California, USA, 27 June 2006: ESRI announced the availability of a new version of the GIS Portal Toolkit on June 27. The GIS Portal Toolkit is a technology and services solution for implementing local, regional, national, and global spatial data infrastructure portals.
GIS Portal Toolkit 3 offers the following enhancements: All users can now set symbology for Web Feature Services as well as download data from a predefined ArcIMS Data Delivery extension server; Registered users and publishers can update their user profile and contact information as well as change their password; Publishers can register one or more metadata repositories for harvesting, control access to published metadata by employing user groups, and create metadata records for Web services using online forms; and Simplified Channel Editor user interface.
In addition, the overall architecture and user interface of the GIS Portal Toolkit have been updated. Also, the GIS Portal Toolkit now offers improved validation and internationalization as well as simplified setup using a new configuration tool.