mapping system MSv7

DiVisual Mapping System will change they way condition reports are registered and produced in galleries, museums, conservation studios and so on. It takes common tasks of conservators and takes it a step further, streamlining processes giving art conservators a very versatile and reliable tool for their daily work right at hand.

The DiVisual „Mapping System“ will dramatically reduce the time needed to draw a map for condition reports on a computer.
Beside it will also increase the accuracy of the condition map since you are able to zoom in to the image and register even smallest details.
The use of the Mapping System MSv7 is super simple and bullet prove. All you need to do is to click a button, register a damage or treatment and confirm what you have done.
Msv7 is based on Adobe‘s Photoshop but you don‘t need to be an expert in Photoshop. Our aim is to deliver conservators a very simple and easy to use visualization tool for their reporting tasks. Nested inside of Photoshop, MSv7 is a true Plug-In offering you everything needed to draw beautiful condition / treatment maps in it‘s own tool-palette. It‘s really a true „what you see is what you get“ and so simple, that you will master it in 5 minutes! (see some video tutorials)


Drawing and registering:
The core suit of tools are giving you the possibility to register the condition of the art work on layers separated by theme (damage types such as scratches, stains, losses, deformations, etc., etc.,). Damages are strictly kept on separate layers for easy interpretation and printing out if necessary.
Condition report history:
After registering an art works condition it will be locked away as a history state. This is happening within the same map file, allowing you to have all history states at hand when ever you need them.
Conservation treatment / treatment history:
Registered damages can be marked as treated as a whole or in parts. This is happening in separate layers within the treatment history. All treatments are marked with an automatic and unique time stamp assuring, that the moment of treatment can always be tracked back.
Metadata on the art work is stored within the map file. In the metadata header of the file. Information, such as artist, work title, dimensions, material, inventory number, etc. is stored and will travel with the file where ever it will be stored or sent to. This way the map file can always be related to an art work in the collection and in a collection management system.
Database connectivity:
The Mapping System MSv7 is able to connect with collection management systems such as Museum+ RIA and exchange information on the art work and its condition.


The Mapping System MSv7 offers a suite of modules for different art works. One can buy each module separately or as a whole.
At the moment, mapping modules for *paintings", "polychrome sculptures", "work on paper" and "textiles" are available. Modules for mapping of  metals, glass and ceramics  and others will follow one by one.

Tech specs / system requirements (see the ADOBE web site for full system requirements and specs)

  • ADOBE Photoshop CC 2014 or higher
  • Java Runtime Environment 6 or higher
  • 1.8GHz or faster processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista) Windows 7, Windows 8
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive
Mac OS
  • ADOBE Photoshop CC 2014 or higher  
  • Java SE Runtime Environment 6 or higher
  • PowerPC® G5 or multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.6.3
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
  • 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • DVD-ROM drive


Different License models are available, please ask for a quote