Creating a polygon feature using the Polygon tool and the pen
- Tap the arrow below the feature tool to display the drop-down list. Tap the
Polygon feature tool.
- Tap the map to specify the position for the first vertex of the new polygon.
The vertices are drawn with a blue box, and a line joins the vertices.
- Tap the map again to specify the position for the second vertex of the new
Continue to tap the map to capture additional vertices.
Go to Step 7 to complete the capture of the new polygon feature, or continue to Step 4 to use the capture menu to add more vertices.Tip:
Using the snapping options: Set snapping options in the Table of Contents to snap new vertices to existing features.Tip:
Using the Undo tool: Use the Undo tool on the Command bar to delete the last vertex captured. You can continue to delete all the vertices that have been captured for the polygon feature.
- At any time you can tap and hold anywhere on the map to display the Capture
- Tap Absolute X,Y to display the Vertex dialog box for typing in the x,y coordinates and, optionally, the z coordinate and m value for the next vertex.
- Type the coordinates for the next vertex or tap the GPS button—if the GPS is
active— on the Vertex dialog box to use the current GPS position.
- Tap the Proceed button on the Command bar to complete the capture of the new
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.Tip:
Refer to Working with traverses, in this section, for help with using the Polygon tool with offsets.
- On the custom edit form, type in the required elements. If an edit form does
not exist, on the Attributes page, tap the Value field to open the associated
Value text box and type in attribute data. Use the Symbology page to select a
symbol for your new feature.
- Tap OK when you are finished entering your attribute and symbology information.
Tapping the X button cancels the creation of your new feature.Tip:
Determining the perimeter and area of a polygon feature: You can determine the perimeter— or length—and area of a selected polygon feature by opening the Geography page of the Feature Properties dialog box. ArcPad dynamically calculates the perimeter and area of the selected polygon and displays it in the Geography tab using the Display Units. The perimeter and area are not stored with the feature’s attributes.