GPI File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a GPI file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .GPI files.

What is a GPI file?

Files that contain the .gpi file extension are associated with Garmin GPS devices. The GPI files that are used by these GPS devices store the location and name of a user-defined POI (also known as a point of interest).

A user's GPI files are used by the Garmin GPS device to generate navigational routes. For example, if a user wants directions to a favorite restaurant, the GPS device would reference the GPI file to provide the user with directions to the specific location.

The Bitware Fax software also uses the .gpi file suffix. These files contain fax files that have been sent or received using the Bitware Fax software program.

How to open GPI files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GPI for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different GPI openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GPI

While we know of one file format using the .GPI file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GPI file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of GPI files. Remember, different programs may use GPI files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
GEO5GEO5User submitted
Global eWorkbook - Pre-intermediateGlobal eWorkbook - Pre-intermediateUser submitted
GeoGeoUser submitted
GenStat Discovery EditionGenStat Discovery EditionUser submitted
GSAKGSAKUser submitted
POI LoaderPOI LoaderUser submitted
MapSourceMapSourceUser submitted
GenStat Fourteenth EditionGenStat Fourteenth EditionUser submitted
Global eWorkbook - ElementaryGlobal eWorkbook - ElementaryUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GPI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GPI-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!