Files with pgw extension can be found as "world files" for geographic information systems. Basically a text file that contains additional information to accompanied PNG format.

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PGW file extension - Map data file

What is pgw file? How to open pgw files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The pgw file extension is commonly used for so called world files. A world file is a plain text computer data file used by geographic information systems to georeference raster map images.

A pgw file is usually found with PNG images. These file typically contain something like this.


Help how to open PGW files:

You can view these files using any text editor.

How to convert file with extension PGW:

Currently there is no specific information available, about how to convert this file extension.

For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert text files

Related links:

World file information at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .pgw file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open pgw file, edit pgw file, convert pgw file, view pgw file, play pgw 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 of the pgw files.

  • Open pgw file
  • Save pgw file
  • Edit pgw file

Software that open pgw file - Map data file

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