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Additional layers and capabilities

When sharing to ArcGIS Enterprise, you can enable additional layers and capabilities. Enabling some of these creates additional items in your portal content; others only turn on functionality available through the service. Some capabilities require a specific layer or data source to be present in your map; if the required layer or data is not present, the check box will be hidden.

When sharing to a federated server that has a server object extension (SOE) or server object interceptor (SOI), that capability is available. You must select the federated server with the SOE or SOI to see the capability listed. ArcGIS Server Manager should be used to update the order of SOI execution after the web layer has been shared.

Enabling an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) layer requires that the layers be shared publicly for the OGC layers to draw correctly.

WCS

Enabling Web Coverage Service (WCS) allows you to serve raster datasets according to the OGC WCS specification.

A WCS service returns data in a format that can be used as input for analysis and modeling. This is in contrast with the OGC Web Map Service (WMS), which only returns a picture of the data. The raster datasets made available through WCS services are referred to as coverages. These should not be confused with the vector datasets available in previous versions of ArcGIS, which were also known as coverages.

WCS services are useful if you want to make your raster datasets available online in an open, recognized way across different platforms and clients. Any client built to support the WCS 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and 2.0.1 specifications can view and work with your service.

For more information on modifying WCS properties, see Accessing WCS service properties in Manager.

WMS

Enabling Web Map Service (WMS) allows you to serve dynamic maps according to the OGC WMS specification.

WMS services are useful if you want to make your maps available online in an open, recognized way across different platforms and clients. Any client built to support the WMS specification can view and work with your service. Four versions of the WMS specification have been published so far: 1.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, and 1.3.0 (most recent).

To learn about the properties you can set, see Available WMS service properties.


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  2. WMS