WKB file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .wkb file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .wkb file?
- What program do I need to open a .wkb file?
- How can the .wkb file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .wkb files to another format?
- Where can I find the specifications for .wkb?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .wkb extension?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
OpenGIS Well-known Binary File
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.
Other types of files may also use the .wkb file extension.
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:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
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:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .wkb file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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