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Tips and Tricks

X-Info Maps – common or new methods of importing layer data

Did you know that you can use automated services to keep your layer data up to date in X-Info Maps using Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS), or ESRI Mapping Services (available in X-Info Maps version 6.0)?


  • Moving to WFS, WMS or the ESRI REST integration will keep your GIS data current
  • It removes the need to supply your data to Mipela Support and risk it being out of date until the next update
  • No more having to manually supply your data – eliminate emails with attachments, file shares and FTP!

Tell me more about WFS and WMS…

Layers added into X-Info Maps can be published as WMS and WFS so users can view and manipulate the layers in their selected spatial software, eg. ESRI ArcGIS or MapInfo.

WMS works a little differently than the other dataset types as it requires some advanced configuration of the import selection.

WFS versions supported:

  • 1.0
  • 1.1
  • 2.0

WMS version supported:

  • 1.0

Authentication Methods

  • Basic – uses reversible Base64 encoding instead of encryption
  • NTLM – NT Lan Manager security protocol used for authentication
  • Digest – an authentication where a web server uses the credentials with the web browser
  • Auto – automatically authenticates users

Tell me more about the new ESRI Mapping Services supported in X-Info Maps version 6.0

ArcGIS Server map services host map data in cached (tiled) or non cached (dynamic) format. For ESRI Mapping services, sets of raster (imagery) and vector (feature) data are consolidated into layers and made available as one web service. ESRI Mapping services for both features and images can now be imported into X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD suite Projects using defined URLs to display these layers.

Authentication Methods

There are three authentication methods that can be used for ESRI Services:

  • None – requires no further authentication
  • Generate User Token – requires a Username, Password and Authentication Service URL
  • Generate App Token – requires Client ID, Client Secret and Authentication Service URL (a default is provided)

If you would like more information on the use of WMS and WFS or ESRI from X-Info Maps, and how we can set this up for you, please contact the Mipela Support Team on 1300 857 870 or at support@mipela.com.au.

Latest Release Notes – what’s new?

An updated version of X-Info Aware 2.4 will be available by the end of the month on Google Play and the Apple app store. The update includes the following features:

Support for iPhone11 and iOS 13

IOS 13 and iPhone 11, 11Pro and 11ProMax are now supported for IOS devices.

Updated Login

Logging in to the X-Info Aware app has been updated to allow for different authentication methods. The process has been updated for users to enter a simplified URL address to connect to.

Updated System Drawer Settings

The system drawer now includes some new options and updated Settings.

This includes a Logout option so Users can logout of the current connection.

The Report Issue function is also available which allows users to report any problems they may be experiencing in the X-Info Aware app. A form is launched to easily provide details of the issue, which is sent to Mipela Support team for investigation.

The Settings have been refined for users to provide access to relevant configuration tools for using X-Info Aware for their device.


X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD suite version 6.0 has just been released. The Support team will be in contact soon to arrange an upgrade. The update includes the following new features:

Support for 2020 Projections

X-Info Maps now supports datasets with 2020 Projections, for example GDA2020 which aligns with the new continent-fixed datum which will bring the coordinates of Australia’s mapped features back into line with global systems.

ESRI Mapping Services Supported

ArcGIS Server map services host map data in cached (tiled) or non-cached (dynamic) format. For ESRI Mapping Services, sets of raster (imagery) and vector (feature) data are consolidated into layers and made available as one web service. ESRI Mapping Services for both features and images can now be imported into X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD suite using defined URL’s to display these layers.

WMS/WFS Support

Enhancements have been developed to support current versions of WMS and WFS layers. Additional UI has been added to control versions and axis order for WMS and WFS.

Updated Libraries and Projection files

Libraries such as GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library), Proj4 and SQLite have been updated to provide enhanced support for geospatial data formats and over 6,000 registered projections.

Enhanced Active Directory

Active Directory authentication has been enhanced to support Azure AD over OAuth2 for users to login to X-Info Maps and X-Info DBYD suite.

What’s new – product update

  • Introduction of new functionality to capture the device and capture form ID

  • Print button is now available for all activities
  • Links can be built and added to email actions for direct access to objects via an email

  • Custom fields now available in email template

  • Introduction of a double click function to open images
  • Multiple websites – the ability to set up multiple X-Info WebConnect sites that open a single connection (no dropdown list of connections)
  • Print button is now available for all activities
  • Simplified configuration for https reverse proxy and websocket setup via a new X-Info WebConnect tab in X-Info Connect server settings.