Knowing where geospatial data is stored is a necessity. Being able to access this data across an organization quickly and easily? Well, we hope you place importance on that as well.
The best way to ensure your team can connect to files without jumping through hoops is to have them stored in one location, such as a Data Registry. Marco Palette makes it easier to build this resource, providing a quick-look of datasets and important metadata within its main interface. This Add-In for ArcMap allows teams to browse a custom registry of spatial files to preview and select which to add to ArcMap's workspace without ever needing to know its path.
BUILD & CUSTOMIZE
CORPORATE DATA REGISTRIES
While storing data in a single location would make some tasks easier, it is not always practical. Fortunately, encouraging spatial data to be more accessible throughout an organization does not mean that the physical files need ever move.
By employing a Data Registry - or a list of Layer File names, paths, and select attributes - this data can be connected to from a single location, regardless of where it is saved or managed.
ADD LAYERS TO ARCMAP
IN YOUR WORKSPACE
ADD TO ARCMAP
This resource allows your team to browse Data Registry files, previewing each Layer File and its attributes, as well as sorting its contents based on desired keywords. Layers may then be chosen from the interface to be added directly to the ArcMap workspace in which you are working.
An Add-In for ArcMap, Marco Palette makes a great standalone application. Have the remainder of the Integrated Marco Studio suite at the ready? It is even a great resource for better managing spatial data once it has been inventoried and cleaned-up with other Integrated Marco Studio applications like Marco Desktop or Marco Commander.