Overview of creating new data

When working with ArcPad you have the choice of either using existing data or creating new data—or a combination of both options.

This section shows how you can create new data layers for ArcPad, including shapefiles, graphics layers, and photo layers. You can also create QuickForms for shapefiles, making it easier to accurately capture attribute data. Finally, you can use the QuickProject tool to create a “ready to use” data capture project. QuickProject enables you to take ArcPad into the field, with or without pre-existing data, and quickly start capturing data with minimum steps.

This section focuses on creating new data. The following section discusses how to prepare and use existing data with ArcPad.