MAPConvert Geo-Referencing and Survey Planning Software

MAPConvert is a Windows™ software program for calibrating (geo-referencing) maps and and designing surveys in conjunction with NUVIA Dynamics Inc. portable and mobile data acquisition platforms.

This program is used to convert and to calibrate map images into a *.BMP file that carries the information necessary for proper positioning of the map in AGIS / IRIS / SIRIS / ANAV / RADPatrol (hereafter referred as Airborne/Mobile) systems and PGIS / PDOSE / RADScout (hereafter referred as Portable) instruments in real-time operation. This program ties the coordinates of the map with the coordinates obtained in real time from GPS/Glonass navigation receivers. It can be used on any PC compatible computer with operating system Windows XP and newer.

In addition, the program allows you to create and define the survey area file (AREA.XYZ) that is required for determining the co-ordinates of flight lines and control lines. You may view the survey area with the flight and control lines overlaid on the defined area, and you may also display the survey area superimposed on the geographical map (if available).

It enables the:

  • Calibration of static  maps to be used in NUVIA Dynamics’ Data Acquisition systems.
  • Creation of survey area/lines/points.
  • Projections to UTM, Lambert and Universal Polar Stereographic formats.
  • Examination of flight paths.

Any geographical map, or aerial photograph, may be scanned on a digital scanner to produce a digital image of the area or  obtained from Google Maps using GoogleMapsConvert application, also supplied with NUVIA Dynamics’ Support Programs. The calibrated map is saved as a geo-referenced bitmap for further usage in the data acquisition systems.


The application allows you to create a survey project (XYZ file for Airborne or Ground survey) that contains survey area coordinates, tie lines, survey lines, special lines and way points description. You can also import lines created by Geosoft software.areapath_overmap

Using MAPConvert, you may also control survey history, updating flown lines or  defining re-fly lines. The result PEI binary data file can be opened to review the flown path and selected data.

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