The Mobile team has released version 10.2 of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and it is now available from our Customer Care Portal! You can sign in and download it right now!Here are a few of the key new features in this release:
- Search Task enhancements – as a field manager you can define how the field worker searches for data in their map. We have improved that capability so that when a field worker taps on a query that it will prompt them to enter a value for a specific field. This is called a “user defined” field.
- Feature Editing Control – a common field task is the need to update the information about an asset or feature in the field. As a field manager, a common request is to restrict the editing to the form/attributes only and not allow the field worker to change the location of the feature. So now as a field manager, when you define the editing behavior for a layer in the Mobile Project Center you can constrain updates to attributes only.
- Improved Routing capabilities – using the Streetmap For Mobile data, you can route and geocode to the location of your field work using the Windows version of the field app when fully disconnected from a network. With this release we have improved the way we solve a route. Often the location that you want to route to is off-road and if in a rural location it could be far away from the road network. We have exposed the search radius so when trying to solve a route in remote areas you can bump up the search distance.
- Improved Address search – using the Streetmap for Mobile data you can now search for address locations or even cross streets when fully disconnected from a network. This greatly improves the overall experience of searching for and routing to your field work.
Both the ArcGIS for Windows Mobile app install and the Runtime SDK are available for download. All 10 supported languages are available (English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.