stevebt

Can't Include a Basemap Service in another Service--Not Supported

Discussion created by stevebt on May 8, 2013
Latest reply on May 10, 2013 by JQuinn-esristaff
I'm trying to create a map service with points on a nice basemap (like ArcGIS Online's World Topo).  When I analyze the MXD, I get error "Layer Type Not Supported".

Any suggestions on how to put a basemap service inside another service?

Why do I need to do this?  I want to use the REST service "Export Map" operation to create a URL that calls a JPEG map for use in a web page.  I need my points and a background in this JPEG which has a URL of the form:
SERVERname/arcgis/rest/services/Test/MapServer/export?bbox=-10.834349864539245%2C12.61618408778323%2C-3.362842306232165%2C14.74580168800133&bboxSR=&layers=&layerdefs=&size=&imageSR=&format=jpg&transparent=false&dpi=&time=&layerTimeOptions=&f=image

My sucky workaround was to make a background from the ArcGIS DVD data and Maps and add it to the MXD/SD...but it's not nearly as good as the World Street map and Topo services.

Another thought was to put 9GB worth of cached ESRI data on my server (see http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/data-maps-server/10.1/index.html#/Overview/00v90000000z000000/), but that might not help me either.

Thanks!

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