|Working With Data and Named Resources / Managing the Spectrum Spatial Repository|
The Spectrum Spatial repository holds map data definitions in the form of named resources. A named resource is a file that defines the attributes of a particular mapping resource, such as the location of a spatial database or the styles with which a map is to be rendered. Attaching names to resources offers several advantages:
Named resource files are stored in the repository. A number of sample files that ship with Spectrum™ Technology Platform are located at http://<server>:<port>/RepositoryService/repository/default/Samples under a particular folder, such as NamedTables. For your own named resources, you can create any folder name you wish.