Adapx Introduces New Attribute Data Collection Tool for ArcGIS Users With Capturx Forms for Excel

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 22, 2008 -- Adapx (, the company that is changing the way teams collaborate and collect data, today announced that GIS teams can use Capturx Forms for Excel to collect asset attribute data in the field for easy integration into ArcGIS. GIS teams have long used Capturx for ArcGIS to speed up mapping and GIS data collection in the filed using paper maps and digital pens. Capturx Forms for Excel now provides even more options for GIS teams, enabling asset attribute data to be collected and edited on paper forms for import into ArcGIS using a digital pen and Excel. Field professionals enjoy the convenience of collecting data with pen and paper while GIS analysts benefit from immediate access to data without having to transcribe data or wait for paper.

"Capturx Forms for Excel and ArcGIS will speed data collection by utilizing pen and paper-based forms created in Excel," said Eric Drenckpohl, enterprise GIS manager at Port of Seattle. "Capturx already makes it easy for us to create GIS features so I'm very excited that soon we'll be able to collect attribute data in the field on custom Excel forms."

With Capturx, GIS teams can use Excel to easily create custom forms from scratch or by opening existing attribute tables exported from ArcGIS. The forms can be printed on ordinary paper for use in the field by non-technical teams with digital pens. As teams fill out the forms, they get handwritten paper records and instantly digitized data stored on the pen. Capturx automatically converts and formats the handwritten data through Excel into tables that can be joined with ArcGIS. Capturx for ArcGIS and Capturx Forms for Excel are fully compatible, enabling GIS analysts to use them together or independently with ArcGIS.

"Capturx Forms for Excel brings another big improvement in ArcGIS data collection workflow for users in the field," said Marty Balikov, regional manager at ESRI. "In addition to using Capturx for mapping the location of new features, teams can now also collect extensive digital attribute information in the field by simply using pen on paper."

Learn More at Upcoming GIS Events

To learn more about Capturx Forms for Excel and ArcGIS, visit Adapx at this week's GIS events or at an upcoming Webcast:

September 24th at 8:45 AM
Northeast Arc Users Group Conference
Resort & Conference Center at Hayannis
Hyannis, Massachusetts

"Using New Digital Pen and Paper Solution for In-Building Asset Management"

GIS data collection inside of buildings has always been problematic for GIS users. GPS does not work well inside, handheld devices don't provide enough screen real estate or detail, and laptops are impossible to use while on the move. As a result, most people will mark up a paper map/diagram which is then keyed into the GIS database at a later time. This session will focus on how companies can use new digital pen and paper technology to continue with proven methods of data collection while roaming the halls but streamlining the process of getting that data back into the GIS database. With this technology, you don't have to transcribe notes or interpret markups on the map -- simply dock the digital pen and automatically update your GIS database.

September 24th at 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
The International Association of Wildland Fire Wildfire Conference
Timberline III Room
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

"Digital Pen & Paper Demo"

Attendees can participate in a hands-on demo of the latest digital pen and paper technology and see how the latest digital pen and paper technology is easy to learn, maintains proven data collection techniques, and works with seamlessly with ArcGIS.

Capturx Webcasts

Register now or see complete schedule at

--  Tuesday, September 30th: Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop Webcast 11AM PST
--  Thursday, October 2nd: Capturx Forms for Microsoft Excel Webcast 11AM
--  Tuesday, October 7th: Capturx Forms for Excel Webcast 11AM PST
--  Thursday, October 16th: Capturx Forms for Microsoft Excel Webcast 11AM
--  Monday, October 20th: Capturx for ArcGIS Water/Waste Water Webcast
    11AM PST
--  Tuesday, October 28th: Capturx for ArcGIS Desktop Webcast 11AM PST

About Adapx

Adapx is changing the way teams collaborate and collect data with software that digitally enables paper-based maps, designs, notes, and forms for use with digital pens. A broad range of industries and agencies use Capturx products to capture actionable intelligence in any environment and make better decisions in less time and with fewer resources. Teams enjoy the natural advantages of collecting data with pen and paper as well as seamless integration into Microsoft Office, CAD, and GIS software, without the delays and expense of processing paper-based data or deploying mobile computers. Privately held and headquartered in Seattle, the company has partnerships with Anoto, Lockheed Martin, and In-Q-Tel. Adapx was also recently named a Cool Vendor in Emerging Technologies by Gartner and New Partner of the Year by ESRI. For more information, please visit

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