Improve your data-usage with Web Services!
ODNR GIS Web Services are the core of data delivery, and mapping capabilities. An ArcGIS Server web service represents a GIS resource—such as a point/polygon/data or geodatabase connection—that is located on an ArcGIS Server and made available for user consumption. You don't need any specialized GIS software to work with a service; you can consume the service within a web browser or custom application. However, ArcGIS applications, such as ArcMap and ArcGlobe, can also act as clients to GIS services. When you work with a service hosted by ArcGIS Server, you have, in most cases, the same level of access to the resource that you would have if the resource were located on your machine. A map service, for example, allows client applications to access the contents of a map on the server in much the same way that they would if the map was stored locally.
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