In the past, GIS users wanting to publish their ArcMap Documents to the web had to struggle with the replication of map cartography in the ArcIMS’s Author tool. There was simply no easy way to replicate work done in ArcMap to ArcIMS and at the same time retain performance and allow developers full access to data sources. CartoPort is an ArcGIS tool providing a radically simple process for publishing maps to ArcIMS ArcXML files. CartoPort makes this easy, by interrogating an ArcMap Document and exporting the cartography and settings found in your MXD to an ArcXML file. Non-compliant data sources such as personal Geodatabases, CAD files, and ArcInfo Coverages are automatically excluded from the resulting AXL. Developed in .NET, CartoPort also features a “no touch” deployment.
CartoPort was originally developed by GeoNorth to assist with rapid ArcIMS site creation to support our MapOptix developers and consulting services teams. According to Marshall Payne, Principal and Product Manager with GeoNorth, “CartoPort has saved our teams countless hours and allows us to publish ArcMap quality cartography natively to ArcIMS. The return on investment literally can occur with two clicks of a mouse.”
About GeoNorth:Founded in 1994 with offices in Alaska, Oregon and Idaho, GeoNorth has successfully completed diverse projects and developed a number of enterprise software solutions for clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. GeoNorth develops “data-driven” solutions that are both easy to use and easy to maintain. GeoNorth pioneered many enterprise GIS products including the world’s first commercial internet GIS solution (MapOptix) and the world’s first ESRI based extensible Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solution that truly spatially enables the enterprise.
GeoNorth LLC is a full-service software solution provider dedicated to helping our clients become more efficient and effective through practical and innovative uses of Internet, GIS, and database technologies. GeoNorth specializes in planning and developing Integrated Enterprise GIS and data management solutions for the government, oil and gas, and utility industries.