Overview of Measuring

ArcPad lets you measure distance, area, and bearings on your map. ArcPad has three principal measuring tools: the Measure tool, the Freehand Measure tool, and the Radial Measure tool.

The Measure tool allows you to measure distance in a straight line or a series of lines to form a polygon.

The Freehand Measure tool enables you to draw a line or object freely on your map.

The Radial Measure tool measures the radius of a circle.

Each of these tools also allows you to determine area, view coordinates for the from and to locations, and measure bearings.


Changing measuring units: You can change the units used for measuring in the ArcPad Options dialog box under the Display page.