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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services today are going mainstream. Corporate executives and individuals at home are demanding access to many of the same GIS capabilities previously used only by engineers, geologists, and government officials. ESRI's ArcWeb Services are at the forefront of expanding demand for interactive GIS applications. Using subscription-based Web mapping APIs, developers can integrate mapping, GIS functionality, and content into applications delivered online or on desktops, handheld computers, and other devices. Every day, ArcWeb Services serves more than 6 million mapping requests, helping companies manage commercial fleets, analyze demographic data to spot trends, map locations, and execute other requests. As the reach of GIS expands, new approaches are needed to develop Web services that are more intuitive, interactive, and visually en... (more)