I am a complete newbie to GIS.
I am trying to download topographic data from a website that displays a map that can be zoomed in and out. The website is setup with:
This application is using ArcGIS API for Flex version 2.3.1. Build date 2011-04-26.
I don't understand how the topo data is setup on the server, is this vector data or raster? I can zoom to the most detailed level and get individual 256x256 .jpg tiles but that can't be how the data is setup on the server because that would mean hundreds or thousands of tiles for each zoom layer. I can get very large .gdb files but they don't seem to contain the correct set of files because they won't open in ArcMap.