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Thursday, November 06, 2008

ArcPad 7.2 Beta 2 Is Available

ArcPad 7.2 Beta 2 can now be downloaded from ArcPad 7.2 Beta 2 is available for ArcPad and ArcGIS Server ArcPad Extension.

ArcPad 7.2 Beta 2 includes the complete implementation of the newly designed icons, the GPS status and GPS dialog and the new ArcPad Data Manager extension which allows you to configure project for Geoprocessing, author for ArcGIS Server publication as well as to get data for ArcPad.

In addition, videos that demonstrate the various funcitionality of ArcPad 7.2 Beta 2 are also made available for download at the Media page on ArcPad 7.2 beta website at


  • At Saturday, November 08, 2008 10:35:00 am, Blogger Emil said…

    What's the projected timeline for the official 7.2 release? Spring 09?

  • At Friday, November 21, 2008 12:57:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can anyone tell me what's the difference between ArcGIS Mobile and ArcPad 7.2?

  • At Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:18:00 am, Blogger Jian Lange said…

    ArcPad 7.2, which will be named as ArcPad 8 upon release, ArcGIS Mobile application, ArcGIS Mobile SDK and ArcGIS Engine are all mobile GIS solutions from ESRI. One of the major challenges of Mobile GIS is that there are many different Mobile GIS applications and each has unique requirements. Therefore from ESRI we have multiple products to meet different market needs.

    Although Both ArcPad and ArcGIS Mobile Application are off-the-shelf solutions, they do have very different work flows. ArcGIS Mobile application has a task-oriented, configurable application. It targets large number of field deployments that has a centralized data management system. ArcGIS Mobile's work flow starts and ends with server connection. On the other hand, ArcPad has a map-centric, configurable and customizable application. It includes extensive set of tools for data capture from GPS, range finder, and camera. ArcPad supports a variety of data types and sources. It targets a smaller number of field users who may not have pre-prepared data or data stored in the enterprise database. The ArcGIS Server support in ArcPad 8 does not really change the existing ArcPad work flow nor the end user experience. Our goal is to bring the benefits of the Server to those ArcPad users who have implemented ArcGIS Server in their organizations.

    In summary, we believe ArcPad and ArcGIS Mobile are complementary products. You should make your choice based on your work flows.

  • At Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:13:00 am, Blogger Unknown said…

    when is AP 8 going to be released?


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