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.mwf File Extension

Developer: Autodesk
File type: Window File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mwf. Files with the file extension .mwf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mwf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mwf file?

The MWF file extension is known as the MapGuide Author Map Window File, which was developed by Autodesk. The MapGuide program is used to design maps using CAD and GIS data. It contains map descriptions like names, styles, background colors, layer settings and a source data server address. It has the ability to store map configurations and contact Autodesk Map Guide servers to download and display map data. It stores spatial data saved in binary format and can be exported in XML format to .mwx files. Spatial data includes cities, roads and country borders, and these details are the only pieces of data shown in a typical map. It combines vector and raster data into one single file. There are three versions of MapGuide, namely basic MapGuide, which is used for the creation of GIS applications, MapGuide Enterprise for Web-based applications and MapGuide OpenSource, which is a Web-based version. Files in MWF format can be opened with Autodesk MapGuide Viewer in Microsoft Windows platforms.

how to open a .mwf file?

Launch a .mwf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mwf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mwf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mwf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mwf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mwf file association errors

applications that open a .mwf file

Autodesk MapGuide Viewer

Autodesk MapGuide Viewer

The MapGuide Viewer is a web-based and a stand-alone program that allows users to develop and use web mapping applications. Its interactive viewer offers property inspection, map tips and feature selection. It uses an XML database to administer and control content. It creates data in file formats such as Spatial Index Files (SIF) and Spatial Data files (SDF). These files are then transmitted on the Internet to provide map information. It can read date from HTML pages and in various programming languages including Visual Basic, Java and C++. The program may be used in both Windows and Linux environment. This is an open source software and developed by the community. MapGuide supports IIS web servers and Apache. It also makes use of .Net, Javascript APIs and Java for software development. It can work on different browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera but it works best with Internet Explorer.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mwf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mwf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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