I am trying to design a Quickform in ArcPad 10.2 to enable efficient capture of biological survey information in the field on a Trimble Juno 3D.
I am currently investigating using the Form Creation Wizard applet guidance used. I need to be able to pick a large number of plant species within a 'Species' field in the Quickform for each shapefile (each shapefile representing different habitats that I may encounter on a site survey i.e. grassland, woodland, wetland etc.), however, it would appear that only a single Pick List value can be ascribed to each field, in this case my 'Species' field, for each shapefile.
Is there a way that a number of species can be entered into my 'Species' field for each shapefile? There are situations where the habitat may include up to 60 species (i.e. grassland or wetland), although this is quite rare in the type of survey work I currently undertake. Ideally, I would like to have a pick list containing all 7,800 or so plant species in the checklist of British and Irish flora so that I can select from this exhasitive list of all the plant species I could potentially record in each habitat during a site survey. However, I could make do with a much abbreviated list if this would be too onerous and impractical, as the vast majority of these species would be superfluous in most situations.
Also, do you need to be a computer programmer and familar with VBScript to use ArcPad Studio or does it have a WYSIWYG user interface so than non-programmers can use it?
Is there a better way of doing any of this? I would be very grateful for any help with the above as I have been trying to develop the required 'front end' user interface to run on a Trimble Juno 3D in the field and enable collection of spatially accurate biological data in the field for integration with QGIS back in the office. You would think that there would be an off the shelf solution, but alas it has taken many weeks of research and trial and error to try to develop this with many blind alleys experienced along the way.