Files with dem extension can be found as Digital Elevation Model maps used in some mapping, surveying and navigation programs.

There are 4 other file types using
the DEM file extension!

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DEM file extension - Digital Elevation Model map

What is dem file? How to open dem files?

File extension dem is also commonly used for files that contain Digital Elevation Model map data. A Digital Elevation Model is 3D representation of terrain surface.

It is also known as digital terrain model, or digital surface model. There are several versions of this format, but most of them use the DEM file extension.

Probably most common is the USGS DEM standard, used by United States Geological Survey. USGS DEM geospatial file format is used by many mapping, surveying or navigation software, such as ArcGIS.

Updated: March 24, 2024

Help how to open:

Specialized GIS software is usually able to import .dem files.

How to convert:

Possibly can be converted to other similar formats.

Find conversions from dem file:

dem to avi

dem to csv

dem to mov

dem to mp4

dem to shp

List of software applications associated to the .dem file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dem file, edit dem file, convert dem file, view dem file, play dem file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dem files.

Software that open dem file - Digital Elevation Model map

Programs supporting the exension dem on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dem file action.


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