GTopo30 .HDR, .STX, .DEM File Description

Grapher imports elevation data from GTopo30 data sets.

A GTopo30 data set consists of multiple files. The following files must exist in the same directory:

  • .HDR contains header information

  • .STX the statistics file, used to obtain zmin, zmax

  • .DEM contains the actual grid nodes

GTopo30 files are extremely large. Grapher can read the files, though approximately 220 MB of RAM is needed for this operation due to the grid size. You can use the Grid | Extract command to make the file smaller. You must have the associated .DEM, .HDR, and .STX files to use GTopo30 files in Grapher. These files are necessary for computing the X, Y, and Z limits. Some GTopo30 files contain a "no data" value of -9999 in the file. The no data value is set to zero elevation in Grapher.

Import Options Dialog

No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

No import options are available.

Loading .HDR Files

GTopo30 .HDR files can be loaded to create a grid based map (i.e.  Contour Grid Map or Surface Grid Map).

Export Options Dialog

Grapher does not currently export GTopo30 data sets.

See Also

File Format Chart