The File Extensions Database

.DIV File Extension

  • Category: GIS Files

What is an .DIV file?

.DIV is DIVA-GIS Project File

Project file created with DIVA-GIS, a mapping and geographic data analysis program; includes a map image and a collection of layers used to display objects and properties on the map; also stores parameters that describes the map’s scale and center.

DIVA-GIS Project files can be created by selecting Project → New within the application. Objects can be added to the map by selecting Layer → Add.

NOTE: While DIV files include layers, the layer data is stored in separate files. These files are often saved with a .SHP extension in another directory. Since layers are saved separately from projects, when a project file is deleted, the layer data is still available.

Programs that open DIVA-GIS Project File

How to solve problems with DIV files

  • Associate the DIV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DIV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DIV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DIV 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 .DIV is DIVA-GIS Project File. Because only the current version supports the latest DIV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .DIV is DIVA-GIS Project File update.
  • To make sure that your DIV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.