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"Using the digital pen is relatively simple with the benefits of eficiency and cost savings"

Darrell Kautz -Geospaital Research Unit, USDA-NRCS. View the LiveHealthier Case Study.

Capturx for ArcGIS

Capturx for ArcGIS enables mobile teams to easily collect data on paper maps using digital pens, which automatically scan the handwriting and integrate the data into ArcGIS. Important GIS data and updates can be routed from the field through Bluetooth and cell phones for immediate sharing. No more waiting for paper-based field notes. Handwritten map markups are instantly available as redlines or as point, line, and polygon features in the geodatabase. Custom maps can be printed on plain paper using many common printers. Tapping a pipeline or road type on the map legend, for example, can enable the drawing of a pipeline or road feature. Only Capturx lets teams work naturally with paper while keeping all the data updates digital for immediate updating and sharing.

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Capturx for ArcGIS enables teams to automate a range of map data collection scenarios. Any handwritten word, symbols, or sketches can be captured in a variety of colors, which appear as annotations in ArcGIS. Any point, line, or polygon feature can be added to a map legend, enabling structured GIS data collection for any feature. All markups are brought into edit ArcGIS sessions, enabling GIS operators to easily control editing or adding data to the geodatabase. With automatic data integration, there’s no more data entry, delay, or risk from transcription errors, data back log, or misplaced field maps. Teams do not require expensive field computers, training, or support. Faster data gathering and updates means better decisions in less time.

Capturx for ArcGIS improves inspections by automatically integrating all data into ArcGIS, eliminating data-entry time and costs, and reducing risks from poor operational visibility or missing documents. Inspectors can print custom map views from ArcGIS using plain paper and many common office printers or plotters. Annotations about assets or their attributes, for example, can be easily recorded and integrated into ArcGIS. Markups are all geo-referenced, so inspector notes about line or polygon features can be tracked to exact locations.

For field service teams tracking assets in ArcGIS, Capturx can speed up data processing and provide real-time operational visibility to improve workforce efficiency and optimize service call planning. Service requests or notes about assets or their attributes, for example, can be easily recorded and integrated into ArcGIS. Markups are all geo-referenced, so service notes about line or polygon features can be tracked to exact locations. With the ability to remotely send data which is automatically integrated into ArcGIS, there’s no more data entry, delay, or risk from transcription errors, data back log, or misplaced field maps. Even non-GIS experts in the field can collect quality GIS data and instantly send it back to main offices for faster servicing, parts ordering, and service team deployment.

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