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.lpk File Extension

Developer: ESRI
File type: ArcGIS Layer Package
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .lpk. Files with the file extension .lpk can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .lpk files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .lpk file?

These are files known as ArcGIS Layer Packages and data files that users created using ArcGIS Desktop developed by ESRI. ArcGIS Desktop is an application for software package mapping and visualization, useful for the increase and improvement of understanding and decision-making, automation of various cartography aspects, simplifying data design, as well as the creation and sharing of information. The LPK files created using this software contain not only the map layer but also the data of that map layer. This map layer data contained in LPK files can be imported into another map. LPK files are used to share self-contained map layers to others. LPK files can be uploaded and shared over the net using the ArcGIS Online service. Both ArcMap and ArcGlobe use LPK files wherein these programs are both parts of the ArcGIS Desktop software. The ESRI ArcGIS Desktop is used to open LPK files categorized as GIS files.

how to open a .lpk file?

Launch a .lpk file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .lpk file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .lpk files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .lpk file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .lpk file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .lpk file association errors

applications that open a .lpk file

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop

ArcGIS for Desktop has full cartographic production process, unlimited sharing of data and maps, editing tools and advanced analysis and Geoprocessing. Specifically, the program features on: Spatial Analysis tools that turns data into actionable information and automate your various GIS tasks; Data Management where you can easily integrate all types of data for visualization and analysis; Mapping and Visualization that enables you to produce high quality maps; Advanced Editing which simplifies your data design, input, and cleanup; Geocoding in which address locations and recognizing patterns within the information can be spatially displayed; Map Projections that is used in integrating data sets from disparate sources into a common framework; Advanced Imagery where you can use it as basemap or background in analyzing other data layers, applying various specifications to the image dataset, or using it as part of the analysis; Data Sharing where you can share data to individuals or groups from a convenient, centralized location; Customization by adding and removing buttons, menu items, or docking toolbars.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .lpk files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .lpk. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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