In what languages are Intrasis available? Which file formats can I use? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to Intrasis. You can also submit a new question by sending an email to If the question is of general interest it will be published anonymous below.

On which operating systems does Intrasis run?
Intrasis runs on Windows OS and you can run it on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

I have downloaded and unzipped the Help File but it seems to be empty?
Your computer may be blocking the file. Right-click on the file Intrasis.chm and go to Properties and make sure to unblock it and thereby allow your computer to run it.

Which version of ArcGIS can I use with the current version of Intrasis?
For Intrasis 3.1.1 you can use ArcGIS 10.1–10.4.

In which languages are Intrasis 3 available?
At the moment it is only available in English. But it is designed so other languages can be added in the future. Please note that your input of data is metadata driven, and thereby you can use any language.

What is metadata in Intrasis?
Metadata is the information about the stored data. It sets the properties of e.g. names of classes, attributes and alternatives and how they behave in the system. All these settings are done in Database Administrator and we will provide you with a basic template in English or Swedish.

Do I need to convert an Intrasis 2 database to Intrasis 3?
Yes, since the database management system is changed from MSSQL to PostgreSQL it is necessary to convert databases from Intrasis 2. You find the Database Conversion Wizard in the installation package. At conversion you need to have access to both database management systems. The conversion will create a copy of the database as well as the files in Intrasis project folder. Errors during conversion are written to a log.

Is it possible to convert an Intrasis 3 database to Intrasis Explorer 2.2?
No. Intrasis is not backward compatible.

Which file formats can I use when importing geographical information to an Intrasis database?
ISD (Trimble, stylesheet available from download), GSI (Leica) and Esri shape data set. An Intrasis XYZ – format is also available. More information about file formats is found in our Helpfile.

How do I prepare metadata to store images (documents) for a class? Documents are often best handled as a relation since the tendency is that each object often is represented by several images. But here is how to do it:

  1. Create a new attribute with datatype Document.
  2. Connect the system attributes listed below to the class:
  • FileName (Automatically stores the file name of the document when imported)
  • Path (Automatically stores the path to the document when imported)
  • Thumbnail (Your imported document will show as Thumbnail in Document tab)