January 16, 2008 08:00 ET
Adapx Gives Organizations the Power to Digitize Maps and Geospatial Data With Simple Digital Pen and Paper Software Solution
Enterprises and Government Entities Can Now Update Geodatabases With Effortless Pen Strokes Using Capturx™ Built for ArcGIS Desktop
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Adapx (www.adapx.com), the company that is
changing the economics of field data management, today introduces Capturx
built for ArcGIS Desktop, a fully integrated GIS software solution that
digitally enables field mapping with a digital pen and standard paper. The
Capturx software platform allows users to seamlessly upload field
annotations from paper maps directly into ESRI's ArcGIS software without
any manual data entry, making handwritten GIS information instantly
available in a digital format and ready to share with colleagues. Field
teams no longer have to complete the tedious task of transcription and
since data is shared more frequently and at a faster pace, companies
benefit from a more effective use of time and resources as well as a
significant return on investment.
"It is a universal practice for engineers, construction workers, and anyone
who uses maps for that matter, to collaboratively markup paper maps while
out in the field," said Jack Dangermond, president and CEO at ESRI.
"However, once back in the office, it's often difficult to decipher
scribbles, or maps may be folded and crumpled, leading to errors in
electronic transcriptions. Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop solves this
problem and raises the standard for digital pen and paper technology by
improving customers' proven field workflow and allowing feature class data
to be modified and manipulated at any time."
Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop: Update Your Geodatabase with a Stroke of
Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop makes it easy to collect data in the field
by using pen and paper to create features and annotations in the ArcGIS
Geodatabase. Users simply print any ArcGIS map and legend on standard paper
and then make changes and annotations to the map in ArcGIS by simply
writing on the printed map. Once the pen is connected to the computer, the
user can review the field markup and immediately add the collected features
to the ArcMap Geodatabase.
"Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop is potentially a real time-saving tool
that we'll use as we map critical area conditions," said Jake Jacobson,
watershed steward at Snohomish County's Surface Water Management. "In
addition, there's potential for its use in updating our drainage inventory
and as a tool for helping us improve conditions at restoration sites."
Ian Allen, P.GEO, spatial data systems coordinator, information management
and technology at Barrick Gold adds, "We're currently testing Capturx built
for ArcGIS Desktop and are extremely excited about what the solution may
contribute to our operations."
There are three core components of Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop
The Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop software platform - Only Capturx
offers a software platform that interprets information back and forth from
the field to computer. After paper maps have been marked up, the software
platform translates the digital ink captured in Penx as Geodatabase
features available in ArcGIS Desktop.
The Penx digital pen - Penx, the field-ready digital pen, writes on paper
with regular ink and simultaneously records pen strokes as digital ink. The
durable construction is designed to go in even the harshest climates and
conditions and ranks higher in convenience by users than rugged PCs and
tablets. Penx is designed for the way people work, with virtually no
Digital paper - Any standard paper up to A2 (16.5 x 23.4) can be used to
print the ArcMap-designed map. Most color, high-resolution and PostScript
Level 2 printers can imprint the special digital pen-enabling pattern of
dots recognized by Penx.
Pricing and Availability
A 5-user kit of Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop is available today at
www.adapx.com/store and the total cost of ownership for each user is
approximately $1,800. Volume discounts are also available from any ESRI
value-added reseller or by calling Adapx directly at 206-428-0800.
Capturx built for ArcGIS Desktop can be used with any version of ArcGIS,
including ArcView, ArcEditor, or ArcInfo, and is compatible with personal
and enterprise geodatabases, such as ArcSDE.
Founded in 1969, ESRI (www.esri.com) is the world leader in the GIS
software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create,
manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve
problems they encounter every day. ESRI's comprehensive product line ranges
from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.
Adapx is changing the economics of field data management with its
enterprise-ready digital pen and paper software platform for the GIS,
Geospatial, CAD, and forms markets. Designed to help both field workers and
business executives, Capturx allows organizations to capture actionable
intelligence from any extreme environment and make real-time decisions in
and outside the office. Leading enterprises and government agencies rely on
Adapx to derive value from every field-based interaction to increase
operational efficiencies and competitive advantage. The company is
privately-held and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more
information, please visit www.adapx.com.
Adapx and Capturx, and their respective logos are trademarks, registered
trademarks, or service marks of Adapx Corporation. Other products and
company names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.