GS7BG – Golden Software Surfer 7 Binary Grid File Format

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

This is the binary (non-human-readable) version of one of the raster formats used by Golden Software products (such as the Surfer series). This format differs from the GSBG – Golden Software Binary Grid File Format format (also known as Surfer 6 binary grid format), it is more complicated and flexible.

NOTE: Implemented as gdal/frmts/gsg/gs7bgdataset.cpp.

Driver capabilities

Supports CreateCopy()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::CreateCopy() operation

Supports Create()

This driver supports the GDALDriver::Create() operation

Supports Georeferencing

This driver supports georeferencing

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)