The current notes-based functionality can be saved as *.nmc or *.nmf files, which are of no use when you want to bring this information into ArcGIS Desktop/Server. Or I'd like some functionality to read/import notes into ArcGIS Desktop, or I'd like to upgrade the notes functionality to feature functionality.
There are already 2 enhancement requests registered that refer to similar improvements:
- Provide editing functionality to create and edit simple features (point, line, polygon) in ArcGIS Explorer (NIM046124) - It would be very helpful if there is a tool for ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server that could open, read, convert nmf files. (NIM010897)