Processing bathymetric data requires specialised software. However, once processed, 3D bathymetric data can be viewed using the free software packages;
- iView4D - reads SD files or,
- Easy View - reads CSAR files
2D bathymetric surfaces can also be read using professional GIS programmes or one of the following two programmes available for free;
- ArcGIS Explorer - reads ArcGIS layer packages, SHP files and Geotiffs
- Google Earth - reads KML or KMZ files.