CMAP File Documentation


Feature Value
Extension .cmap
Full Name CmapTools Concept Map File
Primary Application CmapTools
Developer Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)
File Category Document / Educational Tool
MIME Type application/cmap
Purpose To create, navigate, share and critically discuss concept maps.
Open Source No
Supported Platforms Windows, macOS, Linux
Main Features Concept mapping, linking phrases, resources attaching, collaboration, presentation mode
File Structure XML-based
Encryption Supported No
Default Location Varies by installation; typically in a user's documents or project directory.
Text Encoding UTF-8
Usability Education, research, brainstorming, organizing knowledge
File Association Directly with CmapTools application
Customizability High - styles, shapes, fonts, links, and attachments.
Interactivity Interactive elements include links, multimedia attachments, collaboration features.
Export Options Image formats, PDF, web pages, and other concept mapping formats.
Network Sharing Integrated support for sharing maps on Cmap Cloud and other platforms.
Collaboration Features Real-time collaboration, commenting, shared resource libraries.
Accessibility Features Support for screen readers, high-contrast themes, and scalable interface elements.