Q: What file format is utilized by the map application? Does the map application utilize a proprietary file format?
A: The map application does not utilize a proprietary file format. It is based on ESRI’s ArcEngine, the same application base used by ArcDesktop (another ESRI product used to manage maps). ESRI allows the inclusion of thousands of different map formats and permits the native use of the output from your GIS department without integration or modification.