MAP (file format)

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Filename extension .map
Type of format Debug

.MAP files are a type of debugging symbol.

These are typically plain text files that indicate the relative offsets of functions for a given version of a compiled binary.


.MAP files are also uncompiled Quake maps. These files are plain text files. Detailed file format specifications can be found on the internet: Quake MAP Specs

Valve's Hammer Editor saved level files in the binary, proprietary .rmf or text-based, human-readable .map format prior to version 4.0.

In addition, the Halo series uses .map files for the levels. Duke Nukem 3D uses .map files for user-created levels.

.map files are also used by the MapInfo Professional Geographic Information System.

Image Maps[edit]

Another form of the .MAP file is for HTML image maps. An image map is formatted in HTML and creates click-able areas over a provided image.

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