ASF releases a light duty software kit, Covert to Vector. This tool transforms point or scene information to various other formats that are compatible with external applications such as Google Earth(tm), GIS software such as ArcGIS(tm), text editors, and spreadsheets. One of the primary purposes of this software is to enable users to quickly and easily view the extents of a SAR dataset or a metadata file. This is done simply by dropping the file in question into the Convert to Vector tool which can automatically detect the data type, create a new file based on the available data, and open that file in Google Earth to display the image boundaries. Of course, other transformations are possible; all the tool needs is latitude and longitude information.