ArcGIS for Server Features Overview

Deliver GIS Services

Your ArcGIS for Server site is a GIS services power plant for your enterprise. You get centralized management of all your services for mapping, imagery, globes, geocoding, geodata management, and more. And you can deliver powerful GIS functionality, such as web editing, network analysis, and schematics, as well as modeling, statistical, and other geo-analytic tools.


Deliver GIS Services
Respond to the Demand for Maps and GIS Tools

Respond to the Demand for Maps and GIS Tools

ArcGIS for Server’s IT friendly architecture lets you quickly scale your GIS system to accommodate spikes in demand, as well as grow your capacity along with your customer base.You can add and remove GIS servers as needed within your own infrastructure, in virtualized environments, and in the cloud. 

Harness Real Time Sensor Data

ArcGIS for Server (with the GeoEvent Processor for ArcGIS extension) can incorporate real time data into your GIS applications. It can connect to common sensors and feeds, such as in-vehicle GPS devices, mobile devices, and social media providers and includes an exceptional set of real time filters and analytical capabilities. You gain the unique capability to efficiently detect and respond to the most important events, locations, and thresholds for your operations.


Harness Real Time Sensor Data
Content Management

Map Centric Content Management

ArcGIS for Server (with the Portal for ArcGIS extension) gives you a customizable website in your own IT infrastructure. Portal extends the reach of your GIS web services by providing a front end that offers integrated map viewers and map-making tools, and search and discovery of your GIS resources.

Power Applications with GIS Capabilities

The services you create and manage with ArcGIS for Server can be integrated with your enterprise applications—giving the end-user the power of GIS in a single click. Developers have access to comprehensive web mapping APIs and mobile runtime SDKs that can be used to create amazing mapping applications or integrate maps and GIS capabilities into existing web, mobile and desktop apps.  

Power Applications with GIS Capabilities
Start Using GIS Services Right Away, No Programming Necessary

Start Using GIS Services Right Away, No Programming Necessary

Your GIS services work with a variety of free, configurable apps, including

Manage Enterprise Geodatabases

You can create and manage a central spatial information repository using relational database management systems, including 

  • IBM® DB2® and IBM Informix® Dynamic Server 
  • Microsoft® SQL Server®, Microsoft SQL Server Express, and Microsoft SQL Azure® 
  • Netezza 
  • Oracle® 
  • PostgreSQL 
Manage Enterprise Geodatabases
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