KAT file extension is primarily associated with the Keyhole Markup Language XML file format. It's used for geographic visualization, including annotation of maps and images. Google Earth was the original proprietary developer of KML file format before it was made an open standard by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Understanding KAT Files
KAT Files are essentially ZIP archives that stores KML files in them. They can be opened using variety of applications, but foremost for opening and editing KAT files is Google Earth. Please note that KAT files are commonly mistaken for torrent files from the popular online sharing platform, KAT or Kickass Torrents, which has been closed and continued as other derivatives. However, these files have .torrent extension and not .KAT. Expand your horizons using Google Earth and open a KAT file now for a comprehensive geographic visualiztion.
KAT Files and 3D Modelling Software
KAT files extension can also be associated with 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max), a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images, developed by Autodesk. The application is widely used by game developers, TV commercial studios and architects. However, these are very rare instances and not as common as Google Earth KAT files.
Opening Files with KAT Extension
To open a KAT file, as with any other file type, you should always start by double-clicking it. If your computer has an associated program installed, it should open the KAT file automatically. If the file doesn�t open when you double-click it, you probably need the correct application on your computer. If you're still having trouble openning it, you might want to try converting the KAT file to another format. Although, file conversion might change the nature of your file or even corrupt it.
KAT File Important Information
It is always important to remember that file extensions themselves do not provide adequate information about the nature of their associated file content. Be sure to confirm that your KAT file is not a misnamed torrent or some other displaced file type. Performing a Google search for the file name can help in identifying the software that generated the file. Also, be wary of any files that your antispyware or antivirus software has flagged as potential threats. Finally, do not attempt to open any file without substantive information about its origin. Stay informed, stay secure.