Tuesday, December 23, 2008

How can I "stake out" points in ArcPad?

On many handhled GPS devices, you have the ability to "stake out" a point of interest. For example, you may know that you want to navigate to the nearest ice-cream store that has MGA94 coordinates of 527,105 5,251,855. How do you do this in ArcPad I hear you ask?

  1. Use the Find tool, and switch to the Location Tab.
  2. Make sure you change the coordinate system to what your coordinates are in (in this case MGA 94)
  3. Enter the coordinates of the location, specify the label on the map
  4. Click OK. The mark will be added to your map.
  5. Activate your GPS, open the GPS position window, and you will be given a bearing and a distance to travel in to reach your destination.

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