File Extension Library

.OBF File Extension

  • Developer by: OsmAnd
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .OBF files and how to open them?

Can't open .OBF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .OBF file.

What is a .OBF file extension?

.OBF file extension is created by OsmAnd. .OBF has been classified as GIS Files. The format of .OBF file is Binary.

.OBF is OsmAnd Offline Map File

An OBF file is a data file used by OsmAnd, a GPS navigation application for Android devices. It is saved in the OBF format and stores map data, which may include the placement of roads, buildings, natural objects, and walking, hiking, and biking paths. OBF files enable OsmAnd to render, route, and search maps when offline.

You can create OBF files using OsmAndMapCreator, which allows you to create map data files from .OSM data files that can be used offline. You can also download OBF files created by other OsmAnd users.

You cannot open OBF files directly in OsmAnd or OsmAnd+. The files must be placed in the application data directory in Android:

  • OsmAnd - storage/Android/data/net.osmand/files
  • OsmAnd+ - storage/Android/data/
List of all softwares that can open the OsmAnd Offline Map File

How to fix problems with .OBF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .OBF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .OBF file format
  2. You need to check the .OBF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)