Overview of adding graphics layers

ArcPad supports graphics layer files. The ArcPad Graphics Layer (.apg) is an XML file that can store annotation, points, lines, and polygons. It is used for redlining or to make freehand georeferenced edits in the field. Graphics layer files can be imported to ArcGIS for Desktop.


Adding layers via the Table of Contents: The Add Layer(s) tool is also available on the Layers page of the Table of Contents.


Adding photo layers: ArcPad photo layers (.aph) can also be added using the same method as a graphics layer. A photo layer displays a camera icon at the location of a hyperlinked photograph. Refer to the section Creating a new photo layer for more information.


For more information about creating ArcPad graphics layers, refer to Creating a new graphics layer.