I have published a shapefile on ArcGIS Server, now want to add it to map. I used feature layer to add it to map but it does not display. Here is my code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/esri/css/esri.css">
<script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.20/"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false"></script>
html, body, #map {
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  height: 100%;
  width: 100%;

  ) {

    var map = new Map("map", {
      basemap: "hybrid",
      center: [69.3451, 30.3753],

     * Add feature layer - A FeatureLayer at minimum should point
     * to a URL to a feature service or point to a feature collection 
     * object.

    var featureLayer = new FeatureLayer("url");


  <div id="map"></div>

But the problem is my shapefile is in WGS 1984 and the Esri map projection is Web Mercator. Is this the problem? I have tried to display with dynamic layer but same result. My shapefile is not showing in any case.

  • Have you tried publishing the shapefile in the desired projection? It's far less efficient, but not impossibly so.
    – Vince
    Apr 9, 2017 at 15:17

1 Answer 1


You have a simple fix: In my case I copied/pasted your code, set the URL to an internal service that I knew worked. Then I noticed you defined your URL as a string not a variable. So I commented it out and showed a working example. Good Luck...

    var url = "http://gis02:81/arcgis/rest/services/CIDataTest/FeatureServer/0"

var featureLayer = new FeatureLayer(url);  //<<url is a variable
 //var featureLayer = new FeatureLayer("url");  //<< url is a String
  • shouldnt they both work?
    – ziggy
    Apr 10, 2017 at 12:39
  • No the string is just the letters url, the variable has the url http://... as it's value, you want the variable so it knows were the service is.. Apr 10, 2017 at 12:41
  • Add this to your example and you will see it's not a projection issue as the Tree data is in PA state plane, var url = "maps.allentownpa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/ParksMemorialTrees/…" var featureLayer = new FeatureLayer(url); //var featureLayer = new FeatureLayer("url"); Apr 10, 2017 at 12:53
  • thanks yes i have solved the problem .i was giving string not a variable Apr 11, 2017 at 4:56

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