BGS·SIGMAmobile2012 is the third release of the BGS digital field data capture system, designed to run on rugged tablet PCs with integrated GPS units.
The system consists of heavily customised versions of ArcMap 10 and MS Access 2007 along with additional software to provide functionality such as sketching.
The BGS does not supply ArcMap or MSAccess as part of BGS·SIGMAmobile. It requires an ArcEditor licence to run.
BGS·SIGMAmobile v2012 is available free for use by commercial and non-commercial organisations.
Please read and accept the licence agreement before downloading.
Note that any modifications or additions you make to the system must be sent to BGS for inclusion in later releases.
Major highlights of the new BGS·SIGMAmobile2012 release include:
- operates on Windows 7 and Windows XP
- operates with ArcGIS 10 and MSAccess 2007
- integrated mobile and desktop tools into one system with two toolbars
- updated GUI (e.g. the ability to limit the fields visible on the form)
- new line and point tools including the functionality to collect fully attributed lines in the field
- functionality to make 'quick observations' from within the forms interface
- new data model
- an existing or new mobile project can be opened within ArcGIS
- other mobile projects can be viewed easily
- easy interface to change from British National Grid to other projections
- smaller file size for quicker and easier downloading
- simplified installation procedure and instructions (only one installation file for all components)
- ArcGIS customisation now all in .NET
BGS·SIGMAmobile2012 download contents
A zip file containing:
- SIGMA 2012 installation file
- brief installation guide
- 'What's new' guide
- a user manual will follow shortly
Please read the license agreement and tick your approval
The BGS currently maintains two types of hardware for digital field data collection:
- iXplore iX104
- GETAC V100
Further information about BGS·SIGMAmobile 2012
Please remember to send any upgrades or modifications to us at the email address below so that we can incorporate them into future releases.