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North Point Geographic Solutions presentation on using relational databases for field collection.

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  • 1. Relational Database Field Collection
    Without the Large Investment
  • 2. Where we are going
    What
    Who
    Why
    How
    Demo
  • 3. What
    • Goal: Design a field application using existing
    technology available to the client but at a reasonable
    price
    • Technology:
    • 4. ArcPad
    • 5. Trimble Yuma – or equivalent field computer
    • 6. SQL Server Express database
    • 7. ArcView License
  • Who
    Project Manager:
    Developer:
  • 8. Why
    • 3M already purchased
    • 9. Trimble Yuma
    • 10. ArcPad License
    • 11. ArcView License
    • 12. Signs data model fits a relational database structure
    • 13. ArcEditor license required to harness relational
    tables capabilities
    • Fewest data transformations as possible
    • 14. Needed to fit their internal sign database portal
    • 15. Simple for the field crew to use
  • How
    • Custom ArcPad application using:
    • 16. ESRI ArcPad 8
    • 17. Timble Yuma – Windows 7
    • 18. Free - SQL Server Express 2008
  • First – Database Design
    Geodatabase Design
    ArcGISDiagrammer
  • 19. First – Database Design
    SQL Database Design
    SQL Server Management Studio
  • 20. Relationships Matter
    Geodatabase – SQL Server Database Relationships
    Geodatabase
    Table
    ID
    Posts
    Table
    Signs
    Table
    ID
  • 21. ArcMap - ArcPad
  • ArcPad Application
    Design
    ArcPad Studio – Customize AXF
    • Data entry form design
    • 24. Database connection
    • 25. Data management
  • ArcPad Application
    Debugging
    ArcPad Studio – Used for debugging
    Console.DebugFlags = 3
    Console.Print "The value is " + Value
  • 26. ArcPad/SQL Server
    Connection
    • ActiveX Data Object connection to the SQL Server instance
    • 27. VBScript
    DSN-less Database Connection
    Direct Insert, Update, and Deletes
  • 28. RecordSet
  • 29. Custom Form
    • ArcPad Custom Form
  • Write to SQL Server
    Posts table
    Signs table
    Signs LUT
  • 30. Lookup Tables
    Intersections LUT
    Signs LUT
  • 31. Lookup Tables
    Signs LUT
    Intersections LUT
    Result = higher data consistency from the field crew
  • 32. Demo
  • 33. Issues
    • Must stick to a strict workflow to avoid duplicate ID issues
    • 34. Need to have access to a field device running a full operating system
    Check-out AXF
    File to ArcPad
    Collect Data
    Check-in AXF Data
    Transfer SQL Server Data to Enterprise System
  • 35. Integrating Updates
    to the AXF
    Transfer SQL Server Data to Enterprise System
    Check-out AXF
    File with all of the data using the new AXF template
    Check-in AXF Data
    Collect Data
  • 36. Future Additions
    • Automated data check-in and check-out process
    • 37. Data consistency checks on check-in
  • Questions?
    Jesse Adams
    North Point Geographic Solutions
    31 W. Superior St, Suite 100D
    Duluth, MN 55802
    Phone: 218.720.6747
    Mobile: 218.491.4239
    Email: jesse@northpointgis.com
    Website: www.northpointgis.com