ArcGIS GeoServices REST API

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08-29-2014 07:01 AM
PeggyCorey
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Can anyone please tell me... is the "ArcGIS GeoServices REST API"  the same thing as the "ArcGIS REST API"? 

I'm having a hard time finding examples of the former.   

Thanks!

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TimWitt2
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It is the same and should be in this format http://<web server hostname>/arcgis/rest/services

see here: ArcGIS GeoServices REST API

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TimWitt2
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It is the same and should be in this format http://<web server hostname>/arcgis/rest/services

see here: ArcGIS GeoServices REST API

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PeggyCorey
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Great, thanks for the reply.

Apparently this is a case of ESRI calling it one thing, then changing the name of it later.  This makes it hard for newbies like me to follow.

Thanks again!

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TimWitt2
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You are right, it sounds confusing! Don;t forget to mark the correct answer

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LarsSchmitz
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You might also come across the following link to the GeoServices REST Specification: GeoServices  This was an attempt from Esri to standardize the geoservices services. The specifications unfortunately never found their way into the set of OGC specs.

LarsSchmitz
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Conceptually, the REST API is twofold: consumption of data and geoservices on the one side and administration of users, services, data etc. on the other.

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