Is there some way to create a layer file through web mapping application. If I expose data through a map service is there a way to create a .lyr file?
I wrote a PrintSOE (ServerObjectExtention) which creates for each mapservice layer a lyr-file on mapservice startup. The purpose is to create large-format and high-quality printout's.
These lyr-files are accessible over the arcgisoutput-directory. It would be possible to access these lyr-files by a simple url.
You can find the project with full sources here: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=6809086326ea4c76bf026a32bb9dd698