What is a .SP3 File And How To Open It – NOAA NGS (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .sp3 extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .sp3 file extension and how to open it.

What is a .SP3 file?

The file extension .SP3 stands for NGS SP3 File. This file extension belongs to the developer NOAA NGS. The format of this GIS software file is text.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sp3 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SP3 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SP3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SP3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sp3 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Wolfram Research Mathematica software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Wolfram Research Mathematica.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SP3 file

2. The second step is locating 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 Wolfram Research Mathematica software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SP3 file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .sp3 file on Mac.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SP3 file

2. The second step is locating 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 Wolfram Research Mathematica software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SP3 file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .sp3 file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Wolfram Research Mathematica software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Wolfram Research Mathematica.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SP3 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Wolfram Research Mathematica software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .SP3 file?

If you are still unable to open the .SP3 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SP3 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sp3 – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SP3 file with the Wolfram Research Mathematica program on Windows, Wolfram Research Mathematica program on Mac and Wolfram Research Mathematica software on Linux.