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Although I have read the following document (http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//005300000228000000) I am still totally unsure about how to enable a gml GetFeatureInfo response from ArcGIS Server 10.0 . Is this something on the client-side that needs to be implemented or something in my GetCapabilities Document?

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If your GetCapabilities response has the following MIME type set then your client will be able to request GML.

application/vnd.ogc.gml

The GetFeatureInfo request requires the following name=value parameter pair

info_format=application/vnd.ogc.gml&

EDIT (Following comments)

As ArGIS 10 no longer supports gml out-of-the-box, one solution is to create your own XSLT template in \Styles\WMS called featureinfo_application_vnd.ogc.gml.xsl

An alternative method would be to use EXOWS

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  • I can only see the following mime types in my getCapabilities document. <GetFeatureInfo> <Format>application/vnd.esri.wms_raw_xml</Format> <Format>application/vnd.esri.wms_featureinfo_xml</Format> <Format>application/vnd.ogc.wms_xml</Format> <Format>text/xml</Format> <Format>text/html</Format> <Format>text/plain</Format> May 13 '14 at 14:46
  • My mistake, re-reading my reference (onegeology.org/wmsCookbook/5_2_3.html), ArcGIS 9.3.1 reported that it supported application/vnd.ogc.gml but in fact only supplied XML as a response. "Our latest understanding from ESRI is that application/vnd.ogc.gml will NOT be supported in 10, though you will be able to create non-geometry GML by creating a template." I see too looking at an ArcGIS 10.2 service that your experience is no oversight, application/vnd.ogc.gml is no longer supported.
    – nmtoken
    May 13 '14 at 14:59

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