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File Type 1 Generic IconImage Map
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

An image map is a text file that defines linked areas of an image. It includes X,Y coordinates of areas that can be clicked by users and the corresponding link for each area.

Image maps can be saved within an .HTML document or as ".map" files, which are processed by the server.

Open With
Windows

IconView in a Web browser

IconEdit with a text editor

Macintosh

IconView in a Web browser

IconEdit with a text editor

Updated June 8, 2009
File Type 2 Generic IconWeather Defender Map
File Format Proprietary (SWIFT Weather)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

Weather map format used by Weather Defender, a weather monitoring system designed specifically for Emergency Management Professionals and First Responders; may contain custom geographic and reference layers.

Weather Defender maps can be saved to store custom configurations for forecasting severe weather. These maps can be quickly loaded to view custom weather forecasts.

Open With
Windows

IconSWIFT Weather Defender

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconQuake Engine Map File
File Format Proprietary (id Software)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Game map created for Half-Life, a first-person shooter (FPS) video game; built using the Valve Hammer Editor; saved in a human-readable text-based format; may also be used for creating Quake and Quake II maps.

Valve Hammer Editor 4 saves map files in the newer .VMF format.

The Valve Hammer Editor was previously called "Worldcraft;" it is now commonly referred to "Hammer."

Open With
Windows

IconValve Hammer Editor

IconTorque Constructor

Iconid Software GtkRadiant

Updated October 31, 2007
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