Metadata catalog search on ArcGIS.com

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11-04-2010 03:03 AM
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IngeAnundskaas
New Contributor II

I'd like to see much of the functionality assosiated with the GeoPortal Toolkit embedded in ArcGIS.com. Users of ArcGIS.com should be able to add links to OGC resources like WMS, WCS, WFS and CSW as content. Adding a CSW metadata catalog service should make it searchable through the ArcGIS.com search tools. Search results could then easily be opened in explorer.arcgis.com or the arcgis.com javascript viewer, saved as a web map etc etc..

Why? A lot of countries has SDI initiatives with rich CSW metadata catalog services available to the public. They contain a lot of data and services that is highly relevant to the ArcGIS user. They should be able to search, find and use ALL available GIS resources through a easy to use and intuitive interface like ArcGIS.com

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MartenHogeweg

hi, you may be interested in the Geoportal Search widget for the Web Appbuilder framework. It allows searching for services across multiple catalogs including those supporting CSW and then consume supported services in the viewer.

The widget is included in the Geoportal Server GitHub repository and a work-in-progress version is deployed on our sandbox: http://gptogc.esri.com/genericClient. If you find issues with this widget or have questions, please join the conversation on the Geoportal Server list.

Marten Hogeweg

Product Manager Geoportal Server