File Formats: MapInfo Interchange File Format (MIF)

MapInfo Interchange File format is a vector file format which is produced by MapInfo Corporation. It is an ASCII text file that fully describes the contents of a MapInfo table (the graphical component of map interchange data) which is stored in a corresponding MID file.

This file format is not supported in the Imaging Pro toolkits. Read and write support for this format is provided in the Document and Medical Imaging toolkits.

The default extension used by this format is: MIF.

This file format is supported by the TatukGIS Viewer and by FME (from Safe Corporation).

LEAD supports versions 1, 2, 300, and 450 of this format.

This file format supports layers, grouping objects, and embedded raster objects.

The file constants associated with this file format are:

Constant Read Support Write Support Description
Mif Yes Yes MapInfo Interchange File.

The following table indicates which objects LEAD can load and which objects it can save:

Object: Load: Save:
Arc Supported Supported
Line Supported Supported
Point Supported Supported
Polyline Supported Supported
Rectangle Supported Supported
Region Supported Supported
Rounded Rectangle Supported Supported
Text Supported Supported

Required DLL: Leadtools.Vector.dll and Leadtools.Codecs.Mif.dll. For a listing of the exact DLLs needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application .

Related Formats: WMZ - Compressed Windows Metafile Format, CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile, CMX - Corel Presentation Exchange Format, DGN - Intergraph Format, DRW - Micrografx Designer DRaWing, DWF - DWF Format, DWG - DWG Format, DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, GBR - Gerber Format, PCL - Printer Command Language Format, PCT - Macintosh Pict Format, PLT - PLT / HPGL Format, SHP - ESRI Shape Format, SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics Format, NAP - NAPLPS Format, WMF/EMF - Windows Metafile Formats, WPG/VWPG - WordPerfect Graphics Format, E00 - ArcInfo Interchange File Format.

Platform Support

Extension Module Value Win32 Win64 Net32 Net64 Linux Android Apple UWP MimeType Friendly Name
Mif MIF 335 MIF - MapInfo Interchange File Format

For a complete list for supported file formats, see Summary of All Supported File Formats.

For details of the file formats supported across products and platforms, refer to File Format Comparison Chart.

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