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ArcGIS Image Server 10.0 Developer Kit

Published: December 29, 2011


The ArcGIS Image Server Developer Kit provides the documentation and samples for developers to extend the system, integrate it with other applications, automate workflows, and more. This developer kit is compatible with ArcGIS Image Server 10.0.


ArcGIS Image Server is designed to be open, enabling developers to expand its functionality and integrate it with their applications. The core structures that ArcGIS Image Server uses are a combination of Extensible Markup Language (XML) and simple tables stored as shapefiles. The Service Editor component provides a graphic user interface (GUI) that enables you to create services from the most common types of rasters. The application programming interfaces (APIs) predominantly work by creating and passing XML structures between the different system components. Many of the interfaces are also controlled by XML-based forms that are interpreted at run time and can be modified as required.

The ArcGIS Image Server Developer Kit is installed as a comprehensive help document that links to installed code examples and other information sources. You can access the Developer Help from the Image Server menu on the Start menu; from Image Server, point to Help and click Developer Guide. The developer kit also installs all the components that can be used to automate ArcGIS Image Server, such as ISCommands.


The ArcGIS Image Server Developer Kit can be installed on its own; however, a licensed server must be available to run the ISCommands.

When developing within any of the categories listed above, the components of ArcGIS Image Server, such as the Service Editor, will be required depending on what is developed. In each case, see the System requirements for ArcGIS Image Server.


  1. Download the ArcGIS Image Server 10.0 Developer Kit and unzip it.
  2. Double-click the Setup.msi Windows installer package to open the ArcGIS Image Server Developer Kit Setup Wizard.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click, I accept the license agreement.
  5. Click Next. By default, it is installed into C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Image Server\Developer Kit\.
  6. Click Next to continue.
  7. Once the developer kit is installed, click Finish to exit the installation.

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