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									Introduction to ArcGIS Server

Two days


ArcGIS Server provides a complete server-based GIS system that supports the use of
centrally managed spatial data for mapping and analysis. This course introduces ArcGIS
Server and teaches how to install, configure, and use the product as administrators and
consumers of GIS services. Students learn how to publish maps, globes, and
geoprocessing models that are optimized for performance. Students also create out-of-
the-box Web applications using Manager and learn how to use GIS services in both Web
applications and ArcGIS Explorer.


This course is designed for those new to ArcGIS Server who want to learn about its
architecture, capabilities, and client applications. This course provides foundational
ArcGIS Server knowledge and skills and is a prerequisite for the Developing Applications
with ArcGIS Server Using the Microsoft .NET Framework course.

Prerequisites and Recommendations

Students should have completed ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality or have
equivalent knowledge.


o       Understand the client and server components of the ArcGIS Server architecture.
o       Describe the types of services available and the options related to each.
o       Publish GIS services.
o       Publish and use geoprocessing tasks.
o       Publish a geodata service for data replication and extraction.
o       Access services using a variety of clients (ArcMap, ArcGIS Explorer, and Web
o       Build Web mapping applications that use GIS services.
o       Administer and optimize GIS services.
Topics Covered

ArcGIS Server overview: ArcGIS Server components; Authoring content for GIS services;
Publishing GIS services; Creating Web mapping applications to use map services; Using
Web mapping applications in various clients; Administering ArcGIS Server using
ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Server Manager; Ensuring data access for ArcGIS Server.

Map and image services: Map service capabilities; Authoring considerations to optimize
performance; Enabling capabilities for interoperability; Using ArcGIS Online services.

Caching map services: Improving performance with caches; Developing a caching
strategy; Generating and maintaining map service caches.

Globe and 3D services: Publishing KML-enabled map services; Authoring content for
globe services using ArcGlobe; Caching globe services; Using globe services in ArcGIS

Geoprocessing services: Considerations when authoring models for geoprocessing
services; Using geoprocessing tasks in Web mapping applications, ArcGIS Explorer, and

Geodata services: Providing Web access to data; Data extraction and replication;
Geodata service workflows.

Editing in Web mapping applications: Authoring content for editable map services;
Publishing map services for editing; Configuring the Editing task for Web mapping
applications; Using the Editing task.

Customizing ArcGIS Server applications: Making simple customizations to Web mapping
applications; Configuring an ArcGIS Explorer home server; Creating mobile applications;
Resources for developers; Using ArcGIS JavaScript APIs.

Administration and optimization: Installing ArcGIS Server; Post installation; Local access
to the server; Data access for the server; Options for scaling your ArcGIS Server system;
Course Outline:

ArcGIS Server overview

o     Enabling Web GIS with ArcGIS Server
o     Three simple steps to GIS on the Web
o     Authoring GIS content
o     Publishing GIS services
o     ArcGIS Server Manager
o     GIS services for visualization
o     GIS services for geographic analysis
o     GIS services for data access
o     Using GIS services
o     Creating Web mapping applications
o     Properties of a Web mapping application
o     Overview of the ArcGIS Server system
o     Data access for the GIS server
o     Data access for the SOC account
o     Granting permissions to the SOC account

Working with map and image services

o     Authoring map service content
o     Simplifying the map
o     Optimizing symbology
o     Map document content
o     Map service functionality
o     Defining map service capabilities
o     Interoperability: WMS capability
o     Interoperability: WFS & WCS capabilities
o     Image services
o     Image service capabilities
o     Using online content
o     Availability of ArcGIS Online services
o     Accessing ArcGIS Online
Caching map services

o     What is a map service cache?
o     Advantages of map caching
o     Caching improves performance
o     The caching process
o     Developing a caching strategy
o     Combining cached services
o     Defining a tiling scheme
o     Choosing scales
o     Evaluating your resources
o     Using a cache in various clients
o     Using a cache in ArcGIS Desktop
o     Choosing the type of cache
o     Determining cache extent
o     Generating the tiles
o     Authoring your map
o     Testing with a pilot project
o     Keeping your cache current

Working with 3D map and globe services

o     Option 1: Map services
o     Steps for creating a 3D map service
o     Authoring 3D layers in ArcGlobe
o     Adding 3D layers to ArcMap
o     Publishing map services with KML capability
o     Creating a Network Link Document
o     Using KML enabled map services
o     Locating KML enabled map services
o     Option 2: Globe services
o     What can you do with a globe service?
o     Using a globe service
o     Caching a globe service
o     Creating a globe service cache
o     Summary of 3D services
Geoprocessing using ArcGIS Server

o     Geographic analysis over the Web
o     Three steps to Web GIS functionality
o     Authoring a geoprocessing service
o     Commonly used input data types
o     Defining schema and symbology
o     Publishing options
o     Tool layers
o     Choosing a publishing method
o     GIS server Jobs directory
o     Geoprocessing service properties
o     Asynchronous execution
o     Synchronous execution
o     Using geoprocessing services

Accessing data with geodata services
o     What are geodata services?
o     Resource: Geodatabase
o     Resource: Map document containing geodata
o     Geodata service functionality
o     Geodatabase replication
o     Versioning basics
o     Replica types
o     Checkout/check-in replication example
o     One-way replication example
o     Two-way replication example
o     Source geodatabase requirements
o     Using geodata services
o     Creating a child replica
o     Extracting data from a geodata service
o     Considerations when using geodata services
Editing in a Web mapping application

o     Editing in Web mapping applications
o     Creating a Web mapping application for editing
o     Preparing a map for editing
o     Pooled and non-pooled GIS services
o     Choosing the pooling type
o     Creating an editing application with Manager
o     Local connection to GIS server
o     Configuring the Editing task
o     Editing in a Web mapping application

Customizing ArcGIS Server client applications

o     Customizing ArcGIS Server applications
o     ArcGIS Explorer
o     ArcGIS Explorer Resource Center
o     Configuring an ArcGIS Explorer home server
o     ArcGIS Explorer home files
o     Custom tasks in ArcGIS Explorer
o     Centrally managing ArcGIS Explorer tasks
o     Customizing ArcGIS Server applications
o     Customizing Web mapping application
o     Simple options for non-programmers
o     Mobile GIS applications
o     ESRI Developer Network
o     Resource Center for ArcGIS Server
o     Customizing ArcGIS Server applications
o     What are ArcGIS JavaScript APIs?
o     Comparing ArcGIS JavaScript APIs
o     Using the ArcGIS Services Directory
Administering ArcGIS Server

o     Getting started with ArcGIS Server
o     Installing ArcGIS Server software
o     Review: GIS server components
o     SOM (Server Object Manager)
o     SOC (Server Object Container)
o     ArcGIS Server post installation
o     Specifying required ArcGIS Server accounts
o     ArcGIS Server accounts
o     More about post installation
o     Security: Set up local access to ArcGIS Server
o     Enabling data access for the GIS server
o     Performance and scalability
o     Adding host machines with Manager
o     Troubleshooting server performance
o     Troubleshooting using server log files
o     ArcGIS Server administration resources

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