ArcGIS Server Web Development
ArcGIS Server is a complete and integrated server-based geographic information system (GIS). It comes with out-of-the-box, end user applications and services for spatial data management, visualization, and spatial analysis. ArcGIS Server offers open access to extensive GIS capabilities that enable organizations to publish and share geographic data, maps, analyses, models, and more. With ArcGIS Server’s rich standards-based platform, centrally managed, high-performance GIS applications and services can be accessed throughout an organization using browser-based, desktop, or mobile clients.
ArcGIS Server offers the following advantages: browser-based access to GIS; lower cost of ownership through centrally managed, focused GIS applications; integration with other enterprise systems; support for interoperability standards; and the ability to create custom applications and services for browser, desktop, mobile, Smart Client, and enterprise deployments using .NET or Java.
Optional extensions are available for data interoperability, network-based spatial analysis, spatial modeling, and three-dimensional modeling.
ArcGIS Server is offered at three levels of functionality:
- Advanced—ArcGIS Server Advanced is designed for GIS organizations that want to provide a central, server-based GIS for distributing GIS services across the organization or over the Internet. It provides spatial data management, visualization (both 2D and 3D), and spatial analysis capabilities.
- Standard—ArcGIS Server Standard is designed for GIS users who want to provide a central, server-based GIS for publishing geographic data as maps and globes. It provides spatial data management and visualization (both 2D and 3D) capabilities.
- Basic—ArcGIS Server Basic is designed for GIS users who want shared access to geographic data. It provides core geodatabase management tools and technology for data storage, management, and distribution (Web-based data replication).
Each of these ArcGIS Server levels can be scaled to support both small workgroups and large enterprise configurations. ArcGIS Server Workgroup is engineered for small organizations or departments with users who wish to share data, maps, and spatial analyses from a single server. Workgroup users can connect via the Internet or intranet with a variety of clients including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Explorer, browser-based applications, and mobile devices. ArcGIS Server Workgroup includes an embedded DBMS to simplify spatial data management and provide an affordable database management solution.
ArcGIS Server Enterprise is designed for large organizations needing to share geographic data, maps, and analyses with the highest level of system flexibility and scalability. ArcGIS Server Enterprise can be implemented across a distributed computing environment and is designed to leverage