Software that connects Windows Mobile Devices to PCs (normally local). ActiveSync runs as a Windows Service. Constantly listening for a Mobile Device connecting through USB connection. Standard software on local workstations that need to connect to Mobile Devices to transfer data. Devices that run any form of Windows Mobile use ActiveSync (Newer Trimble, IPAQ, etc)
Citrix CompatibleNot Citrix Compatible Any device running: Windows Mobile Pocket PC Win CE.NET Trimble post-2001 Devices running: ArcPad Terrasync Must run ActiveSync Connect via USB Older Trimble devices Geo 2 Geo 3 Pro XR Non-ActiveSync units Non-USB Trimble units Garmin – Have had no success with DNR Garmin
Will the Mobile GIS software work together in a centralized environment???
Created ActiveSync Partnership with local PC-Citrix-Mobile Device Copied data to/from Mobile Device via Citrix Used PFO Data Transfer Mobile Device to Citrix Checked In ArcPad Data to Citrix Differentially corrected GPS data Uploaded Garmin data to Citrix using DNR Garmin Worked Worked* Worked** Worked Failed *Copied slowly, many users may affect future performance **USB Devices only
Trimble Planning Software BLM_SDE2Mobile Tool Pathfinder Office Suite ArcMap/GPS Analyst Worked
The Good: GPS Analyst ArcMap/GPS Analyst has worked really well. GPS Analyst Toolbox had to be manually overwritten with updated version to get AXF Tools properly added in.
DNR Garmin software installed locally User copies the.shp up to Citrix after download to local PC No direct interaction between Citrix ArcMap & DNR Garmin extension Adds complexity to Garmin work flow The Bad: DNR Garmin
Antiquated software designed prior to Windows 2000. Registry Key and Permissions Intensive. Issues with Windows Installer for many users. Time Zone has not been reading correctly (C:\WINDOWS\TIMEZONE.ini).
Data Transfer Utility installed locally User transfers files to local PC Copies them to Citrix Not an elegant solution Adds complexity
ActiveSync and GPS Pathfinder Office must be on same Citrix Box. Data Transfer Utility depends on this. BLM SDE2Mobile Toolbar for GeoBOB requires this. Bottom Line Anytime you are using software that uses ActiveSync for data transfer you need that software to run on the same box as the ActiveSync that is connected to your Mobile Device.
HKEY_LOCAL_Machine>SOFTWARE>MICROSOFT>WINDOWS CE SERVICES>GUESTONLY
No elegant solution to ensure all Mobile GIS apps will run on same box when user needs multiple apps to work together Pathfinder Office settings need to be standardized for all users Serving up Mobile Base Data to devices GPS data file structure on Citrix
Remember Information is a click away. http://web.or.blm.gov/gis/resources/mobile_gis.asp ArcPad Tools and Utilities http://web.or.blm.gov/gis/resources/mobile_gis_tools.asp