GMS:Importing Non-native GMS Files

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GMS can import many files generated by other software in their native format. The files that can be imported to GMS are shown in the tables below. Each file type is identified by the file extension. The file filter corresponding to the desired extension should be selected in the Open File dialog.

File Import Wizard

In addition to the file types listed below, several other types of data can be imported via the File Import Wizard. Refer to the File Import Wizard for more information.

File Type File Ext Description
Model Super Files
*.mfs, *.rsp, *.mts, *.rts, *.sms, *.uts, *.fws, *.ats, *.sps GMS uses super files to help organize model files, which can be numerous. Opening the super file will import the entire model and all associated model files. This will NOT open any GMS specific data, such as Map data or TIN data etc. The file models associated with each super file extension are as follows: *.mfs = MODFLOW, *.rsp = MODPATH, *.mts = MT3DMS, *.rts = RT3D, *.sms = SEAM3D, *.uts = UTCHEM, *.fws = FEMWATER, *.ats = ART3D, *.sps = SEEP2D
Text files
Text files where the data is in columns, as might be exported from a spreadsheet. This brings up the GMS File Import Wizard. Many different types of data can be brought in to GMS by using the File Import Wizard.
*.dxf, *.dwg
Vector drawing data used for background display or for conversion to feature objects.
*.jpg, *.tif
Raster image files used for background display or for texture mapping to a surface.
ArcView shapefiles.
DEM / Grid
*.asc, *.ddf, *.ggd, *.dem
ASCII 2D grid exported from Arc/Info or ArcView, ASCII 2D grid exported from GRASS
Surfer Grid
ASCII 2D grid exported from Surfer.

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