The file extension SQLITE is associated with databases which are created using the SQLite database management system. SQLite uses SQL (Structured Query Language Technology), which is a specific language that is used for working with information in relational databases. SQL follows the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards.
The file extension SQLITE is a database file type that contains text, numerical data, cell structures, spreadsheet layouts, database management information, objects, and other elements that are typically used with a database. SQLite is a relational database management program that can be used by many different applications and platforms. As long as the application or platform supports SQLite, you can access SQLITE file extensions using SQL commands.
SQLite provides a versatile library which allows the database to be recognized by GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and a variety of different programming applications. The SQLite program is also commonly used with web browsers and is integrated into mobile operating systems such as iOS and Symbian.
How to Open SQLITE Files
Since SQLITE files integrate well with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. SQLITE files can be supported by different applications, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If you use Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, you can open SQLITE files using SQLite, which is available as a free download on the SQLite.org website. The download also includes source codes in a ZIP archive, documentation for the SQL Syntax and C/C++ specifications in addition to other components. You can also obtain the precompiled binaries command-line shell for Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
SQLiteman will also open the SQLITE file extension for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and OS/2. SQLiteman is a database development tool designed for use with SQLite and is distributed under the terms of General Public License v2 or GPLv2. SQLiteman is available as a free download on the SQLiteman website. As an added note, if you want to use SQLiteman to open the SQLITE extension on OS/2, you may need to download OS/2, which is available on the SourceForge website.
On a Windows-based PC, you can open SQLITE files using a GIS-related application such as AutoCAD Map 3D, which is available for download on the AutoDesk website. You can also use MapGuide Open Source, which is also compatible with Linux and available for download on the OSGeo website.
SQLITE files can also be opened using a variety of different integrated web browsers such as Firefox and Opera in addition to browsers used with Google Android, iOS, and Symbian OS.