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What's New

DAP Server 12

DAP 12 includes improved workflows for both the end user and data administrator, enhancing efficiency and ensuring your investment in Exploration Information Management is maximised. With this release DAP data management tasks have been significantly updated to streamline many of the tasks involved in verifying and publishing exploration datasets. Full release notes and downloads.

Streamlined Data Management DAP data management tasks have been significantly updated to streamline many of the tasks involved in verifying and publishing exploration datasets. Datasets are now verified immediately when uploaded, resulting in a very fast publishing experience. Other data administration tasks have been dramatically improved such as setting security permissions and copyright notices to datasets has been streamlined to be faster and easier.
DAP administration web applicationclick to enlarge The DAP administrator application and user interface is now accessed via a browser based web portal. Administrators no longer need to install an application, login to the DAP Server, or have access to a computer with a high bandwidth connection. It is significantly easier for DAP administrators to manage multiple servers in different regions.
DAP Catalog SQL server Database The DAP catalog and metadata are now tightly integrated and managed together in a single SQL server database. This not only facilitates reporting on who accesses what datasets, it is also an important direction for future improvements.
Managed Exploration Information  Repository DAP datasets are stored in a Managed Exploration Information Repository, and dataset management is now accomplished via the web based DAP Administration Portal. The physical location of the exploration datasets are always synchronized with the DAP Catalog. This eliminates the need for the DAP data manager to directly access the data repository or use other tools such as Windows Explorer that can potentially cause the DAP Catalog and the datasets to become out of sync.
Simplified Architecture With this release we have simplified the setup and security of the DAP Server. The DAP data manager can now access all settings in one convenient and easy-to-use location.
Data Package With this release we have added the ability for the DAP Data Manager to be able to filter, organize and create a zipped subset of data, including the organizational hierarchy as a file structure. This data can then be removed from the managed data repository and shared with partners or external organizations.
Index Mapclick to enlarge DAP data managers can now create an Index Map shapefile containing bounding box outlines and structured metadata query fields for all or select datasets managed within the DAP server. This provides yet another view of the information managed within a DAP server.
Reportsclick to enlarge The DAP data manager can now quickly and easily view and track the data that has been uploaded by dataset type and how users are using the managed datasets.
Support for ESRI 10 DAP data managers can now publish ArcGIS v10 Layer (.LYR) file and Map Services.
Web-based Metadata Editorclick to enlarge DAP data Managers can now edit metadata of a dataset in the Managed Exploration Data Repository via the DAP administration web application. 
Flexible Presentation Hierarchyclick to enlarge DAP data managers can now organize data using a defined "folder structure" or using metadata fields to create a folder-like hierarchy. The DAP data managers can easily update the presentation hierarchy without having to un-catalog and re-catalog datasets, or re-organize files on the DAP Server data repository, saving time and effort.
Simplified Security Model Data access is controlled using a security model based on groups. The DAP data managers can create security groups based on Active Directory groups and users. In this way, Active Directory will be indirectly supported, and other security models can be added in the future.
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