LOC File Type

- The quick facts

What are LOC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LOC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a LOC file?

Files that contain the .loc file extension are most commonly associated with GPS software applications. The LOC files contain GPS location information, such as waypoints, destinations and other location data.

Files that are stored in the LOC format often store favorite locations, places of interest, recent destinations and other locations that have been saved by a user to a GPS system. These files are normally saved in in XML format.

The LOC file format has been being replaced increasingly by the GPX file format.

MicroSim PCBoards also use the .loc file format. These LOC files contain component location report files.

How to open LOC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the LOC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LOC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: October 22, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension LOC

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

EasyGPSEasyGPSUser submitted
GSAKGSAKUser submitted
ITN ConverterITN ConverterUser submitted
Fugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversFugawi Moving Map Software for GPS ReceiversUser submitted
ThinkVantage Access ConnectionsThinkVantage Access ConnectionsUser submitted
Access ConnectionsAccess ConnectionsUser submitted
ExpertGPSExpertGPSUser submitted
IBM ThinkPad UtilityIBM ThinkPad UtilityUser submitted
Lingobit LocalizerLingobit LocalizerUser submitted
Fugawi UK Digital MapsFugawi UK Digital MapsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LOC-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 LOC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!