The File Extensions Database

.ETA File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: GIS Files

What is an .ETA file?

.ETA is Google Earth Placemark File

File created by Google Earth, a global mapping program; contains a marker for a location in the world specified by longitude, latitude, zoom, rotation, and tilt; provides users with an overhead view of the location.

ETA files have been replaced by .KML and .KMZ files in newer versions of Google Earth. They were originally used for EarthViewer 3D by Keyhole, a company that was acquired by Google in 2004.

Programs that open Google Earth Placemark File
Google Earth
Google Earth
Google Earth

How to solve problems with ETA files

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