QGZ file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.qgz - Quantum GIS Compressed Project

The QGZ gis files are related to Quantum GIS. The QGZ file is a Quantum GIS Compressed Project. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a cross-platform free and open source desktop geographic information systems (GIS) application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.

Quantum GIS
GIS files
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Quantum GIS Compressed Project related extensions:
SeeYou Raster Map Data
Garmin MapSource Map Data
TripLogik TL1000 RAW Data
MapInfo 3D Graph Template
AGPS-Shape Pro Data Point
Garmin MapSource Waypoints Database

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

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

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

gz, qbz, qgs, qrz, qtz, qz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Create A Quiz Data File
Quantum GIS Project
Quartz Composer Composition
QuaSZ Texture Data
Gzip Compressed File
Quick Trial Balance Data File

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