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ESRI Interoperability and Standards

Interoperability and standards are important elements in ESRI's overall software development and support efforts. ESRI is committed to supporting and actively leading efforts associated with

The ArcGIS family of software is built upon this foundation.


Download the OGC Interoperability Toolbar for ArcMap - The OGC Interoperability Add-on delivers support for OpenGIS Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS) to the ArcGIS Desktop 8.3 products (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo). Using the OGC Interoperability Add-on, ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo can also write out any feature layer as a Geography Markup Language (GML) document that are compliant with a specific profile and add those GML documents to any map view.

ArcExplorer Web support for WMS Services - ArcExplorer Web now includes support for Web Map Services (WMS). ArcExplorer Web is an online geographic data viewer that provides a fast, simple way to view one or more map services in a standard Web browser .Launch Application

The April 2003 issue of ArcUser has a special section on Interoperability and Standards. Read all about it!

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Additional resources may be found at the ESRI Interoperability and Standards page: