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How To: Improve performance for a map service on ArcGIS Server

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to improve performance for a map service on ArcGIS Server.

Procedure

Ensure that the MXD has the following set by following the steps below:

  1. Scale dependency on layers and labels.
  2. Remove unnecessary layers or data frames.
  3. Use annotation instead of labels.
  4. Avoid complex symbology and label effects.
  5. Use the ESRI_Optimized style set for defining simple line and fill symbols. ESRI_Optimized style sets are designed for faster drawing.
  6. Use a map cache to improve rendering performance.

    See the ArcGIS Online Documentation in Related Information for further information on these topics.

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