Digital Map Formats

April 18, 2021

Survey Solutions offline maps may be prepared in any of the following formats:

FORMAT EXTENSION TYPE LINKS
ESRI tile package.*.tpk raster USDA Tutorial on creation of TPK tile packages.
ESRI documentation Create Map Tile Package
ESRI mobile map package. *.mmpk rasterESRI tutorial on creating MMPK mobile map packages.
GeoTIFF*.tiff rasterOGC GeoTIFF standard
Example file and description (external links).
Shapefile**.shp
*.shx
*.dbf
vector QGIS tutorial on creation of shapefiles.
ESRI Shapefile Technical Description

*) Shapefiles cannot be uploaded to the headquarters and must be distributed manually to the interviewers' tablets. See shape file overlay.

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