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VRT file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vrt - GDAL Virtual Format

The VRT gis files are related to GDAL. VRT file is a GDAL Virtual Format. GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation.

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

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

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

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

brt, crt, drt, frt, grt, rt, rvt, vdt, vet, vft, vgt, vr, vrf, vrg, vrh

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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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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