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Difference between Feature Server and Map Server?

A feature server serves individual layers (aka features) as structured text (xml or json) a mapserver serves maps as images (png - jpeg - gif)
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Difference between Feature Server and Map Server?

The ArcGIS documentation actually has pages titled "What is a feature service" and "What is a map service", the text of which is quoted verbatim here -- Feature Service: Feature services allow you ...
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Enabling public viewers and private editors of feature service on ArcGIS Online For Organizations?

After 2015-Jul-14 The situation is much improved. The organisation admin can create a group with Members can update items permission. This removes the need for shared login credentials and/or giving ...
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Selecting more than 1,000 features from AGOL hosted feature service?

Log in to www.arcgis.com with administrator credentials. Click My Content, and navigate to the intended feature service. Open the feature service. If the error, "There are no services available" is ...
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Using feature service with JavaScript API and ArcGIS for Server on localhost?

To create a feature layer, you need access to the layer's REST endpoint. This can be on the web, or on your localhost - see The Services Directory and the REST API. See the Feature Layer help page to ...
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Is editing feature service through the REST API an okay approach?

Regarding your question as to whether you can edit a feature layer using the REST API, the answer is yes. See the Apply Edits section of the REST API for documentation on how do this this. However, ...
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Is clip and ship possible with ArcGIS Server map service?

As Vince pointed out in a comment - you could theoretically write code to clip a map/feature service. But that would probably be a lot of custom work. You wouldnt as much be extending the Clip and ...
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Difference between Feature Server and Map Server?

As a user, here's how I see the differences between Feature Services and Map Services: When I connect to a Feature Service, the resulting vector data that appears on my computer screen (via "the ...
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Using python to publish feature services to arcgis online WITHOUT Arcgis Server

You don't need an ArcGIS Server license in order to work with ArcGIS Online hosted services. You can also create an .sd file having ArcGIS Desktop license only. If your hosted feature service schema ...
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Is there a way to Export a layer/map list from AGOL

Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online is likely what you're looking for. It's a separate download (which I don't understand why it's not included), I regularly push lists out to see what layers reside under ...
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Attaching ArcGIS Online attachments in bulk?

You can accomplish this through the REST API. You can add attachments "in bulk" if you set up a Python dictionary where the key is OID and the value is a path to the attachment. Here is how to do it:...
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Edit ArcGIS Feature Service with QGIS

Editing ArcGIS Feature Service layers is not possible in any current QGIS version (as of August 2018).
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How can I use QGIS 3.8 to work with features from the new Geological Map of South America (2019)?

QGIS can connect directly to this map as an ArcGIS FeatureServer Layer. Go to Layer > Add Layer > Add ArcGIS FeatureServer Layer. Click "New" and you'll get a dialogue box to enter the name and URL. ...
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How to define projection when adding features to a feature service layer using its ArcGIS REST endpoint?

I know you can send the following JSON to an addFeatures end point which defines the input coordinates. [{ "geometry" : {"x" : -115, "y" : 36, "...
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How to access a Feature service hosted on arcgis.com which is shared only with particular groups or organization

Your layerUrl is similar at: http://services1.arcgis.com/cFi1BRRsYB2fYqCl/arcgis/rest/services/NameService/FeatureServer Just add the token to Url: http://services1.arcgis.com/cFi1BRRsYB2fYqCl/arcgis/...
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Managing content for multiple users within ArcGIS Collector App?

You can limit editing by user so that users only edit their features:https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/manage-hosted-layers.htm For user specific data access controls I have seen a ...
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ArcGIS Rest performing query on feature service layers using within and intercepts

Ok, I figured out how to do this. As Stefan suggested, I had to add a couple of parameters to the URL: geometry (value = e.g. 639739.5,7598259.3) geometryType (value = esriGeometryPoint) ...
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using REST "delete features" in arcgis api for javascript

the best way to get an idea of what you need to do in your javascript app to interact with ArcGIS Server or ArcGIS Online services successfully is to play around with the REST endpoint for a ...
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Snapping of ArcGIS Online features fails in ArcGIS pro

I had a Pro snapping related bug that rendered the software unusable for my purposes. The issue is described here: Splitting polyline with ArcGIS Pro snapping environment? I contacted ESRI and they ...
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Accessing attachments from hosted feature service FDGB in ArcGIS Desktop

In ArcGIS Desktop, you can access them via the Identify window:
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Accessing a secure ArcGIS Server Map service from QGIS

My team had this problem too. The issue is that ESRI uses token authentification for secure map services, and QGIS has no way to set up this token authentification. We tried manually generating ...
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Adding ArcGIS-FeatureServer-Layer to QGIS using PyQGIS?

After all, the answer is quite simple (but nowhere documented): uri = "crs='EPSG:25832' filter='' url='http://someurl.com/featureserver' table="" sql=" my_layer = QgsVectorLayer(uri, "layername", "...
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How to query an ArcGIS Feature Service by attribute using Python?

You will probably have better luck doing the query against the layer itself. This worked for me: http://hebid.hessen.de/hlbk/hlbk_grundlagen/MapServer/1/query?where=OBJECTID=5256&returnGeometry=...
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Consuming ArcGIS MapServer as FeatureServer in ArcGIS Desktop?

I don't think you can unless you are the original publisher or administrator of the service. When creating a new service or editing an already published service, there is an option to "allow feature ...
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Extract vectors from ArcGIS MapServer into virtual layer with QGIS?

I tried this on a whim and it actually worked. ArcGIS MapServer services can apparently also act as ArcGIS FeatureServer services. I just added an ArcGISFeatureServer using the MapServer URL and it ...
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Using the arcpy Python library with hosted feature service layers from ArcGIS Online?

Using ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and making sure my feature service was editable with update privileges I was able to get the following line of code to work: arcpy.management.AddGeometryAttributes("https://...
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Adding ArcGIS Server feature service to ArcMap data frame using Python?

Quick Tips: Consuming Feature Services with Geoprocessing explains the various techniques to do this. The absolute easiest and shortest solution would be to: Drag the feature service into ArcMap ...
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ArcGIS Service Backend Deletion: does anyone have instructions to remove a service from the server itself (filesystem/registry/etc)?

Some quick troubleshooting steps in order: Re-start all the Enterprise components (Portal, Server, Datastore). If the ArcSOC.exe process is still there after stopping these, simply kill it in task ...
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Get notification if feature service fails?

You could write a Python script that periodically performs a simple query on ESRI REST API for these feature layers. This thread should be useful for performing the query on the API from Python. How ...
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Downloading pitem file from ArcGIS Online as shapefile using QGIS

Ive just tested the link to the data above in QGIS, so it does work. The URL is: https://services9.arcgis.com/IkktFdUAcY3WrH25/arcgis/rest/services/Global_Species_Richness_Patterns_for_Fishes/...
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