Synchronize ArcGIS.com map service descriptions with their source map services

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12-31-2010 09:25 AM
Status: Open
GregBonynge
Occasional Contributor

It'd be incredibly useful if ArcGIS.com contributors were given the option to automatically synchronize the descriptions of their ArcGIS.com-published map services with the descriptions associated with their respective ArcGIS Server map services.

Right now if I were to make a change to the map document properties associated with the source MXD for any given ArcGIS Server map service, save the MXD, then refresh the service and clear the REST cache, the updated description is updated automatically via my ArcGIS Server array's REST interface.  However in order to institute the same edit to the map service's ArcGIS.com record, my choices currently seem to be either to 1) delete and re-add the record to ArcGIS.com, or 2) go in and manually edit the description ArcGIS.com record.  Granted this process is not very time-consuming as it stands now, but it'd help further streamline the process of keeping ArcGIS.com records up-to-date.