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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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Converting ArcGIS Server JSON to GeoJSON?

I'm creating a web map using Leaflet, and I want to be able to grab feature layers from our ArcServer. I have successfully been able to retrieve a feature class as JSON, but Esri's JSON objects don't ...
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Download Dataset From ArcGIS REST Service

Looking at this information page for a dataset hosted on esri.com: http://fema-services2.esri.com/arcgis/rest/services/2012_Sandy/ImageCat_NLT/MapServer/layers Trying to figure out how I can get ...
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Is ArcSDE no longer needed at ArcGIS 10.1?

Through my frustration of not finding the post-installation wizard with ArcSDE 10.1 and being unsuccessful with the command line tool to start an SDE service on our SDE databases, I found I was able ...
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ArcGIS REST vs. SOAP API

When is it appropriate to use the ArcGIS Server REST API vs. the SOAP API and vice-versa? What do you see as the advantages of one over the other? For example, the SOAP service can be consumed as a ...
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How can I implement ESRI REST API?

ESRI announced that they are releasing the ArcGIS REST API as open technology. I've got an ISP running Sql Server 2008 with IIS7. Does anyone know of a good walk through showing how I can write C# ...
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Comparing Google Earth Enterprise to ArcGIS for Server and GeoServer? [closed]

I'm working on a web app that includes mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). We're starting to outgrow the limitations of Google's free stuff, and ...
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How do I get started with GIS Servers on Amazon EC2?

Are there any tutorials, talks or presentations that discuss the use of EC2 or other cloud computing services to host GIS Servers? Has anyone had any experience in doing it with Amazon's EC2? How hard ...
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Which is correct projection in ArcGIS Server for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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How to speed-up Dynamic Map services?

I am working on a ESRI Flex based application that will display data from a Dynamic Map Service. It need to be Dynamic, since the end user should have the option to turn on & off layers. This is ...
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Open source alternative to ArcGIS geoprocessing service concept?

I am searching for any examples of implementing a logic that Esri has built with geoprocessing services. You author a custom tool or it can be a system tool >> you publish it exposing this ...
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How many ArcGIS for Server service instances is optimal?

What is the best number of ArcGIS for Server instances? When I increase the number of instances will the services run faster?
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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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No way to De-authorise ArcGIS Server and regain license?

At v10 of ArcGIS Server, from what I understand of the new license model, it is not possible to de-authorise ArcGIS Server (like you can with Desktop) Clients have visibility over their licences with ...
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HeatMap to identify hotspots on cached service from ArcGIS Server?

ArcGIS Server lets you create cached map services. These can be consumed by various applications (ArcGIS Desktop, web apps, etc) I would like to get an idea on which areas of my cache are getting hit ...
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ArcGIS server on Amazon EC2 vs buying your own machine. Pro's and Con's

What are the pros and cons using this virtual machine compared to buying your own?
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Identifying layers from multiple ArcGIS Server instances using ArcGIS API for JavaScript 2?

This applies to ArcGIS Server 9.3 with the JavaScript API 2.4. My goal is to click on the map and have the Identify task run on all visible Dynamic layers. IdentifyTask requires a URL to the REST ...
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Performing health checks on ArcGIS Server?

ArcGIS Server setup in an enterprise environment: i.e. Multiple SOCs, perhaps a fail-over setup, separate web server, SDE/DBMS on separate machine, etc. Without going into the specifics on versions/...
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Any tool to monitor ArcGIS Server Usage

I am using ArcGIS Server 10.1 on AMI instance. I have around 10/12 simple map services (Used query layer in all services) I want to check performance/time/statistics of map services in ArcGIS ...
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How to query all records (>1000) and export to csv?

I posted in arcgis forum but never got any answer. Can anyone tell me how to solve this? Assume you have a vehicle tracking records from Oct.1 to Dec. 31 with wind speed information. All data is ...
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Export ArcGIS tiles data to any image format

I've a raster dataset in Cache/Mixed format in ArcGIS. I need to export this into a georeferenced tiff or any other raster image format in order to use it as base map in some other desktop based GIS ...
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Lots of layers in one or multiple services? (and why)

I have a conundrum that I am getting mixed advice on how to go about. Therefore id like to put it to GIS-SE for some justified answers. Scenario: Client has a web mapping application. Does not ...
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How to publish many MXD files in ArcGIS Server 10.1 automatically?

How to publish many mxd files in ArcGIS Server 10.1 automatically? I have about 60 mxd files and I want to publish them automatically. Is there any way to do this?
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Using own basemap with ArcGIS API for Javascript?

I'm trying to make a map using the Javascript API. I want to use my own basemap, but I can't find the most simple code to do this. I always see something like this: function init() { map = ...
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ArcGIS Server License Update - Additional steps for Enterprise GeoDatabase?

I've already posted more or less the same question at esri's GeoNet Forum, but until now I have got any response. As my license will expire shortly, the is my second try to get some information before ...
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Needing ArcGIS Server to edit MS SQL Server database?

Here is what I have: ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (10.2) & MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Here is my problem: I need to be able to connect to the ms sql server and import, export, create, and edit spatial ...
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How to trace SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database?

I'd like to generate a log file containing all SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database. Is there a way to do so? I'm using Oracle 11g and ArcGIS Server 10.0 on Windows. ArcSDE is ...
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How do I teach ogr2ogr about a projection?

I have JSON generated from ArcGIS that I want to convert to GeoJSON in EPSG 4326. This fails: $ ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -t_srs EPSG:4326 out.geo.json in.arcgis.json OGRGeoJSON ERROR 6: EPSG PCS/GCS code ...
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What kind of spatial index does arcgis use?

My first master's research topic was about spatial indexes. I learned about R-Trees and R+-tree, R*-trees and other various but very similar topics. This may not be published information, but what ...
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Steps for creating an online webmap with editable features using ArcGIS Server/SDE and SQL Server?

EDIT/UPDATE: I'm adding a bounty to this in hopes of obtaining a step-by-step guide to creating an online map with feature editing using the ArcGIS Flex API, SQL Server Express and ArcGIS Server 10.1. ...
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Seeking Python script for creating .mxd files?

I am new to both ArcGIS and Python. My requirement is to automate the below MANUAL process: Creating a layer in ArcGIS for Desktop. To put it in another words, creating an ArcMap document (.mxd). ...
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What are the differences between the various ArcGIS Server options? [closed]

This document makes me want to stab my eyes with a fork. Can someone provide a simple summary of the differences between Enterprise vs. Workgroup, and Basic vs. Standard vs. Advanced? As a bonus, what ...
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Automate testing of web app based on ArcGIS JS API

So, there are multiple products that can let you automate testing interaction with web pages. I have used Selenium IDE for some time now and it works great for creating unit tests for HTML elements on ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 - Licensing by Core

I know awhile back they changed the licensing model to license by the core. So if you have one server license, and you want to install it on a four core server? Do you need four licenses to be legit?...
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Publishing map from ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS Server as Map Service?

As a comment on an Esri blog post entitled Announcing the ArcGIS Pro beta program last May someone named mahenderraj asked: I presume that it is not possible to share the map as a mapservice to ...
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CORS issue ArcGIS 10.1 IIS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing)

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed with the web adapter for IIS. I've added a config file to the root of IIS7 to enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) as per this page. I've pushed the cors enabled ...
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What is the proper way to backup an ESRI File Geodatabase that is published to ArcGIS Server?

I have an ESRI file geodatabase (v10) that is published to an arcgis server map service. When the service is running, the fGDB is locked. Do I need to stop the service to get a clean backup? Or, is ...
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Uninstalling ArcGIS extensions from earlier version after ArcGIS upgraded?

I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3.1 (server, desktop, engine), then installed ArcGIS10.0 (Server, Desktop, engine). When I tried to uninstall some arcmap extensions, I got error 1001 "unable to get installer ...
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How do I identify and gracefully kill hung Gp service processes?

I've published a gp tool as an asynchronous non-pooled gp service. When the gp tool hangs I would like to allow the user to kill it, without impacting other services. If I put a webservice on the ...
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Starting and stopping ArcGIS Server map services using Python?

Is it possible to programmatically stop and start ArcGIS Server map services using Python?
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Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?

I am doing a (non commercial) project where the client doesn't have the budget for purchasing map data like that provided by TeleAtlas. They only need map data for a background map, and they'd like ...
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Web-based map authoring with ArcGIS Server?

I am embarking on a project in which users will author, save, and share their own maps over the web. We will provide them with a large number of feature classes, but users will effectively author ...
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Restrict pan and zoom in ArcGIS Javascript API? [duplicate]

I'm creating a web map of a university campus. I have the map functioning, but I don't want to be able to pan off of the basemap, into whitespace. Do you know of a function that will auto-pan the ...
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Is there any way to get an email when ArcGIS Server services are stopped/down?

Occasionally, but all too often unfortunately, my AGS services just stop for no reason. I don't usually notice this until the users call me and ask why their maps have no data. Is there any way (I ...
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Is there a way to check if data was versioned using "move edits to base" option?

Is there a way to check if data was versioned using "move edits to base" option? Preferably through ArcGIS itself or using Python, but any way will work. EDIT Is there way to see if this box was ...
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Is ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop compatible with 10.0 Server?

Since upgrading my "ArcGIS for Desktop" (Windows 7) client to 10.1, I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out how to publish a Map Service on my (CentOS) 10.0 Server. Back on 10.0 Desktop, I ...
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ArcGIS Server Error: "Feature service requires a registered database"

I'm attempting to publish a feature service to ArcGIS server. I'm running SQL Server Express and ArcSDE. When I try to publish the service I get the error "00090: Feature service requires a registered ...
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How can I determine which service is associated with a particular ArcSOC.exe process and vice versa?

I've got a development arcgis server machine configured with multiple mapservices, gp services and SOE's. Sometimes an arcgissoc.exe process gets hung. There also seem to be too many SOC's running ...
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How to access a Feature service hosted on arcgis.com which is shared only with particular groups or organization

In my C# application, I am trying to access a Feature service which is hosted on arcgis.com. The feature service is shared only with a group or organization and is NOT public. How can I access this ...
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Accessing a secure ArcGIS Server Map service from QGIS

I am trying to access a map service my organization publishes for our customers from QGIS. The service is hosted in ArcGIS for Server 10.5 and is secured. QGIS allows me to set up a connection, but ...
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