Digital Map Formats

April 18, 2021

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

FORMATEXTENSIONTYPELINKS
ESRI tile package.*.tpkrasterUSDA Tutorial on creation of TPK tile packages.
ESRI documentation Create Map Tile Package
ESRI mobile map package.*.mmpkrasterESRI tutorial on creating MMPK mobile map packages.
GeoTIFF*.tiffrasterOGC GeoTIFF standard
Shapefile**.shp
*.shx
*.dbf
vectorQGIS 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.