Use map services on ArcGIS

Once you've published map services, those map services can be used in a large number of Esri and non-Esri applications.

For information on the available map services, see the Directory of maps and data.

ArcGIS 10.3

For more information on clients for ArcGIS 10.3, including Esri client applications and non-Esri client applications, see Clients for map services in the ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Server help under Publish Services > Types of services > Map services.

ArcGIS 10.2.x

For more information on clients for ArcGIS 10.2, see Clients for map services in the ArcGIS 10.2 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Publishing services > Types of services.

ArcGIS for Desktop

ArcGIS for Server content can be added to ArcMap (as well as ArcScene and ArcGlobe) as map layers.

For details, see Adding ArcGIS for Server map services in the ArcGIS 10.2 help under Desktop > Mapping > Using web maps and GIS services.

ArcGIS Explorer

Map services can be added to both 2D and 3D maps in ArcGIS Explorer. For information on how to use map services in ArcGIS Explorer, see Add GIS services in the ArcGIS Explorer help under Adding and working with data sources > Adding data sources.

ArcGIS Server Manager, ArcGIS Web APIs, web mapping apps, mobile apps, and the ArcGIS.com website

For information on using map services with ArcGIS Server Manager, ArcGIS Web APIs, web mapping apps, and mobile apps, see About creating web GIS applications in the ArcGIS 10.2 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Creating web applications.

ArcGIS 10.1

For more information on clients for ArcGIS 10.1, see Clients for map services in the ArcGIS 10.1 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Publishing services > Types of services.

ArcGIS for Desktop

ArcGIS for Server content can be added to ArcMap (as well as ArcScene and ArcGlobe) as map layers.

For details, see Adding ArcGIS for Server map services in the ArcGIS 10.1 help under Desktop > Mapping > Using web maps and GIS services.

ArcGIS Explorer

Map services can be added to both 2D and 3D maps in ArcGIS Explorer. For information on how to use map services in ArcGIS Explorer, see Add GIS services in the ArcGIS Explorer help under Adding and working with data sources > Adding data sources.

ArcGIS Server Manager, ArcGIS Web APIs, web mapping apps, mobile apps, and the ArcGIS.com website

For information on using map services with ArcGIS Server Manager, ArcGIS Web APIs, web mapping apps, and mobile apps, see About creating web GIS applications in the ArcGIS 10.1 for Server help under Services > ArcGIS for Server (Windows) > Creating web applications.