GEBCO Grid display software

GEBCO Grid display software from British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)

By: British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)  25/02/2009
Keywords: data products, Bathymetric Data

The GEBCO Grid display software is available to download (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/products/software_products/gebco_grid_display/), free of charge under license, for use with the GEBCO gridded bathymetric data sets. It provides the means for displaying and accessing the data from

  • the GEBCO One Minute Grid — a global one arc-minute grid
  • the GEBCO_08 Grid — a global 30 arc-second grid

It has been developed by the British Oceanographic Data Centre to run on a PC running Microsoft Windows 95 or later and is controlled by a series of drop-down menus and toolbar buttons. Please note that the software is designed for use with the complete, global data files that are available for from BODC (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/gebco/).

Features of the GEBCO Grid display software include

  • Display GEBCO's gridded bathymetric data sets on your PC screen, colour coded for depth/elevation.
  • Export data in an ASCII format or netCDF.
  • Choice of five map projections for display — Equidistant Cylindrical, Mercator, Miller Cylindrical, Lambert Cylindrical Equal-Area and Polar Stereographic.
  • Import your own file(s) of data points to display in the map area.
  • Select your geographic area of interest either by chart number, by latitude and longitude limits, or by an on-screen zoom box.

Keywords: Bathymetric Data, data products,

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