Bring ArcMap metadata (title, authors, tags) to Explorer

06-01-2011 01:01 AM
Status: Open
New Contributor II
Windows Explorer and Search (indexing service) extract metadata ("file contents", e.g. title, authors, tags) using an "ifilter", a small extension provided by a third party for a specific file type. ArcMap and ArcGlobe enable users to assign such metadata through File | Map Document Properties dialog, but it is not visible outside ArcGIS due to the missing ifilter. I propose ESRI to implement and distribute (as an independent add-on, for starters) such filter so that users could easily find their content.

Lauri Suoranta
Software Engineer
ESRI Finland