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This resource provides access to the metadata authored for the service. The default response format is always XML.

New in 10.6.1

  • For feature and map services published using ArcGIS Pro (2.2 or later) layer / table resource on services support the metadata resource. Check the hasMetadata flag on a layer / table resource to determine if that layer / table supports the metadata resource.
  • The metadata resource supports two new parameters: format and output.
    • Use format to specify metadata style.
    • User output to specify the response format.

Request parameters


Specifies metadata style. The default is item description metadata style.

Values: fgdc | iso19139


Specifies the response format. If output is specified, format must be specified. It defaults to XML.

Values: html

Example usage

Example: Return metadata for a map service: