I have been wracking my brain, trying to decide on the best way to introduce n00bs to Marco. Should I show off the helpful remapping, or perhaps the fields of data architecture produced during a Spatial Data Inventory? Maybe begin with the speedy display of enterprise data search results, or would showing off a Corporate Registry be more fun?
There are many directions in which I could head with this introduction - Almost as many directions as you might taken when using Marco itself. Because of this, I think it best to start simple, to paint a picture of Marco. It is always more helpful to put a face to the name, right?
Marco is short for Integrated Marco Studio, not Marco Polo. Not officially, anyway.
Integrated Marco Studio is a suite of robust Knowledge Management solutions designed for spatial data on enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) networks. This suite is humble in its origins, beginning first with the ArcGIS Add-In, Repoint and Repath (RnR). When it outgrew its name, expanding from a pure remapping toolkit to include metadata controls and more, it was rebranded as Integrated Marco Desktop. From there, the Marco-madness spread like wildfire. On the heels of Integrated Marco Desktop came Integrated Marco Palette and Integrated Marco Commander. In late 2016, we introduced Integrated Marco Mystic. In the coming months, we will be unveiling Integrated Marco Pro.
As you can tell, we have new Marco names forever in our back pocket...ready to draw.
As mentioned, Integrated Marco Studio is a Knowledge Management (KM) solution. For many KM solutions, the bang for all those bucks comes from the overall software product rather than realizing the efficiency of its individual pieces. Integrated Marco Studio has kept afloat of this stereotype, however. The breadth of services covered as well as how they fit into the ArcGIS platform ensure that each application carries its weight.
Without further ado, welcome to the Marco experience!
Integrated Marco Desktop
Formerly known as Repoint and Repath (RnR), Integrated Marco Desktop is an Add-In for ArcGIS Desktop that facilitates the sleuthing of spatial data and remapping of broken data references. With tools for file modification, metadata maintenance, and data logging, it addresses common ArcGIS issues to bring stability and sanity to your environment.
Intended for more localized data infrastructure, like folders and tables, it may be applied to larger projects involving data migration and promotion. Integrated Marco Desktop is remarkable to have in the event those pesky red check-marks plague your carefully crafted ArcGIS Map Documents (.mxd), or just to prevent such a thing!
Integrated Marco Commander
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