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Could someone please help me by giving me an example on how to make/connect/Add ArcGIS Server connection via python/arcpy? Thank you in advance.

  • I'm using ArcMap 10.0
  • I desire to "Use GIS Services" not "Manage GIS Services"
  • My ArcGIS Server does not require Authentication

When I make this connection through the wizard(steps previously described) all I have to provide is the Server URL and then navigate to my Image Service of choice.

I've noticed there is a function in ArcMap 10.1 (CreateGISServerConnectionFile (arcpy.mapping)) which all allows me to make a Arc GIS server connection but not for ArcMap 10.

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Can you add more information about what you would like to do? You could just use the REST endpoints and use the built in http library to get the info. – Jamie Mar 25 '13 at 18:55
@Jamie I was hoping to connect to a dataset (NED dataset) in the ArcGIS Server somewhat like I do now with a SDE connection. In other words I would simply like to connect to the layer of interest and use it similiar to how I connect to a SDE and use data layer within. I have the Server address and Service Name. – lemuel Mar 25 '13 at 19:15
Thanks for that information, that should help get you an answer. – Jamie Mar 25 '13 at 19:29
I've managed to make a connection to the Image Server using arcpy.MakeImageServerLayer_management but when I run my script it's now telling me that the Output raster exceeds the size limitation. Is there a way I can simply add the image service to my TOC similiar to how the Add ArcGIS Server wizard does it? – lemuel Mar 25 '13 at 20:22
Is the Server 10.0 as well? – Simon Mar 30 '13 at 6:58

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