.MIF File Extension
File Type 1MapInfo Interchange Format File
|Developer||Pitney Bowes Software|
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.
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.
File Type 2FrameMaker Interchange Format File
|Category||Page Layout Files|
.MIF File Association 2
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.
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.
File Type 3Management Information Format
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
.MIF File Association 3
Defines custom system architectures that can be tested using Microsoft Systems Management Server; also known as a IDMIF file.