Geometry Services

Geometry services perform geometric calculations, such as buffering, projection, and measurement. Essentials supports the configuration of a single ArcGIS geometry service. other types of geometry service are not supported. The geometry service can be unsecured or secured.

You can only configure one geometry service per site. If you had multiple geometry services configured before Essentials version 3.15, they continue to work until you edit the geometry service in Manager. Editing the geometry service replaces all the old geometry services with the new service, and you lose all the old geometry services.

As of version 2.5 of the HTML5 Viewer, the geometry service configured in the site overrides the one configured in the viewer, and configuring the geometry service in the viewer has been deprecated.

Configure an ArcGIS Geometry Service

To add an ArcGIS geometry service:

  1. In Manager, edit the site that you want to configure, and then click GIS Services from the side panel.

  2. Click the Geometry tab.

  3. In the Service URL box, enter the geometry service's URL.

    We recommend that you use your own geometry service instead of relying on the default Esri sample geometry service, which may become unavailable without warning.

  4. Authentication Settings: If the geometry service is secured, select the authentication method for Essentials to use when connecting to the service.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

    Manager validates the configuration by connecting to the geometry service.

Remove the Geometry Service

To remove the site's geometry service:

  1. In Manager, edit the site that you want to configure, and then click GIS Services from the side panel.

  2. Click the Geometry tab.

  3. Delete the Service URL.

    The Service URL box is now blank.

  4. Click Apply Changes.

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