What is a .NMA File And How To Open It – National Marine Electronics Association (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .nma extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .nma file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NMA file?

The file extension .NMA stands for NMEA Data File. This file extension belongs to the developer National Marine Electronics Association. This data related file is in text format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nma file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NMA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .NMA file on your operating system/device.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .nma file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NMA file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GPSBabel 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 .NMA file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .nma file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the GPSBabel software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GPSBabel.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NMA file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GPSBabel software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .NMA file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .nma file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GPSBabel software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GPSBabel.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .NMA 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 GPSBabel software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .NMA file?

If you cannot open the .NMA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NMA file.nmap – NaviComputer, .nmbtemplate – Apple, .nmc – ESRI, .nmea – National Marine Electronics Association, .nmf – ESRI. 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 .NMA file with the GPSBabel program on Windows, GPSBabel program on Mac and GPSBabel software on Linux.