ESRI's ArcPad 7.1 Mobile GIS Software Now Available

                                      New Version Improves Mobile Productivity in the Field with Enhanced Tools

Redlands, California - December 12, 2007 — ArcPad 7.1 and ArcPad Application Builder 7.1, the latest versions of ESRI's mobile GIS software for data collection and field mapping applications, have been released. The new enhancements in ArcPad 7.1 will help experienced users, as well as field personnel new to GIS, capture field data quickly and easily.

ArcPad products are designed for various industries and organizations wanting to extend the benefits of GIS from the office to the field. Together with ArcPad Application Builder, the development and customization framework for ArcPad, version 7.1 continues to simplify the field data collection process and offers advanced functionality for mobile users who need to make critical decisions in the field.

ArcPad provides mapping, GIS, and GPS integration to users via handheld mobile devices. It can be easily customized for specific field projects using ArcPad Application Builder. ArcPad software also integrates with ESRI desktop technologies, allowing field edits to be incorporated through disconnected editing.

In version 7.1, the ArcPad object model has been updated to support data relationship rules and includes improved data management tools. ArcPad Application Builder 7.1, sold separately, has been enhanced to include ArcPad database files and custom query forms and enables users to set "read only" layers.

ArcPad 7.1 introduces the following enhancements:

  • Much-anticipated, out-of-the-box solutions to view and edit relational databases in the field
  • QuickProject—A simple data template to capture various geographic features and help both new and experienced users become immediately productive
  • StreetMap extension—Includes the most recent North American street map data from Tele Atlas, providing geocoding, routing functionalities, and a preconfigured basemap for users at no additional cost
  • Enhanced query capabilities—Includes a query builder and query forms that support predefined, customized queries
  • ArcPad Data Manager extension for ArcGIS Desktop—Interactive tools in ArcMap and ArcPad that allow simple automation of field workflows and easier management of mobile GIS project deployments

    To try a fully functional evaluation copy of ArcPad 7.1, visit The ArcPad Application Builder 7.1 update will be shipped automatically to customers who are current on maintenance without additional cost. Users who have purchased ArcPad 7.0.1 since October 22, 2007, will be eligible for a free upgrade to ArcPad 7.1.

    For more information on ArcPad and ArcPad Application Builder, visit Users outside the United States should contact their ESRI international distributor (  

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    Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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