ryan.clark

Terms of Use for http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services

Discussion created by ryan.clark on Jul 11, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 31, 2013 by ryan.clark
I'm looking for a clear answer to the question:

Is it in violation of any Terms of Service for me to access the image cache for services at http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services if

  • I do not pay for any services or software from ESRI,

  • I use a non-ESRI API to access those images (i.e. Leaflet or OpenLayers),

  • I do not "scrape" the service or cache tiles for offline use, and

  • I properly attribute the map with the "Copyright Text" exposed by the ESRI data service?

If such use is in violation of the TOS, would wrapping ESRI JavaScript API calls under other APIs also violate TOS? In that case the data access would be through an ESRI API, but the visualization would utilize another API.

If either or both uses are against TOS, can someone show me where I can find the TOS?
http://www.esri.com/legal is difficult to navigate without being a lawyer, and a document that I was once pointed to no longer exists.

Thanks!
Ryan

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