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Difference between Feature Server and Map Server?

I have started to work with Esri maps. What is the difference between Feature Server and Map Server? (if possible with examples )
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How to move the previous marker in ArcGIS JavaScript 3.30?

I have latitude and longitude from a third party API and I would like to show the marker on map depending upon that latitude and longitude. When new data comes from the API I need to remove previous ...
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How does Esri technical support work i.e. what kind of questions does it answer? [closed]

Given the number of questions about basic/intermediary usage of Esri products on this site and in a lot of other mail lists, I became curious to know why people don't ask them to the technical support....
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Differences between Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and Power BI? [closed]

We are looking for a possibilty to show some live statistics and calculation over geodata (the developement on some retail markets ) and want to see what is suitable. I have tried Power BI and have ...
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Integrating BIM and ArcGIS? [closed]

I have a 3D building done using Revit , i have exported the file using FME extension into IFC file in order to make the integration with ArcGIS ! i didn't find the way to make this happen , the only ...
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Converting DEM into areas of “flatness”, with arbitrary fill/cut to area ratio? [closed]

I want to find areas of relative "flatness" in a DEM. How can I find flat areas? I want to find a neighbourhood of contiguous cells that have an elevation variance that is within a certain ...
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Is ArcGIS available on Ubuntu?

Is ESRI's ArcGIS platform of programs available on Ubuntu? I love open source and if I could I would love to try and migrate to this open source OS.
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options for using “identify” command with public api

Disclaimer: I'm new to GIS Goal: Create a report of how many customers we have in each senate district. Progress: I found this utility from the state of Missouri which allows me to search for an ...
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Finding obsolete/dated scripts from retired arcscripts.esri.com? [closed]

How can I find scripts/tools/add-ins which are linked from any website and reference the retired http://arcscripts.esri.com/ site? I first try looking them up in the new site, https://codesharing....
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Javascript syntax error on print map, only when feature count > 8000 (updated)

I am using arcgis jsapi v3.10, and esri/dijit/Print for my map printing. I am encountering an very weird bug where the browser return: SyntaxError: Unexpected token < at Object.b.fromJson (init....
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How can I find “UUID” in “gdb_items” ? In “gdb_items”, “UUID” values are missing

I need to find "UUID" values in "gdb_items", can I find the values via relationship with other tables? Note: I have other values in "gdb_items", all fields are fine except the "UUID" field. I just ...
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What is difference between FID and OID in ArcGIS platform?

What is the main difference between OID and FID in Esri software?
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Why is ArcGIS called that?

I know there was ArcInfo Workstation, and its earlier name of ARC/INFO which was used prior to the release of ArcGIS 8.0, but how did "Arc" come into the name? I suspect because of the arc which is ...
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Storing and managing spatial data? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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Alternative to ArcGIS Desktop for software development? [closed]

I'm looking for a free and reasonably licensed alternative to ArcGIS Desktop (or maybe just ArcGIS Server). I'm quite new to GIS, so I'll state some of the things I want to be able to do and you can ...
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Free / Open source GIS Education sources

I'm looking for free / open source GIS education sources for advanced GIS users. Specifically sources that cover programming, spatial analysis, modeling, spatial databases / data management. I use ...
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Utility Profiles — ArcGIS

I am currently working to convert our cities storm and sanitary sewers from 2D to 3D. Currently, we create profile views in CAD which means a lot of manual work anytime anything changes. We have a ...
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ArcGIS online alternatives [closed]

I am currently using ArcGIS online to create web maps and for mobile data collection; the data is stored/ created in a personal geodatabase, added to a .MXD and symbolized, etc. then pushed up to the ...
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Making simple, web based map without uploading data to 3rd party websites?

I have a lot of point data (Lat, Long) that I want to display on a map. I want the map to be accessible to other users on my network, ideally via a web browser. However, I don't want to (read will not ...
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How can I build a custom address locator?

How can I geocode internal locations of, for example, an airport terminal via a custom address locator? All I have is the footprint of the building itself. I started by drawing out the footprints ...
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Embed Esri map in MS Access Report or Form

I have forms and reports in an MS Access front-end that reference tables in an Oracle ESRI.ST_GEOMETRY back end. The forms allow users to tabularly navigate through construction project attributes in ...
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Open popup link in same window

I'm using a webmap on my page. The webmap contains layers with popups. These popups contain a link with url GET parameters (ex: www.example.com?id=123) Is there a way to force the link to open in the ...
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Options for displaying 3D data using ESRI web APIs [duplicate]

I've been looking through the documentation of the various ESRI web APIs to see if there is any support for displaying 3D data, but haven't found anything useful. Is there any support for this - or do ...
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Cannot create route from one point to another ArcGIS Android

i've been trying very hard to create a route between two points(startPoint, endPoint). But i am getting the following error: Location "Location 1" in "Stops" is unlocated. Location "Location 2" in "...
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Resources to integration with external web service at desktop level

I am using ESRI based GIS software, I looking a way to integrate ESRI solutions with external web service of other information system. For start I would like to join feature class to external tables ...
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What are technical skills that a GIS graduate should develop? [duplicate]

I am a GIS Analyst with one years experience and no idea where to begin with professional development. I'm competent with the ArcGIS platform, but I am not too familiar with its administration ...
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Extracting impervious areas (buildings, rails, pavements) from LAS dataset [closed]

How to extract impervious areas (like buildings, rails, pavements etc.) from las dataset and receive it like a raster? I tried to do it with intensity, but there are many valids with vegetation. I ...
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ESRI Web Application Developer Certification

Does anyone know if there are any sample questions available for the ESRI Web Application Developer Certification exam? ESRI has released 3 sample questions for this test: http://downloads2.esri.com/...
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Format and value of Esri Technical Certification? [closed]

Starting mid-January you will be able to register for a series of Technical Certifications from Esri and I was interested in doing this, but have not been able to find out too much information about ...
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BigTIFF support in libraries? [closed]

What is the level of support for BigTIFF in image processing libraries? GDAL supports this functionality so long as you're building against libtiff4(beta), and I would assume most open source C ...
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Is GIS industry always ruled by two options only, namely Esri products and OSGeo projects? [closed]

I always wonder, why in GIS industry there are merely two major options available. Although there are many other proprietary software products for GIS, their market share is well below ESRI products (...
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Increasing developer productivity with ArcGIS platform?

We are a small team of .NET developers. We have ample GIS experience, and none of us are new to software/database development or system administration. We have technical degrees and many years of ...
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The simplest way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products?

What it is the simplest and most straightforward way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products more or less in one go that might be present on a Windows machine? perhaps scriptable? Add/Remove ...
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Setting CQL_FILTER on WMS in ArcGIS?

Is it at all possible to use a CQL_FILTER on a WMS service in ArcGIS? Ideally we'd be able to programatically change the CQL_FILTER parameter in the WMS URL.
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How to plot latitude and longitude stored in database on ArcGIS map

I am new to ArcGIS and I have tried basic things like I created a csv file with latitude,longitude and place as data in it. I imported that file as a layer when I created a web map in ArcGIS. This ...
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GIS Analysis Services for third party DBMS [closed]

In our database environment (gemstoneDB - smalltalk) we would like use some of the core features of GIS Tools like intersecting shapes, find nearest polygons, create buffer around lines and points etc....
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Parcel Owner to see only his parcel in map application

How can i create a map where user can only see his parcel. parcel are defined has one unique ID. I have Arcgis online Server and Desktop Advanced license. the map to be published in a web application ...
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How to get boundaries of city? [closed]

is there any api to get bounds of city. What i want is i give city name and in return i get that city boundaries. I have searched google maps, arcgis and OpenStreetMap but didnt found any ...
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Setting up a GIS server or platform

Sorry for my lack of knowledge. I have been using GIS for a while but just for analysis and don't know much about the data side of the business. Recently my boss asked me to think about setting up a ...
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Simple data vs non simple data in ArcGIS

I want to enter some data in a feature class with ArcObjects. In my code I use EditSession for that, but in storing data an error returned that says I must use editsession. By researching I found that ...
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What can I do with a read-only Feature Service that I cannot do with a Map Service?

If I have a feature service with the editing capabilities disabled what can I do with it that I cannot accomplish with a regular Map Service? I can't think of a purpose for having a Feature Service ...
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Deploying ArcGIS Web App via windows IIS, domain instead of IP address [closed]

So first off, I'm a newbie at web apps. I have put together a working ArcGIS web app that is hosted on an Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2012 via IIS. The web app is working great, but I can only access it ...
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QGIS symbology to ESRI

Does anybody know how to export the layer symbology from QGIS into a format that can be used by with ESRI products? I have been successful in exporting an XML but it quotes the file type as: !DOCTYPE ...
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GIS developer blogs … recommendations? [closed]

I'm looking for recommendations for GIS blogs ... specifically GIS developer blogs. I'm less interested in the geography than in how apps are put together. I'd like to keep up with ESRI ArcGIS as ...
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How to connect SQL SSMS to ArcGIS file geodatabase

I've found this reference article talking about how to query a file geodatabase using SQL. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#/...
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Is it possible to try Esri Developer Network (EDN) without purchasing license?

Albeit using QGIS for most of my GIS tasks, I still use ArcMap for final map production. I am curious and would like to test out EDN. According to Esri the annual subscription is $1,500. I'm not sure ...
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Maintaining CAD drawings and Esri Geodatabase simultaneously?

I'm wondering if there is a best practice for maintaining both CAD and ESRI GDB sytems simultaneously? I work for my local municipality and as it is now the Eng Techs update reference drawings in CAD ...
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Do ArcGIS clients that direct-connect to postgresql/postgis databases override configuration settings?

I went in to modify some settings on a Postgresql database via the PGAdmin config editor and some of the settings don't have their default values and they are higher because they've been overridden (e....
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Future of spatial databases?

It may be a bit off-topic. I am eager to know the industry specific importance of Spatial Databases. Is Spatial Database a very important part of any GIS system? Or will we use other technologies to ...
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SAP Integration in Esri [closed]

I looking a way to integrate Esri solutions with SAP solutions. I have seen APOS http://www.apos.com/ESRIGIS/ but don't have any experience with integration betweend Esri and SAP. So then maybe ...