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Friday, April 11, 2008

Printing for ArcPad

The desire to be able to print from ArcPad has been around for a while. To date (and for the foreseeable future), our philosophy has been to keep the user experience between the Windows Mobile version of ArcPad and the Desktop version near identical. With the distinct lack of mobile printer drivers, adding the ability to print from ArcPad has remained outside of ArcPad's release schedule.

Of course that doesn't mean that people still don't just want to print from the Desktop! Developed by Explorer Graphics, XPLprint offers users the ability to print map images direct from a desktop installation of ArcPad.

The application is very simple to use and allows you print A4, letter or legal maps with a title, choice of map units, notes and your logo. The area displayed in your map window is what is used in the map. This is an excellent application for producing quick simple maps to compliment a field GIS project. EGL acknowlege that there are some limitations in the product (eg: some complex symbolgy is represented differently on the map to that displayed in ArcPad), so i can only recommend to you to be careful to study the documentation whilst appraising the application.

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