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ArcPad is mobile field mapping and data collection software designed for GIS professionals. It includes advanced GIS and GPS capabilities for capturing, editing, and displaying geographic information quickly and efficiently. Critical data can be checked in and out of a multi-user or personal geodatabase and shared across your organization.

What's new in ArcPad


ArcPad 10.2.5 is a focused release with improved support for data check out/check in as well as updates for installing ArcPad on newer operating systems. ArcPad has better handling of definition queries for data checkout as well as support for subtypes in related tables. Now when installing ArcPad with administrator privileges the application is available to all users on the machine; and a sample batch script is included for performing unattended installs of ArcPad. Learn more about what's new in ArcPad 10.2.5.

ArcPad 10.2 Added:

Data synchronization—ArcGIS Server 10–10.6 and ArcGIS Online feature services are directly supported and can be accessed, edited, and synchronized in ArcPad. With the new data synchronization framework introduced in ArcGIS 10.2, ArcPad synchronizes incremental changes with the published service. Hosted feature services and connections to ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS are also supported.

Integration with ArcGIS Online—Store templates as an ArcPad project in ArcGIS Online. Browse ArcGIS Online from within ArcPad to select a template and create a QuickProject from it. Once data has been collected in QuickProject, upload the new ArcPad project to ArcGIS Online to share and collaborate with others.

Automated field data collection—Minimize editing by using Quick Fields to add your own custom functions and automate data collection from the field. Quickly populate feature attributes in your map with automatic form content.

Key features

GIS Data Collection

Create, edit, and analyze industry-standard vectors and raster images. Use data validation from your geodatabase, like subtypes and domains, or create multiple records for a single feature using related tables. Access Esri feature services (hosted or on-premises) via ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online.

External Hardware Integration

ArcPad supports field devices, such as GPS receivers, range finders, barcode scanners, and digital cameras, with GIS data collection. Input from these devices is stored within the GIS.

ArcPad AXF Reader

Using the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Extension (or FME 2012), the ArcPad AXF Reader lets you view AXF files in ArcGIS Desktop. Drag and drop AXF layers onto the map from ArcCatalog, and export AXF feature layers into native and external formats. Installation of ArcPad or MS SQL CE 2005 required.

ArcPad Data Manager Extension for ArcGIS Desk

A mobile component of ArcGIS, ArcPad integrates with desktop GIS technologies to allow field edits to be incorporated into a geodatabase through disconnected editing. It replaces the ArcPad tools for ArcGIS Desktop that came with previous versions of ArcPad.

StreetMap Extension

The StreetMap extension is based on the TomTom dataset, with data for Europe and North America. This extension is a core ArcPad function and is included at no extra cost. It supports the Smart Data Compression (SDC) format and enables display, address and reverse geocoding, and routing capabilities.

Symbology, Style Sheets and Customization

ArcPad enables high-quality mapping on mobile devices by supporting ArcGIS symbology and style sheets. ArcPad Studio is the development framework for creating extensions, applets, and tools within ArcPad. Use ArcPad Studio to create custom mobile GIS applications and tasks.

Language support


ArcPad accommodates localized languages. The ArcPad user interface is available in a number of languages, making it easier for mobile field-workers whose native language is not English.

GeoCollector for ArcPad


Need a complete, high accuracy, field data collection solution? Visit GeoCollector for ArcPad for more information.

Take advantage of a packaged solution


Additional hardware bundles, special offers, and grants are available to help you save money when you configure your GIS.

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