[ESRI software] In ArcGIS Explorer and ArcGIS Server, a user interface combined with a particular piece of GIS functionality in a format that can be easily added to applications. Tasks make it easy for the end user of an application to perform common functions, such as querying, editing, or geoprocessing. In many cases, tasks also facilitate a developer’s job because they can be added to an application without requiring any code to be written.

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