.JGW File Extension

JPEG World File

JGW file extension refers to JPEG World Format. JGW files specify map scale, image pixel data, and coordinates of top left pixel. This allows reconstructing geographical area of image. JGW files are A...

General Information

Title JGW File Extension
Extension .jgw
Full Form JPEG World File
File Type GIS Data File
Developer ESRI
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Geo-reference data
Additional Functions Map alignment
Features Spatial information, Text format

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

GIS Mapping Yes
Remote Sensing Yes
Image Analysis Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low risk
Best Practices Verify source, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Unknown
Latest Version N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .tfw, .jpw, .pgw, .gfw

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
ArcGIS Licensed Windows, Mac
QGIS Free Windows, Mac, Linux
AutoCAD Subscription Windows, Mac