The ArcPad Team Blog

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Friday, February 12, 2010

ArcPad 8.0 Service Pack 3 is available for download

ArcPad 8.0 Service Pack 3 is available for download at ESRI's support website:

Service Pack 3 addresses three specific areas:

  1. issues specific to Windows 7/ Windows Vista support
  2. foreign language support in ArcPad Studio
  3. some performance improvement (eg: time to open, zoom, pan and edit edit)
For a complete list of issues that had been addressed in the service pack, please see the ArcPad 8.0 SP3 Readme file.

ArcPad - Celebrating 10 Great Years!

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Well in February 2000, the ArcPad team was putting the final spit and polish on the soon to be released ArcPad 5.0.

What a great journey it has been!

Congratulations and Thank You to our many team members over the years!
Congratulations and Thank You to our many ArcPad users for their encouragement and support since 2000!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Geo2008 Firmware update strongly recommended when using ArcPad 8

Trimble Geo2008 users are strongly encouraged to update the firmware on their device

This firmware update significantly improves performance of the device with ArcPad 8.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Time is running out to register for the ArcPad 8 Bootcamp in Seattle on February 11-12

GeoMobile Innovations is offering the 2-day ArcPad 8 Bootcamp at the King County GIS Center in Seattle, WA on February 11-12, 2010.


This workshop teaches you critical ArcPad field GIS data collection and mapping skills regardless of which PDA/GPS system you currently use or plan to use. You will learn the following and more:
  • * ArcPad 8 fundamentals including core concepts, tools, and functions of ArcPad.
  • * Configure your base tools and toolbars and arrange them for maximum productivity.
  • * Start your project quickly, including tapping into readily available background data.
  • * Configure ArcPad to work with YOUR GPS device.
  • * Collect GPS data in our hands-on data capture field sessions.
  • * Link photos to your GIS features in the field.
  • * Learn the basics of data check out and check in workflows using the ArcPad 8 Data Manager extension.
  • * Step into customization. Create project specific tools and toolbars, data entry and query forms, and task lists using ArcPad Studio 8.

For more information, and to sign up, please visit

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Friday, February 05, 2010

ArcPad 8.1 Holistic Testing - April May 2010

ArcPad is now to be closer aligned to the ArcGIS release schedule. We will still be holding two ArcPad Holistic testing weeks, with one in Melbourne Australia, and the other in Redlands CA.

The dates of the two testing blocks are:

* Melbourne - 12th to 16th April 2010.
* Redlands - 3rd to 7th May 2010.

Our goal during these two weeks is for users to be able to try the new release of ArcPad with their own data, equipment and projects, in close collaboration with our development team.

If you are an exisiting ArcPad customer and would like to try out the new release of ArcPad during this testing period, please refer to
or contact for more information.