ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online - Questions, Answers, and Resources

ArcGIS Server Services

  • Should we use fewer Services with more layers or more services with fewer layers?
    • From an application performance perspective.
    • From a server demand perspective.
      Is server demand currently an issue?
  • Should we use dedicated services with everything an application needs or general services that can be used by many applications or both?
  • How many services are too many and is that likely to be an actual problem for us in the foreseeable future?
  • Is there any advantage to separating the services that run our applications from services we are sharing?
  • What data are we, and should we be, sharing through services?
  • What can we do to increase the efficiency of our services?
  • What kind monitoring can we set up?
  • What testing can we do?
  • Should we move some of our data and services to the State server or ArcGIS Online?



ArcGIS Server Caching

  • How are our current caches set up?
  • What is being cached?
  • How will they be used?
  • What else do we want to cache?
  • For what layers do we want to build caches and for what do we cache dynamically?
  • Can we do a combination of predefined caching?
    i.e.  Build a cache to a certain scale then cache dynamically beyond that.  Or, cache the most likely layer combinations and dynamically cash the less likely combinations.
  • Does it make sense to cache small simple layers like IDFG Regions beyond the most general zoom levels?
  • How many and how large cached services can we support?


ArcGIS Online

  • What do we have on there now?
  • Where do the data, services, application code actually reside?
  • What are we likely to use it for in the future?
  • Who will be the “Named Users”?
  • How many named users do we want to license?
  • Should we move some of our data and services to the State server or ArcGIS Online?
  • Do we want to upload data, create services, build caches, now while it’s free? Will they delete everything and make us start over.