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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

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.