ArcGIS for Server is an Esri product from the ArcGIS Platform which is used "to create, manage, and distribute GIS services over the Web to support desktop, mobile and Web mapping applications."

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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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How does Google Earth Enterprise compare to ArcGIS server and GeoServer?

I'm working on a web app that includes mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). We're starting to outgrow the limitations of Google's free stuff, and ...
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ArcGIS REST vs. SOAP API

When is it appropriate to use the ArcGIS Server REST API vs. the SOAP API and vice-versa? What do you see as the advantages of one over the other? For example, the SOAP service can be consumed as a ...
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Is ArcSDE no longer needed at ArcGIS 10.1?

Through my frustration of not finding the post-installation wizard with ArcSDE 10.1 and being unsuccessful with the command line tool to start an SDE service on our SDE databases, I found I was able ...
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How can I implement ESRI REST API?

ESRI announced that they are releasing the ArcGIS REST API as open technology. I've got an ISP running Sql Server 2008 with IIS7. Does anyone know of a good walk through showing how I can write C# ...
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How do I get started with GIS Servers on Amazon EC2?

Are there any tutorials, talks or presentations that discuss the use of EC2 or other cloud computing services to host GIS Servers? Has anyone had any experience in doing it with Amazon's EC2? How hard ...
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How to convert ArcGIS Server JSON to GeoJSON?

I'm creating a web map using Leaflet, and I want to be able to grab feature layers from our ArcServer. I have successfully been able to retrieve a feature class as JSON, but Esri's JSON objects don't ...
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How to speed-up Dynamic Map services?

I am working on a ESRI Flex based application that will display data from a Dynamic Map Service. It need to be Dynamic, since the end user should have the option to turn on & off layers. This is ...
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ArcGIS server on Amazon EC2 vs buying your own machine. Pro's and Con's

What are the pros and cons using this virtual machine compared to buying your own?
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No way to De-authorise ArcGIS Server and regain license?

At v10 of ArcGIS Server, from what I understand of the new license model, it is not possible to de-authorise ArcGIS Server (like you can with Desktop) Clients have visibility over their licences with ...
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Open source alternative to ArcGIS geoprocessing service concept?

I am searching for any examples of implementing a logic that Esri has built with geoprocessing services. You author a custom tool or it can be a system tool >> you publish it exposing this ...
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What kind of spatial index does arcgis use?

My first master's research topic was about spatial indexes. I learned about R-Trees and R+-tree, R*-trees and other various but very similar topics. This may not be published information, but what ...
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Performing health checks on ArcGIS Server?

ArcGIS Server setup in an enterprise environment: i.e. Multiple SOCs, perhaps a fail-over setup, separate web server, SDE/DBMS on separate machine, etc. Without going into the specifics on ...
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What are the differences between the various ArcGIS Server options?

This document makes me want to stab my eyes with a fork. Can someone provide a simple summary of the differences between Enterprise vs. Workgroup, and Basic vs. Standard vs. Advanced? As a bonus, what ...
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How to publish many MXD files in ArcGIS Server 10.1 automatically?

How to publish many mxd files in ArcGIS Server 10.1 automatically? I have about 60 mxd files and I want to publish them automatically. Is there any way to do this?
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How do I identify and gracefully kill hung Gp service processes?

I've published a gp tool as an asynchronous non-pooled gp service. When the gp tool hangs I would like to allow the user to kill it, without impacting other services. If I put a webservice on the ...
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Any tool to monitor ArcGIS Server Usage

I am using ArcGIS Server 10.1 on AMI instance. I have around 10/12 simple map services (Used query layer in all services) I want to check performance/time/statistics of map services in ArcGIS ...
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HeatMap to identify hotspots on cached service from ArcGIS Server?

ArcGIS Server lets you create cached map services. These can be consumed by various applications (ArcGIS Desktop, web apps, etc) I would like to get an idea on which areas of my cache are getting hit ...
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Is ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop compatible with 10.0 Server?

Since upgrading my "ArcGIS for Desktop" (Windows 7) client to 10.1, I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out how to publish a Map Service on my (CentOS) 10.0 Server. Back on 10.0 Desktop, I ...
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What is the proper way to backup an ESRI File Geodatabase that is published to ArcGIS Server?

I have an ESRI file geodatabase (v10) that is published to an arcgis server map service. When the service is running, the fGDB is locked. Do I need to stop the service to get a clean backup? Or, is ...
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Uninstalling ArcGIS extensions from earlier version after ArcGIS upgraded?

I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3.1 (server, desktop, engine), then installed ArcGIS10.0 (Server, Desktop, engine). When I tried to uninstall some arcmap extensions, I got error 1001 "unable to get installer ...
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Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?

I am doing a (non commercial) project where the client doesn't have the budget for purchasing map data like that provided by TeleAtlas. They only need map data for a background map, and they'd like ...
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Steps for creating an online webmap with editable features using ArcGIS Server/SDE and SQL Server?

EDIT/UPDATE: I'm adding a bounty to this in hopes of obtaining a step-by-step guide to creating an online map with feature editing using the ArcGIS Flex API, SQL Server Express and ArcGIS Server 10.1. ...
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Map Application Requires Refresh to Initialize

I tried this question over on StackOverflow but didn't get any answers. Hoping you all might be able to help. Creating a web mapping application in Javascript/Dojo: When I load the app in a browser ...
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Is ArcGIS available on Ubuntu?

Is ESRI's ArcGIS platform of programs available on Ubuntu? I love open source and if I could I would love to try and migrate to this open source OS.
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How to query all records (>1000) and export to csv?

I posted in arcgis forum but never got any answer. Can anyone tell me how to solve this? Assume you have a vehicle tracking records from Oct.1 to Dec. 31 with wind speed information. All data is ...
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Restrict pan and zoom in ArcGIS Javascript API?

I'm creating a web map of a university campus. I have the map functioning, but I don't want to be able to pan off of the basemap, into whitespace. Do you know of a function that will auto-pan the ...
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Can ArcGIS Server WMS display a graphicslayer?

I have tried to display a graphics layer with the WMS functionality of ArcGIS Server, but I cannot see the graphics in the image of the getmap response. I have done is manually by publishing a ...
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Will there be a Python API for ArcGIS Server?

It seems like an obvious next step given the big push towards Python in ArcGIS Desktop at 10.0. Are there any limitations of Python compared to javascript, flex, etc that would prevent ESRI from ...
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ArcIMS vs ArcGIS Server

having never used ArcIMS I am not able to answer the following question. "Why don´t we use ArcIMS anymore?" I have recently taken over a position which used to administer ArcIMS clients but now use ...
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How to mirror two geodatabases on the fly?

I'm new to arcgis and its applications. We have the full suite of arcgis solutions (arcgis server, desktop, arcgis sde) We have a requirement... geodatabase (A & B) A & B reside on 2 ...
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Migrating ArcGIS Server 10.02 to a new server

Our server that runs ArcGIS Server had major issues this morning, sending us into a panic to get it installed on a new server (as was in our plans in the coming weeks). Now that we are ready to move ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 - Licensing by Core

I know awhile back they changed the licensing model to license by the core. So if you have one server license, and you want to install it on a four core server? Do you need four licenses to be ...
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How many layers should be in a MapService - what are the tradeoffs?

When setting up MapServices for ArcGIS, I'm often given an mxd that has many layers in it and told to publish it. Should I have more mapservices with fewer layers in each, or fewer mapservices with ...
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ESRI HTTP where query

A friend and I are currently creating a pretty straight forward LINQ to ESRI library that sends HTTP queries to an ArcGIS MapServer and then parses the JSON response appropriately. Everything is ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - Inconsistent Querying Errors

I have recently upgraded to ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1. Since making the switch, I am getting a lot of inconsistent errors, specifically performing queries against a map service's REST API with the ...
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What are the Best-practices for deploying services, data, & code to an ArcGIS production server?

We have a production GIS viewer that runs on a production server. Testing new development/data is done on a test server and we develop on a different server also. At the moment, a lot of the ...
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What needs to be done to ArcGIS Server if the server machine/host name is changed?

We have a Windows Server 2008 where ArcGIS Server 10 was installed. Not much has been done with the machine yet, but the name of the machine had to be changed after the ArcGIS installation. The old ...
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Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?

I get this question a lot from web developers, and would like to have a short concise answer for them ... Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?
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Are there any training resources in SQL and Python as applied to GIS database management? [duplicate]

I've taken ESRI database courses, which have been helpful to my work. But I also need training in SQL and Python as applied to GIS database management. There are lots of suggestions for Python ...
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Struggling with ArcGIS REST API and tokens

I'm doing my best to secure my AGS (9.3.1) services, but have struggled with tokens. As you can see, my nw account belongs to the agsadmin and agsusers roles: I have assigned these same roles to my ...
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Will hundreds of attributes cause performance problems in an ArcGIS Server layer?

This relates to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP1, with data served from a file geodatabase polygon featureclass. 1) For performance reasons, is it a bad idea to have a featureclass with hundreds of attributes? ...
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Using arcpy.SetParameter() with Python Script Tool published as Geoprocessing Service?

I have a script that needs to be published to ArcGIS Server as a geoprocessing service. This script computes a set of records in table form. I need to set an output parameter so that it returns the ...
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How can I tell what licensing level my ESRI GIS server is from client tools?

From client tools, like ArcCatalog, is there a way to know if the GIS server I am connecting to is running under a workgroup or enterprise license? Also, is it possible to tell if the edition is ...
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New to ArcGIS and want to compute distance between two points “as the fish swims”

We have a layer named Hydrography which is the water area for a given assignment. I have a station point and a target point. I need to compute the distance between those two points but inside of the ...
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Lots of layers in one or multiple services? (and why)

I have a conundrum that I am getting mixed advice on how to go about. Therefore id like to put it to GIS-SE for some justified answers. Scenario: Client has a web mapping application. Does not ...
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How can I determine which service is associated with a particular ArcSOC.exe process and vice versa?

I've got a development arcgis server machine configured with multiple mapservices, gp services and SOE's. Sometimes an arcgissoc.exe process gets hung. There also seem to be too many SOC's running ...
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Benchmarking MXD vs MSD performance?

Has anyone seen any publically available benchmarks of MSDs vs MXDs? If we ignore the fact that as part of the MSD publishing process, we run it through some validators with the map service ...
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Example of a Dynamic Map Service that frequently changes?

A requirement of our web application is to automatically refresh a particular dynamic map service on a timer. Requirement relates to a client who has a dynamic MS that consistently gets updates ...
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Arcgis Server vs Open Source software [closed]

What do you think what are the advantages and disadvantages (of both)? Of course appart from fact that open source software is free to use. I mean rather somethink like capabilities, functionality, ...