Esri client applications
The Esri client applications that can use map service capabilities are described below.
You can use Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Enterprise to view and work with the GIS content you make available.
If your ArcGIS Server site is federated with an ArcGIS Enterprise portal, all map services you publish from ArcGIS Pro are automatically shared to the portal.
If you have a stand-alone ArcGIS Server site, you can use map services in an ArcGIS Enterprise portal by adding them as external services. See Connect to secured services for more information.
You can use Map Viewer and Map Viewer Classic in ArcGIS Online to build and share web maps and apps that work with the map services hosted on your ArcGIS Server site. You can also use the available basemaps, data, and applications—such as preconfigured templates or ArcGIS Web AppBuilder—to share your content. Learn more about creating content.
ArcGIS Pro users can share web maps, powered by ArcGIS Server map services, directly to the portal.
ArcGIS for Office
ArcGIS for Office provides mapping capabilities in Microsoft Office through a Microsoft add-in. You can use this add-in with Microsoft Office components to create maps that reference, display, and interact with map services residing on your GIS Server. You can download ArcGIS for Office from the Esri website.
ArcGIS for SharePoint
ArcGIS for SharePoint offers interactive and configurable mapping components that can give you a geospatial view of your organization's data. ArcGIS for SharePoint includes a Web Map Part component that allows you to reference, display, and interact with map services residing on your GIS server.
For more information, see the introduction to ArcGIS for SharePoint.
ArcGIS Earth allows you to explore terrains, oceans, and mountains anywhere in the world, visualizing your data in 3D on the globe. ArcGIS Earth works with a variety of 2D and 3D map data formats to display data, create sketches, measure distances and areas, and add annotations to tell your story.
ArcGIS Explorer allows everyone in your organization find, analyze, and share map services on their devices. You can visualize data, search for places and features on your maps, sketch on the maps to highlight important features, share maps with other ArcGIS Explorer users, and tell stories with interactive map presentations.
ArcGIS Maps SDKs
Developers use ArcGIS Maps SDK to build and deploy native apps to a variety of popular platforms and devices. See the ArcGIS for Developers site for details.
Third-party client applications
The following third-party clients can use map service capabilities:
- Google Earth (as KML)
- Web Coverage Service client applications (as OGC WCS)
- Web Feature Service client applications (as OGC WFS)
- Web Map Service client applications (as OGC WMS)
- Web Map Tile Service client applications (as OGC WMTS)
- Web Processing Service client applications (as OGC WPS)
- AutoCAD (as an ArcGIS for AutoCAD plug-in application)