Using Arcpy.mapping and ArcGIS Server Admin API to automate services
Track: ArcGIS Server for Developers
Authors: Steve Goldman
Our BIOS web mapping application hosts over 1,000 natural resources datasets, and more are added every week. In building it using ArcGIS Server, we had to distribute the datasets into a set of map services to ensure performance. We needed a way to automate the creation and management of those services as new datasets were added and updated.
We used arcpy.mapping, individual dataset lyr files, and the Admin API to automate the MXD creation, publishing, and management of 50+ map services.