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Esri Geoportal Server 1.2.5

Learn about what's new in the Esri Geoportal Server 1.2.5.

How to Set Up Esri Geoportal Server 1.2.2 on Windows is a new whitepaper that updates the article How to Set Up an Esri Geoportal Server from the Summer 2011 issue of ArcUser. It gives step-by-step instructions for installing Esri Geoportal Server on an internal Windows test machine.


Esri Geoportal Server is a free, open source product that enables discovery and use of geospatial resources including datasets, rasters, and Web services. It helps organisations manage and publish metadata for their geospatial resources to let users discover and connect to those resources. The Geoportal Server supports standards-based clearinghouse and metadata discovery applications.

With Esri Geoportal Server, you can

  • Reduce time and redundancy of data production by connecting geospatial data and service producers with consumers.
  • Maintain data integrity by allowing organisations to easily share the authoritative version of data among its users.
  • Enable easy search and discovery of existing geospatial data and services by allowing users to create and manage descriptions of their geospatial resources and supporting easy-to-use, sophisticated, data discovery technologies.

Esri Geoportal Server was released under the Apache 2.0 license, which allows developers to freely customise and redistribute the software.

Try out your own personal geoportal by requesting the Esri Geoportal Server LiveDVD Demo.

the Geoportal Server

The look and feel of the Geoportal Server is easily and highly customizable.