What is a .MAP File And How To Open It – SIL International (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .map extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .map file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MAP file?

The file extension .MAP is from TECkit Mapping File.The creator of this file extension is SIL International. The format of this miscellaneous file is text.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .map file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MAP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .MAP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MAP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .map file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the TECkit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the TECkit software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MAP file on Mac

To open the .map file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the TECkit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MAP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the TECkit software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MAP file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .map file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the TECkit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the TECkit software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MAP file?

If you cannot open the .MAP file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MAP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .map – id Software, .map – Bungie Studios, .map – Bethesda Softworks, .map – Furcadia, .map – Leges Motus, .map – SWIFT Weather, .map – NAVIGON, .map – Mapjects Development, .map – Re-Logic, .map – Michael Schaffer and Florian Hufsky. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MAP file with the TECkit program on Windows, TECkit program on Mac and TECkit software on Linux.