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GIS Servers and services

An overview of GIS servers used with ArcGIS

Release 9.3
Last modified April 24, 2009
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Note: This topic was updated for 9.3.1.

GIS is increasingly being used on the World Wide Web. Consequently, many users want to publish their geographic information to the web as well as to use GIS web services in their own applications.

ArcGIS supports two primary GIS Server environments -- ArcIMS and ArcGIS Server.

ArcGIS is engineered to support the use of the Web as both a publisher of GIS resources to ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS as well as to be a consumer of web-based geographic information.

ArcGIS includes the following server-based capabilities:

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