MIT releasing Arcgis tool for searching OpenGeoPortal data

MIT is releasing an Arcgis toolbar for searching the SOLR indexes and loading OGP layers directly in users’ maps.  The toolbar is a standard Arcgis toolbar available in Arcmap.  The code constructs a SOLR query based on the users search criteria and populates a Windows form.  MIT will release the code to the large OpenGeoPortal community later in the spring.

The toolbar only searches the MIT repository.  A new version is being developed that will search other repositories.  This version will be able to add any public data as a WFS layer.  This version should be available in May, 2013.