Generic sensor format
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The generic sensor format (GSF) is a file format used for storing bathymetry data, such as that gathered by a multibeam echosounder. The format was created by Scott Ferguson and Daniel A. Chayes.
Up until 2013, specifications and source code for a library to read and write GSF files were available from Science Applications International Corporation's Maritime division. When SAIC was restructured and renamed to Leidos, the GSF project was retained by Leidos. As of March 2014[update], Leidos' website includes a page about GSF, but specifications and source code are not downloadable.
The GSF library documentation states that it "may be distributed without restriction", but contains no license for use.
GSF is supported by the following software packages:
- "Generic Sensor Format (GSF)". Leidos. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- "Use of a Generic sensor format to store multibeam data". IEEE Oceans. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- gsf_lib.doc, version 03.04, 8 June 2013, section 1.5 Distribution (as included in http://www.saic.com/maritime/gsf/download/gsf_0304.zip, accessed 2014-02-19)
- "CARIS HIPS and SIPS Professional". CARIS. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
- "NaviEdit Release Notes". EIVA Marine Survey Solutions. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
- "Data formats supported by Fledermaus". Quality Positioning Services B.V. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
- "MB-System Supported Swath Data Formats". Retrieved 2014-02-24.
- "QINSy Side Scan Sonar". Quality Positioning Services B.V. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
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