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I am writing a web mapping application and I use ArcGIS Server services. I want the application to use Google Maps as a base map. I am new to this job. I have searched a lot on the Internet. But I could not find anything useful. Is there anyone who could help me in this matter. Sample site are shown below.

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See also this thread. – Kirk Kuykendall Jul 8 '13 at 13:21
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As stated in other answer, using google's map tile directly violates their TOS. If you are not married to Silverlight, you can approach this from a different angle and overlay arcgis services onto a google map instead of inserting a google basemap into an arcgis map.

This walks through the basic steps:

You still need to be compliant with google's TOS, but you have much greater flexibility when you build on top of google's gmap.

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Google licensing terms generally prohibit accessing their tile service from outside of the controls they provide.

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How about using Add Data from GIS Online which is provided by ESRI, it will also serves you as Google maps you are looking for.

Hope this helpful.!

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I am from Iran. Our country has been sanctioned by the company ESRI. So I can not use the company's services – Piroozman Jul 17 '13 at 3:45

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