Backup Management

Backup management is a feature added in version 3.1.0 however MapIt Pro extension is required to use this feature. The tool allow creation of a snapshot in time for current core database and saves it to MapIt->Backups folder on your device.

Backup management

Backup management


When you open a project management for the first time you should get the blank list looking similar to the picture below. Please press the ‘Add’ button in the right-bottom corner to get your first backup created.

Backup management - Initial screen

Backup management – Initial screen

Backup management - available backups list.

Backup management – available backups list.

When you select an item on the list, the context menu will be displayed on the Action Bar.

Backup management  - Context menu

Backup management – Context menu

Buttons on the context menu will allow you to:

  • restore the data from backup file
  • share the backup file using different apps
  • delete the backup file

When ‘Restore from backup’ option is chosen, an alert dialog will be shown asking you for the confirmation.

Please be careful when using this option – current database will be overridden and this operation cannot be reveres.

Backup management - restore alert

Backup management – restore alert


The core MapIt database is a standard SQL Lite database and can be opened and edited by SQL Lite Editors e.g. SQL Lite Studio:




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2 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    How can I convert this standard SQLite3 Database to an alternative file for ingest into QGIS?

    • osedok says:

      Hi Scott, MapIt database is not kind of spatial database, so it will not be easy.
      Tables containing the spatial information are:
      – Layers, Features, Points
      These tables are related to each other and you could so some kind of query to retrieve the data but I am not able to give you any advice on that.
      The attributes of each feature are stored as JSON strings in Features table.

      if you need to pass the data from MapIt to qGIS the best way is just to export the layer as geoJSON and use free on-line tool called OGRE to convert your data to SHP file.
      SHP file can be than opened in qGIS and the table will contain all attributes in separate fields.

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