.MXD File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MXD extension:

ArcGIS Map Document

ArcGIS Map Document
  • Developer ESRI
  • Popularity
    4.1 (7 votes)
  • Category GIS Files
  • Format N/A

Map file format used by ESRI mapping software, such as ArcMap; saved in a compound format that includes the map description, layout, and embedded objects saved in the map; organized into units called storages and streams.

NOTE: MXD map files may grow in size after being saved multiple times because they can become fragmented. Saving a fragmented map document as a new document may reduce its file size.

Software's name License Platforms
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop Commercial Windows

Updated: July 17, 2008

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