Introduction: DSFILES is free NGS software designed to read NGS .dat files of datasheets and either join them or split them. Generally .dat files containing all the datasheets of a county are downloaded from the NGS Yearly Archives page.
Source: The NGS PC Software page.
- DSFILES has 2 classes of functions
joining .dat files into one .dat file
splitting a .dat file into smaller files by either:
- USGS Quad Name
- County/City Name
- Min/Max Areas
- number of PID datasheets per file
- When preparing to split a file, DSFILES first creates an index file so that you know what each filename that it makes will contain.
- If you use the Min/Max Areas split, DSFILES will make an index file for Alaska and you will have to edit the Max and Min values yourself.