KAP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a KAP file?

A .KAP file is a MapInfo Sea Chart file. Through our analysis of KAP files, we know that one use of the format is MapInfo Sea Chart. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open KAP 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 KAP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different KAP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension KAP

While we know of one file format using the .KAP 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 .KAP file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

MaxSea ApplicationMaxSea ApplicationUser submitted
OpenCPNOpenCPNUser submitted
SeaClear IISeaClear IIUser submitted
Fugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversFugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversUser submitted
GPS-MateGPS-MateUser submitted
Keyword AnchorKeyword AnchorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with KAP-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 KAP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!