What Is the File Extension Mgi?


Global Positioning Systems or GPS units are devices that help you navigate and get directions from one place to another. There are a number of GPS units on the market, including one that uses .mgi files.


  • Mgi files are used by the Explorist or Meridian models of the Magellan brand of Global Positioning Systems.


  • A file with the .mgi file extension is a Magellan map file.


  • Mgi files contain a map used by the Magellan GPS devices. The .mgi file extension serves as a marker to the GPS, allowing it to be utilized as needed.


  • Magellan GPS units come with .mgi files already installed. You can also download custom maps from third-party websites to install on your GPS with a USB cord.


  • Some versions of the Magellan Explorist utilize .imi files rather than .mgi files. The Meridian also uses .img files.

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