The File Extensions Database

.BT File Extension

  • Developer by: Ben Discoe
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .BT file?

.BT is Binary Terrain File

GIS file created in the Binary Terrain (BT) format, a binary file format used for storing elevation grids; created as part of the Virtual Terrain Project and designed a a simple, compact elevation grid storage format; used for displaying topographical maps.

Programs that open Binary Terrain File
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper

How to solve problems with BT files

  • Associate the BT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BT is Binary Terrain File. Because only the current version supports the latest BT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Ben Discoe manufacturer website after an available .BT is Binary Terrain File update.
  • To make sure that your BT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.