Software: Data Collection with ESRI ArcPad Print

Data collection software is used in the field to collect and update data.

ESRI ArcPad

This ESRI software is tightly integrated with ArcGIS and is the focus of this manual. ArcPad is based on an ArcGIS background. This facilitates data and file management.

Trimble GPScorrect Extension for ArcPad

This optional Trimble software allows mobile users to configure GPS receivers settings on the mobile device and post-process collected data. GPScorrect is used in conjunction with ArcPad.  While ArcPad can be used independently of GPScorrect, those users will not be able filter incoming GPS signals while in the field or differentially correct their GPS data upon returning to the office.

Trimble TerraSync and ESRI ArcPad are the 2 most common choices for Trimble devices. Check out this comparison of ESRI ArcPad and Trimble TerraSync packages.