Golden Software Boundary .GSB File Description


The .GSB format is a proprietary Golden Software file format. There are several different versions of GSB files, so older Golden Software applications may not be able to read .GSB files exported from newer applications.


Golden Software Boundary files contain boundary objects including areas, curves and points. Primary and Secondary IDs are usually associated with each object. The objects have no attributes (such as color or line style) associated with them.


GS Boundary files are binary files (i.e., they can't be created or modified with a text editor or word processor) that are usually used as base maps. Information indicating the type of projection used (if any) is also stored in the file.



All ID attributes for polylines, polygons, and symbol objects are automatically exported to all .GSB files. For contour maps, the Z value is exported as the "ZLEVEL" attribute for all polylines in the contour map. The color, size, symbol shape, width, and other properties are not exported.


Import Options Dialog

See Golden Software .GSB Import Options


Golden Software Boundary .GSB files can be imported with the File | Import command, or more commonly the Map | New | Base Map command.


Import Automation Options

See Golden Software GSB Import Automation Options



See Golden Software .GSB Export Options


Export Automation Options

See Golden Software .GSB Export Automation Options


See Also

File Format Chart