If you are a surveyor or allied professional, then this site is for you. Mapsoft designs easy to use and affordable CAD software for surveyors and related professionals.

Our products make your life easier in the field. Our two main products are:

  • miniCAD field software running on Palm PDA's and Pocket PC's
  • miniCAD office software running on Windows PC's

For information about Release 4 software:

To download a demonstration version of this software, please visit our downloads page

miniCAD for Palm PDA's and Pocket PC's can:

  • Create new Survey drawings in the field
  • Import existing Survey drawings from most existing CAD packages
  • Export Survey Drawings to most existing CAD packages
  • Perform a wide range of COGO functions
  • Read and Write most Data Recorder formats
  • Upload stakeout data files serially into your Data Recorder
  • Download stadia data files serially, reduce the data and display it
  • Perform all survey queries - point coordinates, bearing and distance, offset from line/arc and area
  • Send stakeout information to text file for large setout jobs
  • Contour your data
  • Act as a Real Time Graphical Data Recorder linked via a serial cable
Item Name: miniCAD for Palm Release 1
Item Number: mc03.1

Palm PDA's:

  • Are lightweight, compact and sturdy
  • Have a high resolution colour screen and good battery life
  • Have rapid battery recharge times
  • Have top pocket convenience
  • Perform normal PDA tasks including Diary, Address Book and note taking
  • Include an in-built digital camera (some models)
  • Are very affordable

Visit Palm's website for more information about Palm products.

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Advantages of the Palm (or PDA) over a laptop:

  • The Palm is lighter and more portable
  • The Palm has a much better battery life
  • The Palm is cheaper
  • The Palm sits in your top pocket and is less likely to be stolen from the field or vehicle
  • miniCAD field software is generally much cheaper than Windows CAD software


Advantages of the Palm over an HP Calculator:

  • The Palm has a graphical display. Data is visual, not just a series of coordinates with point numbers
  • The Palm performs more than just survey calculations (ie Diary, Address and note taking)
  • The Palm is smaller and lighter
  • Survey jobs can be imported and exported to and from the Palm. Field calculations and changes to jobs can be uploaded to Office CAD systems saving data re-entry.
  • Urgent data can be sent to the office immediately via mobile phone

Visit Palm's website for more information about their products.

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miniCAD for Window's can:

  • Perform all functions listed above in the Palm version (except Data Recorder operation)
  • Handle large datasets
  • Display user-defined symbols and linetypes
  • Plot to scale directly to all Windows supported plotters or to DXF, using user-defined title blocks
  • Undo or Redo an unlimited number of commands
  • Run on all versions of 32bit Windows from Windows 95 to Windows XP
  • Run on your PC if you can the operating system
  • Requires about 10MB free hard disk space, CD ROM drive and a free USB or parallel port




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Custom Designed Software

In addition to miniCAD, Mapsoft custom designs software for survey firms of any size or nature. Our clients include government departments, councils and small private firms.

We also have developed non surveying software, such as sports draw software to take the tedium out of organising such a draw.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mapsoft is also a reseller of:

  •  HP Plotters and Printers
  •  Autodesk products
  •  Consumables such as inkjet cartridges and laserjet toner

Mapsoft is also a reseller for Magellan Professional GPS Receivers.

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