Overview of adding an internet server
ArcPad supports wireless data acquisition. ArcPad acts as a client to ArcGIS online and ArcIMS.
Data is downloaded to ArcPad using a TCP/IP connection, such as a wireless local area network (LAN), cellular phone, or a wireless modem.
ArcPad supports public ArcGIS online map services. Both the Standard and Premium (Bing) map services can be used as basemaps in your ArcPad project.
An ArcGIS Explorer style map file (.nmf) is created when an ArcGIS online server is added to ArcPad. This file can be added to future ArcPad maps, via the Add Layer(s) tool. ArcPad automatically establishes a connection to the server and retrieved data for the current view if an active TCP/IP connection exists. The image tiles for the current ArcPad ap view are downloaded and stored locally.
Although the Geography Network has been superceded by ArcGIS online, ArcPad still supports private ArcIMS image services. These image services can be open or protected services. The username and password for accessing protected services are entered in the Server page of the ArcPad Options dialog box.
A Geography Network Definition file (.gnd) is created when an ArcIMS Internet Server is added to ArcPad. This file can also be added to future ArcPad maps, via the Add Layer(s) tool, and automatically establishes a connection to the server to retrieve data for the current view. ArcPad also supports the Identify tool on ArcIMS layers, if the layer contains attributed vector data on the host server.