It can be very frustrating when you have a JGW file and you cannot open it. But do not worry, in most cases solution to your problem is very simple. Follow the instruction in steps 1-4 listed below and you should be able to solve your problem and open the JGW file with ease.
JGW is a file format used to store geographic information related to JPEG images. A JGW file is an ancillary type of data file which contains information such as the coordinates of the corners of the image, in relation to a map projection and/or datum. It also contains information such as resolution and units of measurement.
The data stored in a JGW file is used in geographic software programs or GIS applications to correctly display or georeference a related JPEG image on a map. The JGW file can also be used to define the area that a JPEG image covers on the surface of the Earth.
JGW file icon should be displayed in a manner characteristic to the program which supports such file type. If JGW file icon is of the form of generic blank page icon or similar it means that given format is not associated with any program installed on the system. Below are listed some of the most popular causes of such situation
In order to solve the following problems, follow the instructions:
Step 1. Select, download and install relevant software. The list of programs supporting files with JGW extension can be found below:
Step 2. Associate software supporting JGW with this file format
Step 3. Scan the JGW file using an antivirus software
Step 4. Verify whether the file has been properly downloaded from the internet or copied from an external storage medium. If not, then re-download or copy the file again.
In 95% of cases following these steps should solve problems with JGW files. Sometimes, although rarely, the cause of encountered problems may be different.
Should all the above-mentioned solutions fail to resolve problems with JGW file extensions, there is one last thing you can do – contact an IT expert. You can also try to contact one of the developers of software that supports JGW files.