Intelligent Maps Checklist: Map Services

Have you ever made a checklist for yourself to ensure that your map service is not missing anything? No? Good news, we’ve done that for you. Feel free to use the checklist below, at least as a starting place.

General Checks:

Basic Map Checks:

Layer Checks:

Attribute Checks:

Performance Checks:

Service Checks:

In Your .MXD File:

Map Document Properties:

Data Frame Properties:

Group Layer Properties:

Layer Properties:

Attributes that need indexing:

Have you asked the application developer which fields their app uses, even if only in the pop-up? These are all fields that need to be indexed:

In ArcCatalog:

Also available as a PDF. Other Intelligent Maps Checklists are available for Web Maps and Thematic Image Services.

About the author

(she/her/hers) Diana loves working with data. She has over 15 years experience as a practitioner of demography, sociology, economics, policy analysis, and GIS. Diana holds a BA in quantitative economics and an MA in applied demography. She is a senior GIS engineer on ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World's Policy Maps team. Diana enjoys strong coffee and clean datasets, usually simultaneously.

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