Redlands, CaliforniaNovember 15, 2010Esri Geoportal Server is a free, open source product that helps organizations manage and publish metadata for their geospatial resources that others can then discover and use. Geoportal Server can act as the nexus for an international framework of spatial data resources for enhanced collaboration and data sharing among various government and private agencies.
With Esri Geoportal Server, users can
- Reduce time and redundancy of data production by connecting geospatial data and service producers with consumers.
- Maintain data integrity by easily sharing the authoritative version of data throughout an organization.
- Easily search and discover existing geospatial data and services by creating and managing descriptions of their geospatial resources and supporting easy-to-use, sophisticated data discovery technologies.
Esri Geoportal Server supports standards-based clearinghouse and metadata discovery applications. It was released under the Apache 2.0 license, which allows developers to customize and redistribute the software. Esri is using SourceForge to host and distribute the software and source code. This familiar platform will make it easy to incorporate contributions from the open source community to the product.
To learn more about Esri Geoportal Server, visit esri.com/geoportal.
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