VCGI periodically assesses its suite of Web Map Services to determine if modifications are needed. We analyze usage statistics to identify "low-use" and "high-use" services, and then target adjustments accordingly. These adjustments include a range of things such as configuration changes to improve service performance OR adjustments to low-use services to reduce their standing load on the server. In some cases we may choose to retire services.
So what is changing? Based on our most recent assessment (7/21/2017) VCGI will be making the following changes to our suite of Web Map Services. The services designated for "retirement" will be supported for the next 90 days (retired on 10/31/2017). Services designated for "replacement" will also be supported for the next 90 days, but user should begin migrating their applications over to the replacement services as-soon-as-possible. All services noted in this notice are available via this REST endpoint (http://maps.vcgi.vermont.gov/arcgis/rest/services/EGC_services).
Some Low-Use Services to be Retired on 10/31/2017
EGC_services/MAP_VCGI_ALLIMAGERY_SP_NOCACHE_v3 (are being replaced by new services noted below)
EGC_services/MAP_VCGI_ALLIMAGERY_WM_NOCACHE_v3 (are being replaced by new services noted below)
Some High-Use Services to be Replaced on 10/31/2017 (replacement services are already available for porting)
EGC_services/MAP_VCGI_ALLIMAGERY_SP_NOCACHE_v3 will be retired and replaced by the following (note: the original service layer IDs have been kept the same)
EGC_services/MAP_VCGI_ALLIMAGERY_WM_NOCACHE_v3 will be retired and replaced by the following (note: the original service layer IDs have been kept the same)
Life Cycle Policy
All of this and more can be found in VCGI's ArcGIS Server Life Cycle Policy.
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