Portal for ArcGIS - Geoportal Server - AGOL integration

09-04-2014 05:10 AM
Status: Open
Occasional Contributor
The integration between the differnt components is essential to guarantee a full  coherence.
We propose to develop functions to achieve a strenght integration between the Geoportal server catalogue and the the Portal for Arcis /AGOL.
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For several years, users have found benefits in the combination of the metadata catalog capabilities of Geoportal Server with the location platform capabilities of ArcGIS Online/Portal for ArcGIS. Geoportal Server is intended to provide a metadata catalog used in the context of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) where multiple vendor technologies are used. These SDI are typically national and international, with multiple independent organizations (or nations) collaborating based on international standards for data, metadata, and web service interoperability.

When combining the two products, users have looked specifically to the following capabilities from Geoportal Server:

  • Provide web-based editor for standards-based metadata
  • Provide federated search to other portals and catalogs
  • Provide automated harvesting of external content into ArcGIS Online/Portal for ArcGIS
  • Provide standards-based catalog interface to ArcGIS Online/Portal for ArcGIS

In the Summer 2015 release of ArcGIS Online, the standards-based metadata capability developed in Geoportal Server became available as part of ArcGIS Online, enabling you to manage standards-based metadata directly in ArcGIS Online. This capability has been included in Portal for ArcGIS as of version 10.4.

Esri Geoportal Server includes a widget for the Web AppBuilder framework that allows including the federated search capabilities of Geoportal Server in web applications. This capability can also be integrated into Portal for ArcGIS. This integration has been implemented in the Indonesia NSDI portal that connects various government portals to a national portal. Through the federated search, users can discover content from external ArcGIS or OGC-compliant catalogs and integrate information into the web maps they create in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

Geoportal Server also supports harvesting between ArcGIS servers, Portal for ArcGIS instances, and ArcGIS Online subscriptions, further simplifying the sharing of geospatial resources to different catalogs and portals. Geoportal Server can be configured as a broker between those external catalogs and an ArcGIS Online subscription or Portal for ArcGIS instance, automating the registering of resources found in those external catalogs and simplifying the management of your ArcGIS Online content.

For users who are interested in an OGC Catalog Service Interface (CSW) for their ArcGIS Online subscription (or Portal), this can also be provided by Geoportal Server. This would open your ArcGIS Online subscription to national, regional, and global spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and simplify how you participate in those SDI.

To see these and other capabilities and opportunities at the UC, stop by the Geoportal Server area in the Expo, attend one of the Geoportal Server technical workshops, or the Spatial Data Infrastructure Special Interest Group, held Wednesday June 29, 12PM – 1PM in Room 26B.

Marten Hogeweg

Produce Manager Esri Geoportal Server