.BT File Extension

Binary Terrain File

The BT file extension is used for binary terrain files. These store elevation data for displaying topographical maps. The Virtual Terrain Project created the format for compact elevation grid storage....

General Information

Title BT File Extension
Extension .bt
Full Form Binary Terrain File
File Type 3D Model File
Developer Various
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store elevation data
Additional Functions 3D visualization
Features Grid-based, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality High precision
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Geospatial Analysis Yes
3D Terrain Modeling Yes
Simulation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Data verification, Backups

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Varies
Latest Version Depends on software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .dem, .dtm, .hgt

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
3DEM Free Windows
Global Mapper Paid Windows
TerraExplorer Paid Windows