.MIF File Extension

File Type 1

MapInfo Interchange Format File

Developer Pitney Bowes Software
3.7  |  12 Votes
Category GIS Files
Format Binary

What is a MIF file?

File format used by MapInfo mapping and geographic analysis software; saves a map visualization in a format that can be recognized by third party applications; used as an exchange format between GIS applications.

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MapInfo is used for a generating visualizations of a variety of data sets, including demographics statistics, civil engineering information (roads, water mains, etc.), and business intelligence data.

NOTE: MIF files are sometimes accompanied by a .MID (MapInfo data) file that contains additional spatial data.

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Programs that open MIF files

Updated January 17, 2012
File Type 2

FrameMaker Interchange Format File

Developer Adobe Systems
4.0  |  6 Votes
Category Page Layout Files
Format Text

What is a MIF file?

File created by FrameMaker, a program used to generate and manipulate large, structured documents; saved in plain ASCII text and stores all data originally from a .FM or .BOOK file; describes the document's text, graphics, and layout information.

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MIF files are used for exporting FrameMaker documents into a format that can be manipulated by third-party applications and scripts. Exported MIF files can be converted back to their original FM or BOOK files without losing any information.

Programs that open or reference MIF files

Updated January 11, 2011
File Type 3

Management Information Format

Developer N/A
3.3  |  3 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

What is a MIF file?

Defines custom system architectures that can be tested using Microsoft Systems Management Server; also known as a IDMIF file.

Programs that open MIF files

Updated 2006

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