MAP File Extension

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Geographical Map Format
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    Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet
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What is MAP file?

MAP files, precisely - Geographical Map Files, are associated with MapInfor – a program for managing geographical data. File with a MAP extension, along with 3 other file, is the basic source of data for the above mentioned software.

Each saving of a MAP file by MapInfo includes sorting the objects contained within into the so-called R-Tree structure.

Function of MAP files

MAP files contain graphic data and geographical information necessary for proper display of vector properties on a amp. This includes map’s objects stored in a binary system. Therefore, MAP files describe graphic objects.

Utilising such files enables to store, analyse, change and use information in a graphic form. MAP files are usually used by professional users.

Programs that support MAP file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MAP file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MAP file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the MAP file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MAP file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MAP file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MAP file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the MAP file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on MAP file.

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