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Servers and the services they provide

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Last modified March 10, 2008
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When you browse to the GIS Servers folder in ArcCatalog, you can connect to three kinds of servers:

Each server has its own unique set of services that it provides.

ArcIMS services

Service type Description
ArcIMS Image service icon Image A map layer that you can view in ArcMap and ArcGlobe.
Learn more ArcIMS Image services
ArcIMS Feature service icon Feature Sends features across the internet.
Learn more ArcIMS Feature services
ArcIMS Metadata service Metadata A way of browsing and viewing the contents of a server.
Learn more ArcIMS Metadata services

ArcGIS services

Service type Description
Map service icon Map A map layer that you can view in ArcMap and ArcGlobe.
Learn more ArcGIS Map services
Locator icon Geocode Returns a feature based upon an address or other text description.
Learn more ArcGIS Geocode services
Toolbox icon Geoprocessing A geoprocessing toolbox that provides tools that execute on the server.
Learn more ArcGIS Geoprocessing services
Geodata access icon Geodata Serves geodatabases for distributed editing.
Learn more ArcGIS Geodata services
Globe service Globe Serves ArcGlobe documents for viewing in ArcGlobe.
Learn more ArcGIS Globe services

WMS services

Service type Description
WMS service WMS A map layer that you can view in ArcMap or ArcGlobe
Learn more WMS services

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