Easily view Metadata in ArcMap

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10-28-2010 01:52 PM
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DavidHaines
Occasional Contributor

There's no easy way to Metadata in ArcMap.  You have to go to Catalog and click on the metadata tab.  Should be easier than that for the casual user.

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Robert_LeClair
This can be done in ArcMap 10.  In the TOC, right click on the layer of interest and select Data -> View Item Description.  With "core" (i.e. before SP 1 for ArcGIS 10), there's a bug NIM059008 that caused the launch of the Item Description to fail.  The workaround can be accessed at:  http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/9171-bug-viewing-metadata-in-ag-10  Once you install the workaround, you can access metadata in ArcMap without the need of Catalog if you wish.

 

Regards,

Robert LeClair
Esri-Denver

JurajKrumpolec
Metadata information could be right in Layer Properties.