What is a .SGY File And How To Open It – SEG Technical Standards Committee

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sgy extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .sgy file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SGY file?

The file extension .SGY is from SEG-Y Data File.This file extension belongs to the developer SEG Technical Standards Committee. The format of this file is text and binary, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sgy file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SGY file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .SGY file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SGY file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .sgy file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Geopsy software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SGY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Geopsy software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SGY file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sgy file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Geopsy software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Geopsy.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SGY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Geopsy software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SGY file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .sgy file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Geopsy software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Geopsy software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SGY file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Geopsy software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SGY file?

If you are still unable to open the .SGY file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SGY file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sgz – Sigza Authentication Systems, .sh – Bash Shell Script, .sh2 – HeavenGames, .sh3d – eTeks, .sh3f – eTeks. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SGY file with the Geopsy program on Windows, Geopsy program on Mac and Geopsy software on Linux.