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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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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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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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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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 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? How to get license back?

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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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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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 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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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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ArcGIS Server - HeatMap for to identify hotspots on a cached service

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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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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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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Is it possible to expose 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 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to trace SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database?

I'd like to generate a log file containing all SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database. Is there a way to do so? I'm using Oracle 11g and ArcGIS Server 10.0 on Windows. ArcSDE is ...
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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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MXD vs MSD - Benchmarks?

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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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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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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can arcpy detect whether it's running in Desktop or Server?

I'm developing some code that I want to run both as an ArcGIS Server web service and as a standalone script. I want to be able to modify the execution slightly depending on whether it's running as an ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 Rest Admin login

I am trying to login to the http://myserver/arcgis/rest/admin page and when I log in with credentials I get no error message but I am returned to the same login page. If I put in bad credentials I ...
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Use Esri Geoservices REST as backend for Python web framework (Django?)

I would like to know if it's feasible to use an existing Python web framework such as Django/GeoDjango as a frontend to work with Esri's Geoservices REST API? I envision developing a database engine ...
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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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ArcSDE - use native geometry types for later migration away from SDE?

Background: We have a non-spatial reporting web application with a SQL Server backend. We would like to add a spatial component to this application: serve up some basemaps, serve up points and ...
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Replacing a corporate GIS [closed]

I'm looking at replacing our corporate GIS, this is the first time that I have had the responsibility of such a task despite my years of experience with the software as an end user. We will be ...
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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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Incorrect date displayed with Esri JavaScript API v.2.6

I am working on a site that is using version 2.6 of the Esri Javascript API. I have an info window that displays some date information, and the date is one day behind the date in the database. For ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 - Feature Editing Services - Best Practices

What are some best practices for editing Multi-versioned sde data through a feature service? What should I be looking into? EDIT: seeing that when publishing a feature service the service is ...
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CORS issue ArcGIS 10.1 IIS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing)

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed with the web adapter for IIS. I've added a config file to the root of IIS7 to enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) as per this page. I've pushed the cors enabled ...
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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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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial ...
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How to become a GIS Mobile Developer?

I am mid level GIS Analyst\GPS Coordinator who would like to become a GIS mobile developer at some point. At my workplace we work in the ESRI Platform,ArcGIS Server etc Being a GIS Analyst without any ...
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How to simulate moving vehicles?

I have a point layer (stored in SQL Server 2008) that is being served up by a map service in ArcGIS Server 10.1. I am consuming this service in a web client. Lets say the points are boats out at ...