There are 26 other file types using
the MAP file extension!

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empty - NAVIGON map

empty - BrainVoyager QX map

empty - Pro/ENGINEER data

empty - Delphi detailed map file

map - Native Instruments Reaktor wavetable data

empty - 3Com Network Supervisor network topology map

empty - Hex Workshop Hex Editor character map

empty - Imagination Image Map Editor coordinates

empty - Ingres termcap mapping

empty - Offline Explorer data

empty - OziExplorer map

map - Poser 3D map

map - Server side image map

empty - Weather Defender map

empty - Fly! map description

empty - WAsP terrain map

empty - Leadwerks Game Engine map

empty - Envision picture image

empty - Navman map data

MAP file extension - Geographical map

What is map file? How to open map files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

File extension map is often associated with various geographical software.

A .map file are usually graphical images of various maps in either bitmap or vector graphical format. Might sometimes also contain navigation points, routes, points of interests, etc.

These files are used by many programs, the formats are however different and thus incompatible.

MIME types:

Updated: November 8, 2023

The default software associated to open map file:

Manifold System picture or screenshot

Manifold logoManifold System  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Manifold System is GIS solution for Microsoft Windows that contains a desktop application, an objects library for programmers and  an Internet Map Server for web applications.

IDRISI Andes picture or screenshot

IDRISI Andes  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Clark Labs

IDRISI Andes is an integrated GIS and image processing application used to analyse and view digital spatial information.

MapInfo icon

Pitney Bowes Software Inc. (MapInfo) logoMapInfo  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Pitney Bowes Software Inc. (MapInfo)

MapInfo is mapping application for Microsoft Windows. It is used to visualize the relationships between data and geography. MapInfo gives users the tools to examine and demonstrate the relationship between geography and data thanks to its powerful analytical and geoprocessing tools.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Try to use XnView to open *.map geographical map files.

How to convert:

Various GIS/GPS navigation map files can usually be converted or exported to another such format, or even just a simple image for sharing purposes. Usually done with some kind of dedicated export function in a program capable of working with MAP format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .map file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open map file, edit map file, convert map file, view map file, play map file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

map file viewer - programs that view map file - Geographical map

Programs supporting the exension map on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view map file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with map file by default:
Manifold System
MapInfo small icon MapInfo


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