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How to consume a map service in web applications

To use a map service that is available on our server you may first want to see what services are available:

At the top level is the list of folders where the services are stored.  Click on a service name to see a list of Map Layers that makeup that service.

When you click on a service the link is the Rest endpoint. 

Example: is an end point for the Marin Basemap map service.

Click on a map layer to get detailed information on the fields in that layer and some of the cartographic settings that is configured in the Layer.

Secured services are limited to MarinMap members and named individuals (requires a password to connect).

Some Map services are available using the Open Source standards:
Open Source Map Services WMS

How to connect to ArcGIS map services in ArcCatalog or ArcMap

 This is information is for users of ESRI desktop tools ArcMap and ArcCatalog.

  1. Double-click the ArcGIS servers folder in the catalog tree and double-click Add ArcGIS Server.
  2. Click use GIS service.
  3. Click on Internet,
  4. Type the name of the ArcGIS Server or URL of the ArcGIS server to which you want to connect.
    In this case:
  5. If required, type in your user name and password for accessing the server, then uncheck save name/password if you don't want this information saved with the connection.
  6. Click finish.
  7. If you want to rename the ArcGIS server, right-click the ArcGIS server name, click rename, then enter a new name.
  8. User name and password is required for accessing secure map services.  Email MarinMap

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