Steps to create polygon features with a GPS

  1. Tap the arrow below the feature tool to display the drop-down list. Tap the Polygon feature tool.

    The Add GPS Vertex and Add GPS Vertices Continuously buttons are enabled if the GPS is activated.


  2. Tap the Add GPS Vertex button each time you want to use the current GPS position coordinates to capture a vertex.

    The vertices are drawn with a blue box and joined with a line.

    At any time, you can tap and hold anywhere on the map to display the Capture menu. Refer to the Creating line features task for more information on the Capture menu. Use the Capture menu to create vertices at specified x,y coordinates or relative to the last vertex or the current GPS position. You can also delete the last vertex.

  3. The Vertex dialog box is automatically displayed if GPS position averaging is enabled for vertices.


    The Vertex dialog box shows a progress bar, which counts down from the specified number of GPS positions to average until it reaches zero.

    Tapping OK before the averaging is complete will display a dialog box asking whether you want to terminate the GPS position averaging. Tap the X button to cancel the capture of the vertex.

  4. Tap the Add GPS Vertices Continuously button to use the incoming GPS coordinates for capturing vertices in a streaming mode. A vertex will be captured each time ArcPad receives a coordinate from the GPS, based on the specified streaming vertices position and streaming intervals.


  5. Tap the Proceed button to complete the capture of the new polygon feature.

    ArcPad will automatically close the polygon by adding a final vertex with the same coordinates as the first vertex.

    The Feature Properties dialog box, or custom edit form, is automatically displayed after the new polygon feature has been created.

  6. On the Attributes tab, tap the Value field to open the associated Value text box for typing in attribute data.
  7. Tap OK.