BQW file format description

Many people often share .bqw files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bqw files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bqw files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bqw files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bqw file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bqw - ArcInfo BSQ World Data

The BQW gis files are related to ESRI ArcInfo. The BQW file is an ArcInfo BSQ World Data. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.

ESRI ArcInfo
GIS files
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ArcInfo BSQ World Data related extensions:
SeeYou Track Data
Quick Chart 3 Map
GeoVisu Navigation File
ENVI Look Up Table
Map Maker Terrain File
ArcGIS Published Map

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bqw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bqw files. Be especially cautious with .bqw files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bqw file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bqw file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bqa, bqs, bw, qbw, qw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bqw filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bqw:

SGI Black and White Image
Intuit QuickBooks Company File
QmailAdmin Data
Landsat 8 Quality Assessment Band Data
BillQuick Database

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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