Introduction to ArcPad - Virginia Geospatial Extension Program

Report
Introduction to
ArcPad
Prepared by:
Jennifer McKee
With support from:
NSF DUE-0903270
in partnership with:
Geospatial Technician Education Through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GTEVCC)
Mobile GIS
Allows field staff to capture, update, analyze spatial
data
• 3 Types of Mobile GIS currently
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ArcGIS Mobile
• For enterprise field-workers, medium to large
organizations, deployed from ArcGIS Server,
taskcentric workflow
ArcPad
• For GIS managers and field-workers, small to medium
organizations, deployed from ArcGIS Desktop,
mapcentric workflow
ArcGIS for iPhone
ArcPad
A Mobile GIS product allowing for field data
collection & mapping, GPS integration, and
database access using wireless technology
• Can be run on any mobile device that runs Windows
Mobile OS
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Windows Mobile
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ArcPad is only compatible with the following Windows
Mobile operating systems:
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Windows Mobile supports
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ArcPad 8 - WM OS 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, or 6.5
ArcPad 7.x - WM 2003, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, or 6.5
Microsoft Office mobile (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile
Internet Explorer Mobile
Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile & more
Most mobile devices come with either Windows
Mobile or Palm O.S.
Microsoft ActiveSync
Synchronization software for PDAs
• Easy way to connect PDA to computer and transfer
information, settings, & files
• Synchronization software depends on OS of computer
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Windows XP or earlier – ActiveSync 4.5
Windows Vista or Windows 7 – Windows
Mobile Device Center
If not currently installed, is a free
download from Microsoft
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/microsoft/activesyncdownload.mspx
ArcPad Benefits
Collect & validate field data
• Incorporate rangefinders, GPS, digital cameras &
barcode readers into data collection
• Enterprise data can be shared with field workers &
updated
• Increase efficiency of field data collection
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Example Applications
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Health and Human
Services
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Storm water
management
State & Local
government
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Equipment & inventory
maintenance
Urban & Regional
Planning
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Parks Inventory
Natural Resources
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Mosquito Control Field
Inspection template
Infrastructure & Utilities
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Agriculture and Natural
Resources tools
Public Safety
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Fire perimeter mapping
Templates available from ESRI
at
http://resources.arcgis.com
/content/mobile-gis
ArcPad files
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Usual shapefile & raster extensions (not all
raster types supported, i.e. .img)
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.dbf, .shp, .sbx, .prj, .sbn, .shx, etc
Uses additional files:
Typical files • .apm – map document
you will
see/use • .apl – layer definition file
• Can customize creating forms
associated with
a specific shapefile
Seen more
often with
custom
applications
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.apx – configuration file
• Used to alter the basic ArcPad configuration
.apa – applets that can run within ArcPad
Interface
Main toolbar
Browse toolbar
Edit toolbar
Scalebar
Status bar
Command bar
Drop down menus
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Any icon with a has a
drop down menu
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Explore Data - Table of Contents
Select
(TOC button)
Check under
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allows you to see
layer
allows you to ID the
layer
makes layer editable
Highlight layer &
select
to see layer
properties
Explore Data - Table of Contents
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Choose map
projection definition
file
Map properties
Add data
Layer properties
Rearrange layers
Remove layer
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Layer Properties
Tabs: Information, Labels, Symbology, Scale,
Hyperlink, Attributes, Transparency, Geography
• What can be changed/set:
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Labels
Symbology
Scale
Hyperlink fields
Transparency
To Close ArcPad – File menu > Exit *** if you use the
X in the upper right corner, ArcPad is STILL running
Exercise Overview
We will export data from ArcMap to ArcPad
• Build custom form in ArcPad Studio
• Transfer data to PDA
• Create new shapefile in field
• Collect data
• Transfer collected data to desktop
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Exercise Details
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We will be collecting data
2 ways
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Using a customized form
Create shapefile in ArcPad
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Use infrastrature.shp with
form to collect
information on location,
type, condition, and
maintenance needs
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Type = Benches, Lamp,
Sign, Trash Can
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Condition = Good, Fair,
Poor
Maintenance needs = free
text field
Create shapefile to
collect tree size
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Size = Small, Medium,
Large
Data Preparation
ALL data used for an
ArcPad project MUST
be in the same
projection
• ArcPad toolbar
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Get Data for
ArcPad
Undo Check
Out
Check in
Edits
Data Preparation
Open VT.mxd (located C:\data\Arcpad\) in ArcMap
• Explore data
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1 imagery file (2005 Blacksburg )
Roads
Zoom in/out until the
parking lot southwest
of Cheatham Hall is in
view (10923006.311,
3610590.736 feet)
and scale is 1:1500
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Let’s start the exercise! Exporting data for ArcPad
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Click “Get Data for
ArcPad” button
Select layers to be
exported
Select spatial extent
(current display),
Specified features,
Output folder name
(ArcPad_VT), & Location
(c:\data)
Review completed export
report
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Creating a custom form
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Open ArcPad Studio
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Start> All Programs> ArcGIS> ArcPad
8.0> ArcPad Studio
When asked “Start using ArcPad
Studio with a”
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Choose – “New layer definition project”
> Click OK
Navigate to ArcPad_VT folder &
select Infrastructure.shp > click Open
• When asked if you want to replace an
existing form, click Yes
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ArcPad Studio: Form Wizard
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Layout tab
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Caption =
Infrastructure
From drop down menu
select “¼ VGA –
240x320 (Pocket PC)”
Check: Attributes
Page
ArcPad Studio: Form Wizard cont.
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Fields tab
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Make sure all fields
are checked (ID,
TYPE, CONDITION, &
MAINT_NEED)
ArcPad Studio: Form Wizard cont.
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Controls tab
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Required column
• Check Id, Type, &
Condition
Id row
• Minimum = 1
Type row
• List values = Benches, Lamp, Sign, Trash
Can
Condition row
• List values = Good, Fair, Poor
Click OK
More Form Alterations
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Double click on
<EDITFORM>
Infrastructure
Double click on white
box next to Id
When Control Properties
window opens, select
Values tab
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Minimum Value = 1
Check “Auto Increment”
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More Form Alterations
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This is what your custom
form will look like on the
PDA
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Click OK & SAVE the form –
Close ArcPad Studio
Transferring Data to PDA
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Connect PDA to laptop
When asked the “Synchronization
Setup Wizard” dialog opens, cancel
out of it
Microsoft ActiveSync dialog will
open
Click Explore on ActiveSync
interface, a new window will open
Open a Windows Explorer on your
desktop & navigate to C:\data\
Copy ArcPad_VT folder to PDA
Close both windows when copy &
convert is finished
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Using the PDAs
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If not on, Turn PDA on by
pressing down &holding
the power button
Select Start > ArcPad
7.0.1
Open ArcPad.apm within
the ArcPad_VT folder
Click OK
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Create new shapefile
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Select drop down arrow
next to the open button
Select New > Shapefile
Type = Point
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Click + button
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Name = Size
Select Text
Select OK
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Create new shapefile cont.
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Click OK
When prompted enter the
following
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Name = Tree
Folder = ArcPad_VT
Type = Shapefiles
Location = Main memory
Click OK
Creating QuickForm
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Layout tab
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Controls tab
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Select Attributes Page
Required column
• Check SIZE
List Values column
• Small, Medium, Large
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Click OK
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Collect data
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Select the edit menu
button & select either
Tree or Infrastructure to
edit
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Collect at least 5 features
for each shapefile
Create a point
Zoom in
• On the Edit toolbar, select the point
feature tool
• Touch the screen where you want to
locate the point
• Or Turn the GPS on, click
(GPS
drop down menu) & select GPS Active
• When the GPS determines your locations, put
a point where the GPS cursor is
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Transferring Data to Computer
Once all data points have been collected, select the
Save button & shut down ArcPad (file menu > exit)
• Connect PDA to computer
• Cancel out of the “Synchronization Setup Wizard”
dialog
• Click Explore on ActiveSync window
• Copy data in ArcPad_VT folder from PDA to
C:\data\Arcpad\
• Now VT.mxd can be reopened & data examined
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Add your Tree shapefile to the map document
Any Questions?
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Just remember..
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ArcPad can be put on ANY mobile device that runs
Windows Mobile (field computer, PDA, tablet PC, etc)
Practice makes perfect
Jennifer McKee
Geospatial Project Developer
[email protected]
(540) 231-9115
www.gep.frec.vt.edu

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