.MIF File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .MIF file extension:

  1. FrameMaker Interchange Format File
  2. MapInfo Interchange Format File
  3. Management Information Format

1. FrameMaker Interchange Format File

FrameMaker Interchange Format 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.

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.

Software's name License Platforms
Adobe FrameMaker Adobe FrameMaker Commercial LinuxMacWindows

Updated: September 19, 2010

2. MapInfo Interchange Format File

MapInfo Interchange Format File
  • Developer Pitney Bowes Software
  • Popularity
    3.7 (6 votes)
  • Category GIS Files
  • Format Binary

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.

Software's name License Platforms
GDAL GDAL Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Golden Software Didger Golden Software Didger Free Trial Windows
Golden Software Surfer Golden Software Surfer Commercial Windows
Pitney Bowes MapInfo Pitney Bowes MapInfo Paid Windows

Updated: February 6, 2012

3. Management Information Format

Management Information Format
  • Developer N/A
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)
  • Category Misc Files
  • Format N/A

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

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Free Trial Windows

Updated: May 25, 2021

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