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Unfortunately no. As Alex said, there is no real link between the original published mxd and the service (although there was in previous versions). You can however find a copy of the published mxd on your server in your ArcGIS Server directory at %arcgisserver root%\directories\arcgissystem\arcgisinput\%service folder name%\%service ...
You could use the Google Fusion tables version (see related blog post) of the Natural Earth world boundaries dataset with the Google Maps API, as in these answers: Country boundries using Google Map API v3 Google Maps V3: Draw German State Polygons?
MapQuest Open Directions API Web Service has an "Optimized routing" feature: All the power of the routing function, plus we'll re-order the stops for you to provide the most efficient route to get to all your stops. Great for planning out the best way to get round multiple places you need to visit in a single journey. There is also Google Directions ...
OSRM has an routing API that can do that. You can find the documentation for the API here. But you have to put them in the order of appearance beforehand. To route via certain coordinates list them in the query string in the order of appearance (currently limited to 25 max points and to vehicle routing only): ...
Color Brewer is a great tool for chosing colors scales. Map Projection Selection Tool is tool for chosing a correct map projection.
Consider to use GRASS GIS 7 for this. While it yet officially released it is much faster and also offers http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/WPS support. Ourselves, we use it to process raster and vector data on a cluster in the multi-terabyte range. See also http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Massive_data_analysis
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