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KAP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.kap - NOAA Nautical Chart Image

The KAP graphic files are related to Nautical Chart Reprojector. KAP file is a NOAA Nautical Chart Image. A BSB image file has a .KAP extension and can be optionally accompanied by a .BSB file which stores further cartographic data and relates multiple .KAPs together. The Nautical Chart Reprojector seems to be no longer supported.

Nautical Chart Reprojector
Graphic files
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NOAA Nautical Chart Image related extensions:
Casio Prizm Flipbook File
Casio Prizm Still Image
CinePaint XML-tagged Image
Computer Graphics Metafile
CyBook Thumbnail Image
Crystal Reports Image

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

Can't open a .kap 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 .kap file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

akp, ap, jap, ka, kal, kao, kp, kpa, kqp, kwp, kxp, kzp, lap, map, oap

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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