What is a .KAP File And How To Open It – Maptech (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .kap extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .kap file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .KAP file?

The .KAP file extension is from BSB Chart Image File. This file extension was developed by Maptech. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .kap file on 1 platform.

How to open a .KAP file?

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

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

The .kap file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Safe Software FME Desktop software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Safe Software FME Desktop software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .KAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Safe Software FME Desktop software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .KAP file?

If you cannot open the .KAP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .KAP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .kar – Karaoke MIDI File, .kar – PC-Karel, .kb – Borland, .kb2 – Carroll-Net, .kbd – Autodesk. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .KAP file with the Safe Software FME Desktop program on Windows.