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Frequently Asked Questions

What file formats does Mappt support?

Mappt supports KML, KMZ, GeoJSON, Shapefile, GeoPackage and GPX file formats.

Does Mappt support attributes?

Yes

Does Mappt support drop down or picklists in attributes?

Yes

Does Mappt support Georeferenced / geotagged photos?

Yes

Does Mappt support Shapefiles?

Yes. It has full import and export of shapefiles.

Does Mappt work offline?

Yes. Mappt has advanced offline caching allowing you to work in areas that don’t have internet or cell data connectivity.

Can I import my own satellite or aerial imagery into Mappt?

Yes. You can import ECW, JP2, or ESRI Compact Cache Bundles.

Does Mappt support geofences?

Yes

Does Mappt support DXF files (the format used by AutoCAD)?

No, but we have had some interest in this format and are keeping tabs on it’s demand. There are no plans at this stage to implement support for DXF.

How do I import a file from the SD Card into Mappt?

Connect your device to your desktop computer with the provided USB cable and follow the on screen prompts. Open the device with Windows explorer and then drag and drop to the file to the desired folder on the device. To import the file into Mappt click the Open Menu icon and select ‘Load dataset from Filesystem’.

How do I import a file from the internet into Mappt?

Locate the internet address of the file and click the Open Menu icon. Click ‘Load dataset from HTTP’ and enter the address. It is possible to copy and paste the address from the tablets browser.

Can I import a file from Google Drive into Mappt?

Yes. Click the load layer icon and select ‘Load from Google drive’. You will be able to connect to your Google drive account that your tablet is logged into.

How do I import a WMS layer into Mappt?

Click the load layer icon, then select ‘Load WFS/WMS’, and finally select ‘Load WMS’. The WMS dialog should appear, enter the server address into the text field and tap Load WMS. Once loaded it will provide you with a list of layers to choose from, select your desired layer(s) and tap ‘Load WMS’ again and Mappt will begin loading them!

How do I jump to my current GPS location in Mappt?

Activate your GPS by clicking on the satellite icon located in the top right. When the icon is blue your GPS is activate and two new icons will appear on the right. The cross-hair icon will jump to your current position and the data window on the bottom right will tell you the GPS coordinates.

How do I export data from Mappt and onto my PC?

Exporting files is only available to licensed copies of Mappt.

With a licensed version click the button to export a layer. You can select to export as a KML or a Shapefile. Select the location, click ‘New’ and enter the file name. It is a good idea to save the file to the external SD card so it can easily be retrieved through Windows explorer.

Why do my complex polygon’s change shape?

Spatial data can often take thousands of polygons which tax the devices ability to display the information. To ensure Mappt responds in a timely fashion we have optimised the rendering of complex polygons. See our blog for further details.

Can I link in an external GPS?

Yes. Check out our guide on the blog on how to link in an external GPS to improve accuracy for over the inbuilt tablet GPS functionality.

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