Esri Geoportal Server is a free, open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including datasets, rasters, and Web services. It helps organizations manage and publish metadata for their geospatial resources to let users discover and connect to those resources. The Geoportal Server supports standards-based clearinghouse and metadata discovery applications.
Geoportal inventories all the metadata of the registered geospatial resources in a geoportal catalog service, which is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant CS-W 2.0.2 service.
Geoportals help you maintain the quality, currentness, and availability of registered resources by providing tools to evaluate new entries, control access to metadata and resources, and integrate the geoportal with other enterprise systems.
Data producers publish their resources to the geoportal by registering the resource's metadata with the geoportal's catalog service; supported resources include datasets, analyses, tools, and Web services. Geoportals include simple tools for generating and registering metadata. Publishers can directly create metadata in the Web application, upload their existing metadata to the geoportal, or allow the geoportal to autogenerate metadata.
Support for common metadata profiles
Geoportals support and provide templates for several common metadata profiles, including
- Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO) including support for the North American and Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) profiles
- Dublin Core
Publish directly from ArcCatalog
The Publish Client allows data publishers to register geospatial resources directly from ArcCatalog, simplifying their workflow.
Geoportals provide an easy-to-use interface for users to discover and access resources registered with the geoportal to use in their own projects. They can trust that they are using the most current, best quality resources available.
System requirements for Esri Geoportal Server are based on your product version and system configuration.
Please see the latest installation requirements in the Geoportal Server Web help.
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