Esri Standards and Interoperability: Increasing Access to Geospatial Data and Services

White Papers

Esri Supported Open Geospatial Consortium and ISO/TC 211 Standards
This document provides a comprehensive list of all Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), specifications and ISO/TC 211 geographic information standards supported by Esri.

Esri Geoportal Technology
This white paper describes ArcGIS for Server Geoportal and its importance when implementing a geoportal as a key spatial data infrastructure (SDI) component.

Improving Access and Use of Imagery Using Open and Interoperable Off-the-Shelf Technologies
This white paper was presented at the 2009 International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) and highlights Esri's open and interoperable ArcGIS products.

XML Schema of the Geodatabase
This document describes the XML schema for the geodatabase. Basic concepts of XML schema are discussed, followed by the different XML document types that can be generated. This document also discusses some of the geodatabase XML types.

This white paper describes Esri ArcGIS SDI technologies as well as complementary Esri partner technologies from con terra GmbH and interactive instruments GmbH. Three case studies are described: The Lithuania Geographical Information Infrastructure, the Croatia Multipurpose Spatial Information System, and the INSPIRE@EC Project.

Developing and Deploying an Integrated Geoenabled SOA Business Solution: A Case Study
In this case study, multiple disparate information systems and heritage data sources were integrated to deliver a flexible business solution using a service-oriented approach. Specifically, standards-based service-oriented architecture (SOA)-enabling technologies and design principles were used to integrate GIS spatial analysis and visualization services, along with other business information systems, in a Web-based, service-oriented business application environment.

Geospatial Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
This white paper describes the basic components that support a geospatial SOA in a vendor-neutral framework, then describes how Esri components fit into this framework.

Esri Geospatial Portal Technology
This white paper introduces Esri's approach to the discovery and exchange of geospatial information on the Web and outlines the geospatial portal technology Esri has developed in that context.


NITF for ArcGIS, developed by ITT Visual Information Solutions, is an extension to ArcGIS for Desktop software that makes working with National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF) data easier in ArcGIS for Desktop.


Building INSPIRE: The Spatial Data Infrastructure for Europe
Read about the European spatial data infrastructure, which is called, formally, Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe, or INSPIRE.

Industry Standards Help Streamline Nautical Data
Read how Esri is working with international hydrographic organizations on the development of new standards.

News Releases

Esri Provides Road Map to Meet INSPIRE Timeline

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