About GIS, GPS and map files

GIS, GPS and map file types include formats used by various navigation and mapping software. GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning System) and map files can contain various type of data, from pure graphics to point of interest, routes, waypoints and such. Some of the GIS, GPS navigation and map files are saved in open formats, so that they can be imported and used in numerous navigation devices or programs.

You can check all GIS, GPS or map file formats sorted by name in our GIS, GPS navigation and map file type category, that you can access from the main page on the left category bar.

How to convert GIS, GPS navigation or map data files

GIS, GPS and map files can usually be only opened in their respective native applications. However, some open exchange file formats can be usually opened in most programs. Pure graphics GIS, GPS and map files can sometimes also be opened in various graphic editing software or viewers. Some of these programs may also have the option to export or convert the GIS, GPS and map files to other file formats.

Simply check our database for the GIS, GPS or map file extension you are looking for and in the table below its description you will see a table with software, sorted by platform and actions, that is able to perform a specific action with the GIS, GPS navigation or map files, such as open, export, convert, etc..

Example of GIS, GPS Navigation or mapping software table of recommended applications, sorted by platforms and by actions they are able to perform.

You can also click on each software to open its own web entry on our website, that often contains additional useful information about it, such as developer, website, reviews or other useful articles.

Information about how to open Geographic Information System files can be found in another of our articles - Basic info how to open GIS, GPS or map files.

Online convertors

Alternatively you can also always try to use some specialized converting web service, such as GPS Visualizer, to convert your GPS or maps.

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