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.
It is the same and should be in this format http://<web server hostname>/arcgis/rest/services
see here: ArcGIS GeoServices REST API
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.
You are right, it sounds confusing! Don;t forget to mark the correct answer
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.
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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