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ESRI HTTP where query

A friend and I are currently creating a pretty straight forward LINQ to ESRI library that sends HTTP queries to an ArcGIS MapServer and then parses the JSON response appropriately. Everything is ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - Inconsistent Querying Errors

I have recently upgraded to ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1. Since making the switch, I am getting a lot of inconsistent errors, specifically performing queries against a map service's REST API with the ...
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What needs to be done to ArcGIS Server if the server machine/host name is changed?

We have a Windows Server 2008 where ArcGIS Server 10 was installed. Not much has been done with the machine yet, but the name of the machine had to be changed after the ArcGIS installation. The old ...
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New to ArcGIS and want to compute distance between two points “as the fish swims”

We have a layer named Hydrography which is the water area for a given assignment. I have a station point and a target point. I need to compute the distance between those two points but inside of the ...
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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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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - GPU Processing Support

Does ArcGIS Server 10.1 or any of its extensions (e.g. 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst) take advantage of GPU processing? Dell have a new server, the R820, that has an option to include a GPU. Hence the ...
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Attaching ArcGIS image server dataset in QGIS?

I have tried adding the dataset in QGIS using 'qgis.utils.iface.addRasterLayer()'. But it throws this error. Invalid Layer: GDAL provider Cannot open GDAL dataset http://precisionedgeag.com:8080/...
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Publishing mosaic dataset to image service

I'm having problems publishing a mosaic dataset to an image service. While I can publish a service, the result does not carry over the pixel values (every cell is valued at 1.134274E+38). Strangely ...
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How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?

I need to clip out a region of an arcgis image service that is larger than the export limit. I'm not trying to defeat copy protection or anything of that nature. The data is from a service belonging ...
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Can ArcGIS Server WMS display a graphicslayer?

I have tried to display a graphics layer with the WMS functionality of ArcGIS Server, but I cannot see the graphics in the image of the getmap response. I have done is manually by publishing a ...
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ArcGIS 10 Rest services regulary stop working [closed]

I have a problem with a new installation of ArcGIS Server. The installation is ArcGIS 10 on Windows Server 2008r2 with IIS 7. I have followed this guide to configure the IIS ArcGISServicesAppPool: ...
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Checking if python script is run from ArcGIS (arcmap or on server) or a stand alone python script

For debugging purposes I have created a hardcoded conditional that checks it the script is run as stand alone or as an ArcGIS tool. Is there anyway to fugure this out at run time? e.g. some ...
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Will there be a Python API for ArcGIS Server?

It seems like an obvious next step given the big push towards Python in ArcGIS Desktop at 10.0. Are there any limitations of Python compared to javascript, flex, etc that would prevent ESRI from ...
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ArcIMS vs ArcGIS Server

having never used ArcIMS I am not able to answer the following question. "Why don´t we use ArcIMS anymore?" I have recently taken over a position which used to administer ArcIMS clients but now use ...
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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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Migrating ArcGIS Server 10.02 to a new server

Our server that runs ArcGIS Server had major issues this morning, sending us into a panic to get it installed on a new server (as was in our plans in the coming weeks). Now that we are ready to move ...
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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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How to mirror two geodatabases on the fly?

I'm new to arcgis and its applications. We have the full suite of arcgis solutions (arcgis server, desktop, arcgis sde) We have a requirement... geodatabase (A & B) A & B reside on 2 ...
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How to update a Geoprocessing Service when its Python script changes?

I want to use a Python script to perform some analysis, and publish this via an ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service. A quick tour of publishing a geoprocessing service says to run the Python script ...
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Why shouldn't data be loaded into enterprise geodatabase logged in with sde user?

I've read somewhere that it is not good practice to load data into an enterprise geodatabase using the sde user. I was wondering what the reason for this is?
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How to access current job id from geoprocessing script running on esri server?

I want to programmatically access the current job id of a geoprocessing script running on ESRI 10.2. The script is what needs to know the job id, not the caller of the script. While searching, I ...
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about token based authentication security

I am reading the authenticated services with token. I understand that a user have to get a token to using arcgis services. Example: https://domain.com/arcgis/rest/services/myMap/MapServer is my ...
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Setting Output Parameter in ArcPy for Server Tool

I have published the following script tool (which is wrapped in a model, i.e. just the script tool and all of its parameters) to ArcGIS Server 10. The GP service succeeds when run, but I cannot ...
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Which feature class(es) is/are used by service?

I have several feature classes and a lot of services. When I try to make my feature class versioned I get the message that the feature class is locked which is obvious. But it's not telling me by ...
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Best Practices for Tracking Feature Changes and Supporting Documentation

In my organization, it is very important that we have documentation from an authoritative source to support every feature that we add to our data and every edit that we make to each feature. Currently,...
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What technology is used behind ArcPy cursors?

I'm using ArcGIS Server 10.0. I have a geoprocessing using arcpy search, update and insert cursors. I'd like to know more about the technology behind these cursors. Does it use any driver or pool to ...
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Building a custom, dynamic legend using ArcGis-server js and dynamicMapServiceLayer

I have a dynamicMapServiceLayer that I am using to build a map application. There are about 10 layers in the mapservice that I am toggling using the setVisibleLayers action. I would like to build my ...
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ArcSDE - use native geometry types for later migration away from SDE?

Background: We have a non-spatial reporting web application with a SQL Server backend. We would like to add a spatial component to this application: serve up some basemaps, serve up points and ...
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Incorrect date displayed with Esri JavaScript API v.2.6

I am working on a site that is using version 2.6 of the Esri Javascript API. I have an info window that displays some date information, and the date is one day behind the date in the database. For ...
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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial bookmarks,...
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Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?

I get this question a lot from web developers, and would like to have a short concise answer for them ... Why do I need ArcGIS Server just to host ArcObjects in a web service?
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Can't open ArcCatalog Database Connection SQL database Tables with field names greater than 31 characters

I am using SQLEXPRESS as a test environment. I have a database connection in ArcCatalog to a SQL database. Some tables in the SQL database have field names greater than 31 characters and these ...
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Struggling with ArcGIS REST API and tokens

I'm doing my best to secure my AGS (9.3.1) services, but have struggled with tokens. As you can see, my nw account belongs to the agsadmin and agsusers roles: I have assigned these same roles to my ...
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Will hundreds of attributes cause performance problems in an ArcGIS Server layer?

This relates to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP1, with data served from a file geodatabase polygon featureclass. 1) For performance reasons, is it a bad idea to have a featureclass with hundreds of attributes? ...
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How to get connection info from an .ags connection file?

I am working on a Python script to manage ArcGIS Server services (publish new services, update existing services, delete old services, etc.) in batch across multiple environments (e.g. dev, test and ...
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Publish cached map service using pre-existing cache folder

We use: ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise 10.3 / ...
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How to become a GIS Mobile Developer?

I am mid level GIS Analyst\GPS Coordinator who would like to become a GIS mobile developer at some point. At my workplace we work in the ESRI Platform,ArcGIS Server etc Being a GIS Analyst without any ...
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Adding a FeatureLayer ARCGIS JavaScript API

I am currently exploring ArcGIS JavaScript API. I have my own map services and feature services up on my local server. I would want to use the FeatuerLayer to select and highlight feature on the map. ...
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Using arcpy.SetParameter() with Python Script Tool published as Geoprocessing Service?

I have a script that needs to be published to ArcGIS Server as a geoprocessing service. This script computes a set of records in table form. I need to set an output parameter so that it returns the ...
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How can I tell what licensing level my ESRI GIS server is from client tools?

From client tools, like ArcCatalog, is there a way to know if the GIS server I am connecting to is running under a workgroup or enterprise license? Also, is it possible to tell if the edition is ...
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Optimising map cache creation performance in ArcGIS for Server 10.2.1

I'm relatively new to ArcGIS for Server, so I hope that someone is able to point me in the right direction in case what I've been doing isn't good practice. I have 2 boxes with ArcGIS for server 10.2....
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Is anyone indexing ArcGIS Server services on the web?

In looking at the REST API, it seems like it wouldn't be that hard to write a bot that crawls the web and indexes services (Map Services, GP Services etc.) Is anyone already doing this? Update1: I ...
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How do I call external files in Python Geoprocessing Service?

I have created a Python script which calls an R script and then reads the output back into Python. I can run this tool in ArcGIS Desktop (10.2.1) and it works fine. When I publish as a geoprocessing ...
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Benchmarking MXD vs MSD performance?

Has anyone seen any publically available benchmarks of MSDs vs MXDs? If we ignore the fact that as part of the MSD publishing process, we run it through some validators with the map service ...
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Example of a Dynamic Map Service that frequently changes?

A requirement of our web application is to automatically refresh a particular dynamic map service on a timer. Requirement relates to a client who has a dynamic MS that consistently gets updates ...
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Proxy for Secure ArcGIS Server Services. Secure?

To access secure services (token based or credentials), Esri recommends using proxy files (.net github example). When routing requests through the proxy, you are able to request secure services on ...
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ArcGIS Server vs Open Source software [closed]

What do you think what are the advantages and disadvantages (of both)? Apart from fact that open source software is free to use. I mean capabilities, functionality, workload to GIS servers, easy ...
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Reconcile Versioned Geodatabase with only DEFAULT version?

Follow up to this: Spatial Database Connection String I am trying to reconcile a versioned geodatabase that has only one version, DEFAULT. I am following the steps from the ESRI documentation: A ...
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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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