How Do I Open MapPoint Files

You can open legacy MapPoint files with an alternative to MapPoint.

Maptitude mapping software has the ability to import Microsoft MapPoint PTM ‘map’ and legacy Streets & Trips ‘est’ files.

In order to import MapPoint files into Maptitude, you will need to have MapPoint 2013 installed.

To import a MapPoint PTM file, select File>Open on Maptitude’s main menu.

Select the file type as MapPoint Map (.ptm) and then select the required PTM file.

Maptitude will then analyze the map file and give you a list of the available datasets.

Each dataset is listed with a ‘type’ (e.g. Pushpin Point), plus the number of records and data fields present.

All are selected by default, but you can select just the required datasets.

Open MapPoint files using an alternative to MapPoint

You will then be asked to provide a new directory to hold the imported data.

A new directory is generally a good idea, so consider creating a sub-directory at the level of your Maptitude workspace.

Maptitude will then start the import process.

Open MapPoint files using an alternative to MapPoint

Maptitude will open a map with the layers you selected.

Open MapPoint files using an alternative to MapPoint
Open MapPoint files using an alternative to MapPoint

To import a MapPoint territory layer, please see this tutorial article: https://www.caliper.com/learning/how-do-i-import-my-mappoint-territory-layer/

To create a route using MapPoint files, please see this tutorial article: https://www.caliper.com/learning/how-do-i-import-mappoint-waypoints-and-use-them-with-the-routing-manager/

For a recording of our webinar on using MapPoint files in Maptitude, please see: https://www.caliper.com/learning/media/using-mappoint-data-in-maptitude/

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