>> GEOTIFF file

GEOTIFF file format description

Many people share .geotiff files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .geotiff file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .geotiff files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.geotiff - GeoTIFF Raster Image

The GEOTIFF graphic files are related to GDAL. GEOTIFF file is a GeoTIFF Raster Image. GeoTIFF is a metadata format, which provides geographic information to associate with the image data.

Graphic files
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GeoTIFF Raster Image related extensions:
GeoJSON Data
NITF Georeference Data
Swedish Grid Map
Czech Cadastral Exchange Data Format Data
GDAL Virtual Format
Web Map Service Data

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

Can't open a .geotiff 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.

Operating systems

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

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