What is a .HGT File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .hgt extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .hgt file extension and how to open it.

What is a .HGT file?

The file extension .HGT is from SRTM Elevation Data File.This file belongs to the binary format and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .hgt file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .HGT file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .HGT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .HGT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .hgt file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Safe Software FME Desktop, DG Terrain Viewer and DG SRTM Void Killer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .HGT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Safe Software FME Desktop software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .HGT file on Linux

To open the .hgt file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the DG Terrain Viewer software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is DG Terrain Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .HGT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the DG Terrain Viewer software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .HGT file?

If you are still unable to open the .HGT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .HGT file.hh – C++ Header File, .hhc – Microsoft, .hhh – Power C, .hhi – Electronic Arts, .hhk – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .HGT file with the Safe Software FME Desktop, DG Terrain Viewer, DG SRTM Void Killer programs on Windows and DG Terrain Viewer software on Linux.