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MapInfo Interchange Format (MIF) is a map and database exporting file format of MapInfo software product. The MIF file filename usually ends with .mif-suffix. Some MIF files also have a related MID file.


To export maps in MIF/MID format:

  1. Load or create an existing map
  2. Select File | Save As
  3. Select Save as type: and choose "Catalog file (*.xml)"

An XML file is created which outlines the directories of the MIF/MID files. A points.mif/mid, polygons.mif/mid and polylines.mif/mid (if exists) is also created.


The MIF/MID dialog

Using the File | Open menu command, open the saved XML file to import the mesh from a MIF/MID file.

After selecting a MIF/MID file, the MIF/MID Import dialog may appear. Users have the option to import the MIF/MID file to one of the following coverage types:

  • GIS Layer
  • TUFLOW 2D/2D Linkage
  • TUFLOW 2D Z Lines/Polygons (simple)
  • TUFLOW Area Property
  • TUFLOW Boundary Condition (flow over area)
  • TUFLOW Boundary Condition (rainfall)
  • TUFLOW Codes
  • TUFLOW Flow Constriction (cell based)
  • TUFLOW From Loss Coefficient
  • TUFLOW Initial Water Level
  • TUFLOW Storage Reduction Factor
  • TUFLOW Water Level Lines
  • TUFLOW Water Level Points
  • TUFLOW Weir Factor

MIF/MID files can also be imported using the Add MIF/MID File Data command in the Data menu of the GIS module.

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