Files with pgw file 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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Software that open pgw file

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PGW file extension - Map data

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.

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


Updated: November 4, 2020

The default software associated to open pgw file:

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Help how to open:

You can view these files using any text editor.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

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, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 pgw files.

Software that open pgw file - Map data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with pgw file by default:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Other suggested software:
PSPad small icon PSPad
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Atom small icon Atom
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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