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I wanted to see what the best way was of calling the geometry service to carry out a Buffer operation on ArcGIS Server 10, without using the SOM. Ideally I want to consume the REST API, using a wrapper so that it was easy to call from c#.

Is the GISClient the way forward? From what I can determine, it looks like you only get stateless (and thus low footprint) access to the Mapserver and Geocode services.

I know that I could construct a call using a URL, but I wondered if there was C# API that wrapped the REST API for you.

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I've always used RestSharp ( for these kinds of tasks. – Devdatta Tengshe Mar 5 '13 at 8:58
Is using the SOAP API endpoint an option? – Kirk Kuykendall Jun 25 '13 at 13:28

Not quite sure why you would want to write something of your own when you could use the built in geometry service. Here is a sample of that in action:

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