What is a .SYM File And How To Open It – TatukGIS (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .sym extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .sym file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .SYM file?

The .SYM file extension stands for TatukGIS Symbols File. The developer of this file extension is TatukGIS. The file is a GIS software file.

What to know

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

How to open a .SYM file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the TatukGIS Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: TatukGIS Viewer.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SYM 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 TatukGIS Viewer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SYM file?

If you cannot open the .SYM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SYM file.sym – Symbols File, .sym – gEDA. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SYM file with the TatukGIS Viewer program on Windows.