Surfer supported file formats

Surfer supports many different file formats. Below are lists of all supported file formats grouped by type. If you don't see one you need, please submit a support request.

 

Data Types (vector, image, data)

DATA TYPES IMPORT EXPORT
000 IHO S-57 Navigation Chart X  
ACCDB Access Database  X  
AN? ACR-NEMA Medical Image X  
BLN Golden Software Blanking X X
BMP Windows Bitmap X X
BNA Atlas Boundary X X
CSV Comma Separated Variables X
DAT Data X X
DBF Database X X
DICOM3 Medical Image X  
DDF SDTS TVP X  
DGN MicroStation ISSF DGN v1-v7 X  
DLG USGS Digital Line Graph X  
DXF AutoCAD Drawing X
E00 ESRI ArcInfo Export Format X  
ECW ERMapper X  
EMF Windows Enhanced Metafile X X
EPS Encapsulated Postscript   X
FGDB ESRI File Geodatabase X  
GIF Image X X
GML Geography Markup Language X  
GPX GPS Exchange Format X
GSB Golden Software Boundary X X
GSI Golden Software Interchange X X
HTML Image Map   X
IMG ERDAS Imagine X  
JPEG Compressed Bitmap X X
JPEG-2000 Bitmap X X
JSON GeoJSON Vector Map X  
KML Google Earth KML X X
KMZ Google Earth KMZ X X
LAS LiDAR Data X
LAZ LiDAR Data X X
MDB Access 97-2003 Database X  
MDB ESRI Personal Database X  
MID MapInfo Attributes X  
MIF MapInfo Interchange Format X X
PDF Portable Document (raster and vector) X X
PDF Portable Document (GeoPDF) X X
PDF 3D Portable Document (3D PDF)   X
PLT Golden Software PlotCall X  
PLY Stanford PLY X  
PNG Portable Network Graphics X X
PNM/PPM/PGM/PBM Image X  
PNM Image X
RGB SGI-RGB Image X X
RT? US Census TIGER/Line X  
S-57 IHO S-57 Navigation Chart X  
SEG-P1 Exchange Format X X
SHP ESRI Shapefile X X
SID LizardTech MrSID Image X  
SLK Sylk Spreadsheet X X
STL STereoLithograph 3D Mesh X X
SUN Sun Raster Image X X
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics   X
TAB MapInfo Table TAB/MAP vector format X  
TGA Targa (TrueVision) X X
TIF Image  X X
TIF Image GeoTIFF  X X
TXT Text Data X X
XLS Excel Spreadsheet X X
XLSX Excel 2007 Spreadsheet X X
XLSM Excel 2007 Spreadsheet X  
VCT IDRISI VCT Binary Vector X  
WMF Windows Metafile X X
WRL VRML 3D Vector Model   X
X-IMG AVS X-Image  X X

 

Grid Types

GRID TYPES  IMPORT EXPORT
ADF Arc/Info Binary Grid X
AM Amira Mesh X
AN? ACR-NEMA Medical Image X  
ASC Arc/Info ASCII Grid X X
ASI Amira Stacked Images X  
BIL/BIP/BSQ Banded Grid X X
BMP Windows Bitmap X  
CPS-3 Grid Format X X
DAT XYZ data   X
DICOM2 Medical Image X  
DDF SDTS DEM X  
DEM USGS DEM X X
DOS ETOPO-5 X  
DTD DTED X  
E00 ESRI ArcInfo Export Format X  
ECW ERMapper X  
ERS ERMapper Grid Format X X
FLD AVS Field X X
FLT ESRI Float Grid Format X X
GIF Image X  
GLOBE DEM X  
GRD Surfer 6 Text Grid X X
GRD Surfer 6 Binary Grid X X
GRD Surfer 7 Binary Grid X X
GRD Geosoft Binary Grid X X
GRIB Edition 1 Grid Format X  
GXF Grid eXchange Format X X
HDF Hierarchical Data Format X X
HGT SRTM Elevation Data X  
HDR GTOPO-30 X  
IMG Analyze 7.5 Medical Image X X
IMG ERDAS Imagine X  
IMG IDRISI Raster Format X  
INFO Leica Confocal Raw Slices X  
JPG Compressed Bitmap X  
JPEG-2000 Bitmap X  
LAT Iris Explorer X X
netCDF Network Common Data Form X X
PDF Raster X  
PNG Portable Network Graphics X  
PNM/PPM/PGM/PBM Image X  
RAW Raw Binary Grid X X
RGB SGI-RGB Image X  
SID LizardTech MrSID Image X  
STK Metamorph X  
SUN Sun Raster Image X  
TGA Targa (TrueVision) X  
TIF Image as Grid GeoTIFF X X
TXT Formatted Text Grid X  
VTK Visualization Toolkit X
X AVS X-Image X  
Z-MAP Plus Grid Format X

 

3D Grid Types

3D GRID TYPES  IMPORT EXPORT
DAT XYZC data   X
HDF Hierarchical Data Format X X
VTK Visualization Toolkit X

 

Updated August, 2023

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