ArcPad AXF Reader for FME
What is the ArcPad AXF Reader for FME?
The ArcPad AXF Reader is a module that FME uses to import spatial and attribute data from an AXF. You can choose to view or import the data to another data type from within
- Any of the FME desktop applications (for more information on FME, refer to http://safe.com/)
- ArcGIS via the FME Extension for ArcGIS (available with FME Esri Edition)
With the FME Extension for ArcGIS, you can
- Create a connection to your AXF for browsing in ArcCatalog
- Create a connection to your AXF for displaying in ArcMap
- Use the Quick Import geoprocessing tool to convert the contents of your AXF to another data type.
The ArcPad AXF Reader's full characteristics are documented in the FME Readers and Writers Help which is installed on the desktop with FME.
To install the ArcPad AXF Reader for FME
The ArcPad AXF Reader for FME is included in
- FME Desktop 2011 SP4 (Windows 32-bit)
- FME Desktop 2012 (Windows 32-bit)
If you do not see the FME Extension for ArcGIS in your ArcGIS Desktop, open the FME Integration Console and extend the application.
Data tables are represented as point feature tables in ArcMap and ArcCatalog
This is a known limitation of the Esri Plug-In Datasource API and is common for all FME readers. If your ArcPad AXF file contains data tables, it is recommend that you use any of the following methods to import your data for use in ArcMap or ArcCatalog.
- FME Interoperability Quick Import tool for ArcGIS
- FME Quick Translator
- FME Workbench
Empty feature tables are not imported
This is a known limitation of FME. If you import your ArcPad AXF into a geodatabase, feature tables that contain no data will not be imported.
Relationship classes are not imported
If your ArcPad AXF contains feature tables with related tables, both the feature table and the data tables will be imported with the ArcPad AXF Reader. The relationship class will not.
Subtypes and domains are not imported
If you import your ArcPad AXF into a geodatabase, subtypes and domains will not be created.