The ROU file extension is related to the MapSource developed by Garmin. The .rou file contains route information data.

There are 2 other file types using
the ROU file extension!

empty icon.rou - English Lake District Walker Calculator route file

empty icon.rou - Gerber route file

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ROU file extension - MapSource route information file

What is rou file? How to open rou files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The ROU file extension is associated with the GPS mapping and navigation products developed by Garmin. The .rou file stores route information for Garmin MapSource a software for editing navigation data in the computer.

The default software associated to rou file type:

MapSource icon

Garmin Ltd. logoMapSource  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Garmin Ltd.

MapSource is navigation software that is able to plan and organize trips. MapSource is included when you purchase a Garmin map product on DVD or CD.

Help how to open ROU files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension ROU:

As far as we know, this .rou file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Garmin website

List of recommended software applications associated to the .rou file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open rou file, edit rou file, convert rou file, view rou file, play rou file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others rou file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with rou file - MapSource route information file

Click on the software link for more information about MapSource. MapSource uses rou file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

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