Map service

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Map service is Esri's proprietary software format for providing feature and imagery data layers. Map services are hosted by ArcGIS Servers and can be found and made available using ArcGIS Online.

Two common variants of services are:

  • Map service
  • Feature service

An example of a Map service is the World Imagery MapServer.

These services provide data differently compared to their OGC counterparts; WMS and WFS.

In the Tygron Platform, when adding new Sources for Esri Map services and Feature services, you need to use the correct type as described on the source type section:

  • Map service: ESRI_IMAGE
  • Feature service: ESRI_JSON


Esri's Map service should not be confused with MapServer, which is an Open Source geographic data rendering engine.

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