Free Geoportal Add-ons
With the free Geoportal Add-ons, you can catalogue geospatial resources and provide quick access to those resources regardless of location or type.
These Esri Geoportal Server clients add new levels of interoperability between geoportals and ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Explorer. There are two clients available, enabling data discovery and data publishing.
Clients for end users
The CS-W clients can be used to:
- Search metadata catalogues directly from ArcMap or ArcGIS Explorer.
- View the title and abstract of search results and download the metadata SML.
- Add referenced live map services to an ArcMap document or ArcGIS Explorer globe.
The CS-W client for ArcGIS Explorer requires ArcGIS Explorer Build 1200 or higher.
Clients for metadata publishers
The publish client is a tool for ArcCatalog that lets you easily publish metadata from your local desktop to the geoportal.
The metadata can come from shapefiles, personal geodatabases, enterprise geodatabases, or any other local data formats for which you can create metadata in ArcCatalog.
For publishing metadata from ArcIMS Metadata Services, setting up a synchronisation schedule using the ArcGIS for Server Geoportal extension synchronisation capabilities is highly recommended.
ArcGIS for Desktop is required to install the Publish Client.