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Mobile Computing: Trials and Tribulations This presentation follows the concept to current state timeline of mobile computing at Fidelity E&P. Trials, tribulations and success.
Benefits Remote Access to Corporate Email Remote Access to Corporate Servers Remote Access to Enterprise GIS Remote Access to Cloud Based Third Party Software Remote Word Processing Mapping and Navigation Vehicle Tracking for Maintenance and Safety
Pros & Cons Pros Physical characteristics of the laptop held up to field elements Internet connection was reliable NetMotion VPN was reliable and provided a flawless connection to the corporate network GPS connection was reliable and fast to load on the ArcReader map ArcReader map was simple, easy to use, customizable
Pros & Cons Cons Internal characteristics of the laptop provided poor performance GPS on Sierra Wireless Modem was ran through a DB9 Serial Connection and was unreliable GPS connection was reliable but the GPS receiver was susceptible to damage ArcReader was outdated technology and lacked the ability to navigate and collect GPS data. ArcPad was too complex of a program for its intended purpose Docking station rattles
Pros & Cons Pros Improved internal characteristics of the laptop provided faster performance Decreased size of GPS receiver/no extra cord susceptible to damage Stiffer docking station and mount ArcGIS for Windows Mobile is far superior then ArcReader
Pros & Cons Cons 3G works but is slow Docking station still rattles GPS receiver is still susceptible to damage
Benefits ArcGIS for Windows Mobile Completely customizable using the Ready-to-Deploy App or ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Mobile Ability to collect GPS data and differentially correct if need be (GeoCollector for ArcGIS for Windows Mobile) Ability to query, sketch, edit Can switch between devices (vehicle-mounted Windows, touch devices and handheld Windows Mobile devices) Can navigate using ESRI Street Map Can use cloud based data as basemap layers Can set up custom tasks and forms to be synced back to a SDE database
Workflows ArcGIS for Windows Mobile Server Workflow The server workflow is a server-centric mobile solution that leverages ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS. This workflow is particularly useful when real-time or close to real-time synchronization between field devices is necessary.
Workflows ArcGIS for Windows Mobile Desktop Workflow The desktop workflow follows a check in/check out procedure and requires a manual effort for synchronization. This workflow is useful when you have a small number of deployments and real-time synchronization is not necessary. Also this workflow does not require an ArcGIS for Server license.
Future Considerations Move to 4G Reduce the amount of equipment involved (Mobile Broadband/GPS Card) Find ways to reduce the rattle Develop tasks and forms using ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Windows Mobile Incorporate the Server workflow
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