ESRI Selected for Next-Generation GIS Portal

7 Feb, 2005

ESRI announced that it was selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior to develop the full implementation of GOS 2, the Geospatial One-Stop Operational Portal. That next-generation portal will provide new ways of sharing geospatial information that will help improve the business of government and decision-making processes, reports ESRI.

Since its launch in July 2003, the prototype, developed by ESRI, has provided a central site for posting and discovering metadata about agency resources. More than 75,000 metadata records are compiled at the site. GOS 2 will provide an easier, faster, and more integrated implementation that creates a spatial marketplace.

"It is hard to overestimate the importance of GOS 2 and what this next generation of Web standard technology will bring," says Jack Dangermond, ESRI president. "GOS 2 implements the GIS portal vision in a simple and standards-based environment that will provide a gateway for accessing GIS services and data. GIS will become accepted across the Web and information technology world as a platform for providing geographic knowledge."

AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD Video Tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter, and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

Follow Lynn on TwitterFollow Lynn on Twitter

Download Cadalyst Magazine Special Edition