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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Datum Configuration Tool

A new tool introduced in ArcPad 7.0.1 is the Datum Configuration Tool. Users were finding it was a little complex working with the transforms.dbf and the defaulttransforms.dbf file, so this tool was created. The requirements for the tool is that you have Microsoft's .Net 2.0 framework installed. You can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&displaylang=en

The Datum Configuration Tool allows you to:

• Define a new Datum Transformation



• Manage custom transformations you have already defined




• And set Default Transformstions (NAD 27 <-> WGS84, best transform for continental US is NAD_1927_To_WGS_1984_4)



• Download transform files to your device if it is connected

For more information on this tool, browse to your ArcPad install folder and then "help" directory. Open the file ArcPad 7 Datum Configuration Tool.pdf for a full description of the tool.

7 Comments:

  • At Thursday, January 04, 2007 6:44:00 am, Blogger Sierk said…

    I am trying to use the Datum Configuration Tool, but am stumped on how obtain the Parameters. The transformation we are working with requires only the translation (Dx, Dy, and Dz) parameters and I have found that the instructions avoid describing how to get these. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

     
  • At Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:39:00 am, Blogger Marika said…

    The most thorough explanation of, and place to find valid translation parameters is the EPSG database at http://www.epsg.org. You can download this database and search for your transformation. The parameters are listed for each.

     
  • At Tuesday, May 08, 2007 1:08:00 am, Blogger Carlos said…

    Hi, I've been trying to use the new datum configuration tool on my PC but havent been succesful at all. When I try to run it, a pop-up window says something like "Datum Configuration Tool has encountered a problem and needs to shut down...." (the original message it's in Spanish). Anyone's had a similar problem or knows the solution? Thanx

     
  • At Tuesday, May 08, 2007 1:12:00 am, Blogger Carlos said…

    Hi, I've been trying to use the new datum configuration tool on my PC but havent been succesful at all. When I try to run it, a pop-up window says something like "Datum Configuration Tool has encountered a problem and needs to shut down...." (the original message it's in Spanish). Anyone's had a similar problem or knows the solution? Thanx

     
  • At Tuesday, May 08, 2007 1:14:00 am, Blogger Carlos said…

    Hi, I've been trying to use the new datum configuration tool on my PC but havent been succesful at all. When I try to run it, a pop-up window says something like "Datum Configuration Tool has encountered a problem and needs to shut down...." (the original message it's in Spanish). Anyone's had a similar problem or knows the solution? Thanx

     
  • At Tuesday, October 09, 2007 10:09:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is MS.net framework installed on you desktop computer?

     
  • At Tuesday, October 09, 2007 12:56:00 pm, Blogger Marika said…

    You will need to install the Microsoft.Net 2.0 framework yourself. Search for .NET Framework at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/

     

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