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ArcGIS GIS Server capabilities and extensions

Esri offers many extensions to the base ArcGIS GIS Server included with ArcGIS Enterprise. These extensions broaden or deepen the capabilities of your server deployment.

For a discussion of what's included with ArcGIS Enterprise, including the components of a base deployment and additional licensing roles for ArcGIS Server, see What is ArcGIS Enterprise.

ArcGIS GIS Server provides fundamental mapping, analytics, and data management capabilities to your ArcGIS Enterprise deployment. You use ArcGIS GIS Server to publish services, to host layers, and to provide Living Atlas of the World content to either connected or disconnected deployments. ArcGIS GIS Server supports OGC web services and custom geoprocessing models. It's also the licensing role needed to deploy a hosting server in your base ArcGIS Enterprise deployment.

Functionality

ArcGIS GIS Server is offered in three editions. Each successive edition offers additional functionality. You must apply the same ArcGIS GIS Server license edition to each machine in your site.

  • Basic—The Basic edition of ArcGIS GIS Server includes geodatabase management and the ability to publish (but not edit) feature services for map visualization and query. You also get the geometry service and the ability to publish geodata services. This edition cannot be used as a hosting server.
  • Standard—With the Standard edition, you get everything in the Basic edition, plus all the GIS web service types offered by ArcGIS GIS Server. This allows you to enable your maps for the web, support web-based editing using feature services, and publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS Desktop Standard. Optional extensions are available for purchase. Finally, you can share maps, apps, and other geographic information with everyone in your organization through the ArcGIS Enterprise portal.
  • Advanced—With the Advanced edition, you get everything in the Standard edition, plus the ability to publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS Desktop Advanced. Additional capabilities for geostatistical models and spatial analyst tools are also included with the Advanced edition. All other extensions are optionally available for purchase.

Capabilities and extensions

Availability of capabilities and extensions depends on the ArcGIS GIS Server license edition you purchased. For example, some capabilities are provided by default with your edition. Others may be available for purchase as an extension. Information about which license edition is required to use the functionality is noted below. Extensions are not available with ArcGIS GIS Server Basic.

Capability ArcGIS GIS Server Standard ArcGIS GIS Server Advanced

Serve schematics datasets

Included

Included

Share 3D services and embed 3D analysis tools

Not available for purchase

Included

Serve geostatistical models

Not available for purchase

Included

Share/Embed Spatial Analyst tools and services

Not available for purchase

Included

ArcGIS for INSPIRE extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Network Analyst extension extension

Available for purchase

Included

ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

Serve schematics datasets

Schematics services allow you to share your collection of schematic information with people inside and outside your organization. Schematics help you do the following:

  • Automatically generate diagrams and manage physical and logical networks, such as social networks.
  • Represent any kind of network, including electric power, traffic light, delivery route, and computer networks.

Schematics are provided in ArcGIS Server as a server object extension (SOE). This allows you to publish the schematic content you create in ArcMap and expose that content on the web in client applications.

For more information, see Schematics in ArcMap and Schematics services.

Share 3D services and embed 3D analysis tools

Your GIS Server Advanced edition includes 3D data analysis and surface generation capabilities.

  • Interact with 3D data to gain insights that aren't possible in 2D. Visualize raster, vector, and lidar data for 3D feature, terrain, subsurface, and volumetric views.
  • Analyze GIS data in true 3D space with tools that perform complex surface, volumetric, and visibility analyses, including analyzing terrain, modeling subsurface and atmospheric features, and optimizing site selection.
  • Create advanced tools and models from your ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension for Desktop and use your GIS Server to share those services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.

For more information, see What is the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension?

Serve geostatistical models

Your GIS Server Advanced edition can share statistically valid prediction services for GIS modeling and visualization.

  • Use statistical models to create random training or testing data subsets that can help you identify data anomalies, explore your spatial data, and generate more precise results.
  • Examine real-world issues including atmospheric data analysis, petroleum and mining exploration, environmental analysis, precision agriculture, and fish and wildlife studies.
  • Create advanced tools and models from your ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst extension for Desktop and use your GIS Server to share those services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.

For more information, see A quick tour of the Geostatistical Analyst extension.

Share or embed Spatial Analyst tools and services

Your GIS Server Advanced edition includes advanced raster data analysis and surface generation capabilities from Spatial Analyst.

  • Spatial Analyst provides more than 150 tools and functions that you can embed in your web applications for on-the-fly analysis, including suitability modeling, distance and direction calculations, and hydrologic modeling.
  • You can create advanced tools and models for your ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension for Desktop and use your GIS Server to share those services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.

For more information, see A quick tour of the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.

ArcGIS for INSPIRE extension

ArcGIS for INSPIRE provides a powerful and modern web GIS solution to ensure INSPIRE compliance supporting data, services, and metadata.

  • ArcGIS for INSPIRE helps you meet and prepare for changes to the INSPIRE directive for sharing spatial data with the European Union in a multinational, multiagency spatial data infrastructure (SDI).
  • ArcGIS for INSPIRE extends ArcGIS to help you meet current requirements for delivering INSPIRE Discovery, View, and Download Services without complex data migrations.
  • Includes the open source Esri Geoportal Server (available on GitHub) and add-ons to catalog and index INSPIRE metadata and to serve INSPIRE Discovery services.
  • Includes an ArcGIS Desktop extension to create and maintain INSPIRE geospatial data and metadata.

For more information, see ArcGIS for INSPIRE.

ArcGIS Network Analyst extension

The ArcGIS Network Analyst extension provides advanced network data analysis capabilities via web services.

  • Deploy powerful network analysis tools, such as multipoint optimized routing; time-sensitive, turn-by-turn driving directions; service area allocation; and fastest fixed route to the closest facility.
  • Provide sophisticated network modeling capabilities to more people, including analysts, professional staff, and decision makers, regardless of their GIS knowledge or skills.
  • Create advanced tools and models from your desktop and use your GIS Server to share those services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.

For more information, see Types of network analysis layers and Network analysis services.