Seth Peery , Senior GIS Architect Virginia Tech Geospatial Information Sciences. Web Mapping. FDI April 16, 2012. Objective: Understand how web maps work, what goes on behind the scenes, and how to actually deploy them in production IT environments
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Everything from here down is data
SOC/SOM (GIS Server Components) respond to requests for maps and return data or images (e.g., MapService, WMS)
ArcGIS Server doesn\'t care about anything below this point, so you can plug and play with different supported data sources... filesystem vs ArcSDE, etc.
ESRI says “Author, Publish, Use”… the details are a bit more complex!