I have installed QGIS for Ubuntu (linux) and downloaded some GIS electoral data from the AEC. When I try to open the files (they have MID and MIF extensions), the application does not recognise the files. What can I do to open these files in QGIS?

  • Perhaps search the help for MapInfo because that is the software that created that data.
    – PolyGeo
    Feb 16, 2017 at 12:10

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QGIS can read MapInfo files. Drag & Drop the MID / MIF files onto the Map Canvas. If you try to open it by Project | Open it will not work.

  • @StuartAnderson Great! I myself just learned d&d trick a few days ago. :)
    – Kazuhito
    Feb 16, 2017 at 12:56

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