What is MAP file?
A MAP file is a binary file that contains geographical information. The file includes coordinates, shape information, and scales. A .MAP file is a bitmap image file that contains geographic information. The data inside the map can be displayed in two different ways: raster or vector data. Vector data is stored as points, lines, and polygons with associated attributes for size, color, etc. Raster data is stored as pixels with associated color values for each pixel coordinate on the bitmap area to show what terrain looks like at that spot. A lot of software applications make use of these files to display maps in their interface or allow users to edit them online. Such applications include CAD software and some types of 3D modeling packages which typically use this type of file format so they can import and
MAP Format details
|Full Name||Geographical Map Format|
Software, that convert MAP files
The easiest way to convert a MAP file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle MAP files. Open your MAP file with one of them and save in another file format.
- Manifold System
- IDRISI Andes