ArcPad Goes Wireless at Version 5.0.1

ArcPad 5.0.1, the new release of Esri's mobile mapping and GIS solution, can now download an image or map layer via wireless technology. Access data wirelessly with ArcPadArcPad 5.0.1 can act as a client to ArcIMS, Esri's Internet mapping and GIS software. Data is downloaded to ArcPad using a TCP/IP connection such as a wireless local area network, cellular phone, or wireless modem. Features can be readily identified on the image layer.

At right: Access data wirelessly with ArcPad.

The combination of online and existing offline data capabilities makes ArcPad an invaluable tool for users out in the field. For example, in emergency response situations, users must have the right information, at the right place, and at the right time in order to allocate resources and equipment effectively. Access to dynamic information via the Internet and existing spatial data equips emergency responders with the necessary information to be successful.

ArcPad 5.0.1 adds support for a number of global positioning system (GPS) receivers (Trimble, Magellan, and Ashtech) and can display and automatically save GPS information in ArcPad data files. Other GPS receivers can be used to display GPS information and serve as a basic navigation tool. Outside the United States, ArcPad is GPS-enabled for all compatible GPS receiver brands. ArcPad supports GPS receivers that output the NMEA or TSIP protocols, as well as the DeLorme Earthmate receiver.

ArcPad 5.0.1 now supports thePocketPC (Windows CE 3.0) and also runs on Windows CE 2.11 and 2.12 and Windows 95/98, NT, and 2000. ArcPad software is sold independently of any hardware device and the new version is freely downloadable for current users.

For more information, to download a free evaluation copy, or to order ArcPad, visit, contact your local Esri regional office, or call 1-800-447-9778. Outside the United States, please contact your local Esri distributor.

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