How To: Create a Web site using the ArcIMS Manager Applications: Author, Administrator and Designer
Instructions provided describe how to create a Java Viewer based Web site using the ArcIMS Manager applications: Author, Administrator and Designer.
For more detailed information on the applications see the ArcIMS documentation.
Follow the instructions below for each type of manager application. Author creates a map configuration file (.axl), Administrator starts a map service and Designer creates the Web site. The results can then be viewed in a Web browser.
For more detailed information please see the Related Information section below.
A. To start ArcIMS Author navigate to Start > Program > ArcGIS > ArcIMS > Author and select the Add data button. Navigate to <ArcIMS Installation directory>\Samples\TutorialData and select a couple of shapefiles.
B. Click on the Add button to add the data. On the Legend tab verify the checkboxes are checked.
C. Save the file as basic.axl to the default working directory; for example, <drive>:\ArcIMS\axl.
A. Start Administrator and in the left panel click on Services.
B. In the Menu, select Service > New. As the name type 'basic', navigate to the basic.axl file and select ImageServer. Click OK.
To save this configuration, click the Save button in Administrator before the next Step.
A. In Administrator, from the Tools menu start Designer.
Designer can also be launched from Start > Programs > ArcGIS > ArcIMS > Designer.
B. Type a name for the Web site, then click Next.
C. Select the service 'basic' and click the right arrow. Click Next.
D. Select the Java Standard template, click Next.
E. Click 'Create Web Site' and Exit. Verify Exit by selecting Yes.
- WEB BROWSER:
A. Start Internet Explorer and type http://<ArcIMS_server_name>/website and cick the enter key.
B. Click on the Web site folder 'basic'. The viewer should load in the browser.