.GDB File Extension

2 file types use the .gdb file extension.
File Type 1

GPS Database File

Developer Garmin
3.8  |  50 Votes
Category Database Files
Format N/A

What is a GDB file?

A GDB file is a database file created by MapSource, a GPS route editing and trip-planning application. It contains waypoints, routes, and tracks that can be transferred to a Garmin navigation device. GDB files are similar to the universally transferrable .GPX files.

More Information

To create a GDB file in MapSource, simply select File → Save As, choose your save location, name your file, select the GDB format, and click Save.

To create/export a GDB file in the BaseCamp program:

  1. Choose a list or device you want to export data from or click My Collection if you want to export all data in the Library.
  2. Select File → Export, click Export [Name] to export all the items in a list or folder or click Export Selection to export selected items.
  3. Choose a location you want to save your file, select the the GDB file format, name your file, and click Save.

To import a GDB file in the BaseCamp program:

  1. Go to the Library and Devices pane and choose the location from which you'd like to import the GDB file.
  2. Select File → Import.
  3. Choose your GDB file and click Open.
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Programs that open GDB files

Updated January 17, 2018
File Type 2

InterBase Database File

Developer Borland
4.2  |  19 Votes
Category Database Files
Format N/A

What is a GDB file?

Database file created with Borland InterBase; default extension used by versions of InterBase prior to InterBase 7.0; databases created with InterBase 6.5 and earlier have a 2GB file size limit.

More Information

InterBase 7.0 and later saves database files with an .IB file extension.

Programs that open GDB files

Recoveronix InterbaseRecovery
Updated May 11, 2009

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