WKB file format description
Many people share .wkb files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .wkb file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .wkb files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.wkb - OpenGIS Well-known Binary File
The WKB gis files are related to PostGIS. WKB file is an OpenGIS Well-known Binary File. Well-known text (WKT) is a text markup language for representing vector geometry objects on a map, spatial reference systems of spatial objects and transformations between spatial reference systems. A binary equivalent, known as well-known binary (WKB) is used to transfer and store the same information on databases, such as PostGIS, Microsoft SQL Server and DB2.
- GIS files
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- OpenGIS Well-known Binary File related extensions:
- OpenGIS Well-known Text File
Naturally, other applications may also use the .wkb file extension. Even harmful programs can create .wkb files. Be especially cautious with .wkb files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .wkb 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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .wkb file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
dkb, wmb, wkg, wbk, kwb, ekb, wob, wlb, wkf, skb, kb
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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