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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. The Schematics capability is included, with several other extensions 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.

CapabilityArcGIS 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 Data Interoperability extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS for INSPIRE extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Maritime extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Network Analyst extension

Available for purchase

Included

ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) extension—also see ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension

Not available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Production Mapping extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Roads and Highways extension

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing extension

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 Data Interoperability extension

Use the ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension to share map and geoprocessing services that take advantage of almost any data format or data model.

  • Combine multiple data sources and author spatial extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities in applications.
  • Directly read and write nonstandard data formats and create geometry or attribute transformations to support complex modeling. Add support for more than 385 data formats—including CAD, OGC, XML, JSON, RSS, DBMS, and CSV—with no coding.
  • Author your maps or Spatial ETL tools using ArcGIS Data Interoperability extension for Desktop and use ArcGIS Data Interoperability 10.8.1 for Server to publish format support or Spatial ETL capabilities within your applications.

For more information, see What is the Data Interoperability extension?

ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension

The ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension gives you the ability to provide data quality workflows through web and mobile client applications.

  • Leverage web services to extend data quality control workflows across your entire organization.
  • Reduce risks to decision making by automatically detecting data that does not meet data quality requirements.
  • Improve the quality of already published web services by deploying easy-to-use tools for collecting and managing data quality feedback from customers.
  • Track and report the quality of your data in new ways and across multiple reporting platforms.

For more information, see What is ArcGIS Data Reviewer Server?.

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 Maritime extension

ArcGIS Maritime allows you to publish and serve Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and other S-57 products such as Additional Military Layer (AML), Inland Electronic Navigational Charts (IENC), and encrypted ENCs (S-63) over the web.

  • Access S-57 datasets anywhere for visualization and analysis, including from a web browser, mobile device, or GIS application, such as ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, or any OGC-compliant web application.
  • Zoom to specific products, or simultaneously visualize entire catalogs of ENCs, nationally or regionally.
  • Interactively query or identify data to find specific features such as navigation aids or places.
  • Modify the color scheme, symbolization, and safety contour values of features of standard S-52 symbology used (for a familiar look and feel).
  • Combine with other geospatial information for analysis or to create elaborate interactive maps.
  • Query, render, and serve S-63 encrypted ENCs over WMS services or the ArcGIS Server REST interface.

Use in conjunction with ArcGIS Maritime for Desktop for managing your charting data and production workflows and ArcGIS Bathymetry for Desktop to manage your bathymetric data. See also Maritime Server for more information.

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.

ArcGIS Workflow Manager extension

ArcGIS Workflow Manager allows you to organize, centralize, and standardize project workflows using web services.

  • Standardize all work-related information to maintain consistency across your organization.
  • Create and assign workflows to appropriate resources in multiuser geodatabase environments.
  • Improve user productivity and save time through automated tasks while tracking staffing, time schedules, and more.
  • Create and deliver project workflows in ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Desktop and use your GIS Server to share those services to desktop, mobile, and web applications.

The Classic version of ArcGIS Workflow Manager is still supported, but it's recommended you use the redesigned ArcGIS Workflow Manager Server.

ArcGIS Defense Mapping extension

ArcGIS Defense Mapping delivers a dynamic, self-service online map production experience to anyone with the appropriate credentials inside or outside your organization.

  • Standardize database-driven defense cartographic production and high-quality layouts.
  • Access real-time vector cartography.
  • Create fit-for-use maps that are based on defense standards.
  • Enable advanced custom print and export services.
  • Use with Defense Mapping Desktop to create and streamline delivery of GIS data and map production tasks and products.

For more information, see A quick tour of ArcGIS Defense Mapping.

ArcGIS Production Mapping extension

ArcGIS Production Mapping provides consistency across operations by storing business rules, workflows, map documents, and other production information in a centralized location.

  • Deliver dynamic, self-service online map production to anyone in your organization.
  • Standardize database-driven cartographic production and high-quality layouts.
  • Boost efficiency with self-service mapping that allows you to build cartographic rules, templates, and workflows.
  • Use with Production Mapping Desktop to create and streamline delivery of GIS data and map production tasks and products.
  • Use with Product on Demand (POD) (available on GitHub) to produce high-end map graphic outputs and share map products with high cartographic accuracy over the web.

For more information, see What is ArcGIS Production Mapping?

ArcGIS Roads and Highways extension

ArcGIS Roads and Highways Server extends the existing ArcGIS Server map service with an additional REST service capability for linear referencing.

  • Publish your Roads and Highways LRS Networks and registered event layers as map services.
  • Translate (Locate) routes and measures to coordinates or polylines and translate coordinate locations to routes and measures.
  • Validate route or measure values.
  • Convert measures from one LRM to another.
  • Use the linear referencing capability with Event Editor, a web application that can be configured against event data published in ArcGIS Roads and Highways Server.
  • Add and edit your routes using ArcGIS Roads and Highways Desktop and then perform multilayer, transactional event editing, with support for overlap retirement and coincident event merging using the Roadway Characteristics Editor.

In addition, you can extend the capabilities of ArcGIS Roads and Highways with Roadway Reporter, a web application that allows you to create road segment, road mileage, and road log reports from a mapcentric user experience.

For more information, see ArcGIS Roads and Highways Server.

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing extension

ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing Server extends the existing ArcGIS Server map service with an additional REST service capability for linear referencing in pipeline organizations.

  • Publish your LRS Networks and registered event layers as map services.
  • Translate (Locate) routes and measures to coordinates or polylines and translate coordinate locations to routes and measures.
  • Validate route or measure values.
  • Convert measures from one LRM to another.
  • Use the linear referencing capability with Event Editor, a web application that can be configured against event data published in Pipeline Referencing for Server.
  • Add and edit your routes using ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing in ArcGIS Pro and then perform multilayer, transactional event editing, with support for overlap retirement and coincident event merging using Event Editor.

For more information, see ArcGIS Pipeline Referencing Server.