Mobile GIS Using ArcPad

  • William Bajjali
Part of the Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment book series (STEGE)


Mobile GIS is simply a field GIS, where the user use a mobile devices. The device is armed with a software called ArcPad, which that can perform special jobs in the field. The ArcPad mobile GIS can be used away from the office to capture data in GIS format and when user return to the office, the data can be integrated into ArcGIS as a complete database. The mobile ArcGIS has been used by a wide range of professional users of different disciplines, including; engineering, geology, farming, government, environment, and others. The mobile ArcGIS provides many benefits because of the following:
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    Users can capture and obtain data in real time.

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    Inspectors can update records in the field efficiently and quickly.

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    Incidents can be documented and reported from the field to the office using wireless communications.

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    Provide direct data to the decision-making.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Bajjali
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  1. 1.Department of Natural SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin — SuperiorSuperiorUSA

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