I have a map service optimization question and did not seem to find an answer, hoping the community can help me!:
I have a watershed layer that I would like to publish as a map service. This data was digitized at a 1:4000 scale, which means there is an over-abundance of vertices within this file. I also want to display this data at many scales. At a very large scale (1:4000) the server would not have to process a lot of information. However, at a very small scale (something like a state-wide scale), the service would be processing a lot and the service is going to draw incredibly slow.
So my question is how to optimize the service for these two scales? The only thing I can think of is to produce a generalized version of the watershed layer that is visible at small scales (state-wide views) and switch over to using the detailed original view once I have zoomed in close.
Is this the best route? Is this the only route? Or is there generalization capabilities built into ArcServer that I am not aware of to handle Scale-dependent generalization?
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