BODC software products

GEBCO Grid display

Viewing data from the GEBCO Grid
Viewing data from the GEBCO Grid ©

The GEBCO grid display software allows you to view and access data from GEBCO's gridded bathymetric data sets

The software is available to download under licence and can be used with either or both gridded data sets. Please note that the software is designed for use with the complete, global data files. It will not work with subsets of the full global data sets.

It provides the means for displaying the data and accessing the data in netCDF and also in simple ASCII formats, including one suitable for conversion to a raster file which can be used with ESRI ArcGIS products.

The software has been developed by BODC to run on a PC running Microsoft Windows 95 or later. It is controlled by a series of drop-down menus and toolbar buttons. The current version is 2.13 and was released in April 2010.

Find out more about the GEBCO Grid display software and updates included in this release. User guide to the GEBCO Grid display software (27 KB)

Features of the GEBCO Grid display software

Reported bug on 31 July 2012

A bug has been reported in the GEBCO grid display software that affects the export of data from GEBCO's 30 arc-second interval grids. In some limited cases when the selected geographic region for export is defined as a fraction of a whole degree, then the exported data value at each grid point has been shifted (in longitude) by one grid cell, i.e. 30 arc-seconds, from its correct value.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to fix this bug. We will make a revised version of the software available as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we recommend that users of the GEBCO grid display software select geographic regions for export at whole degree intervals rather than as fractions of a degree.

Software download

To download this software you are required to have a BODC web user account. If you have already registered and have an account, please follow the link below to download the software. Alternatively, register to become a new user.

Download the GEBCO Grid display software — the download consists of a compressed zip file containing the software, the user guide and help files (3090 KB).


Related GEBCO pages at BODC

Access GEBCO's gridded bathymetric data sets      The GEBCO Digital Atlas
GEBCO at BODC   Order the GEBCO Digital Atlas

Related BODC pages

BODC data products      Collaborative data products
BODC software products      External data products
BODC Web Services       

Related external links

Official GEBCO web site


General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)       International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)       Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)