My understanding is there are few companies still using ArcIMS and I am wondering if it is still alive or phased out?
Esri’s development of ArcIMS is now limited. Our server GIS development efforts are devoted primarily to ArcGIS Server.
As far as existing services, I know the BLM has IMS services available through geocommunicator.gov, if you add that as a ArcIMS Server connection in ArcCatalog.
I am, strangley nough, working on ArcIMS today and an awful lot of businesses, especially government organisations, are using ArcIMS in 9.3.1 guise, due to limitations invoked in 10. It is not being developed further with 10.1, but most would argue it wasn't really developed since 9.3.1 SP3.
Goecortex, a Canadian company were using ArcIMS as part of their core software, but I believe this is now on ArcGIS Server.
I think the message is, drop IMS, move to AGS.
Yes - ArcIMS is still in use. Here in Denmark we have a few web sites based on ArcIMS - the largest part of the GIS web sites is based on ArcGIS Server though.
An important information about ArcIMS 10, is that this release does not include the ArcMap Server, meaning that you can no longer create map services based on mxd-files - only axl is supported. I wonder if, this is Esri's way of telling ArcIMS users to "convert" to ArcGIS Server?? It is not fun to realize that all your mxd-based map services now must be converted to axl if you want to use ArcIMS 10. Furthermore the axl format does not support all the things, that mxd does.