Having seen references to ArcGIS REST Services, I'm exploring how to connect and to see how these differ from WMS.
I'm following the steps in the manual here
The link from that page is
Result though is no drawing even after waiting 15-30 minutes. Screen shots.
I also tried this url
from this site
Correction, the second link https://tiles.arcgis.com/tiles/ubm4tcTYICKBpist/arcgis/rest/services/BC_BASEMAP/VectorTileServer is a tileserver not REST service. I'm not getting any images from the tile server either.
I was following a link on the British Columbia data catalogue site that indicate there are links to REST services https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/geographic-data-services/web-based-mapping/map-services#Base:~:text=Web%20Map%20Service-,Base%20Mapping%20Tiled%20Services%20(WMS%20and%20REST),-The%20following%20services
Back to REST Services. If i refer to the sources listed in this example REST Service .map https://manifold.net/updates/ArcGIS_REST_Servers.map and File > Create > New Data Source, the result are images I can drag onto a map. For example:
ESRI World Ocean Base
Creating a new data source with the above URL yields images.
Anyways, eager to crack the REST services vault.
I've tried other REST services URLs and am getting vector and raster layers now. Seems there is an issue with the URL in the M9 manual example which returns no image or vector. This URL
from this page in the manual
that server appears to be offline now. if you are mentioning this because it is linked in the manual, then drop Manifold sales a note on it. If you search in google for "site:sampleserver3.arcgisonline.com" you will get a few dozen returns showing that other links to that server are still out there and would also link to the offline domain. Probably should consider it a dead link and move on.
Thanks Oeulong, will do, I'll pass a note to Sales.
See also the Notes for the ArcGIS REST Servers topic - that has useful tips, like trying a URL in a browser, to see if the server you want to use is alive. If it's dead, that's routine: URLs change constantly as people move /maintain / update / delete their servers. Use Google to find whatever is the current URL for the server or a similar server.
The point of the topic it seems to me is to teach the workflow for using vector layers from Esri feature servers. It's not to get specific data for a few fields in Kansas. You can use the workflow in that topic with whatever ArcGIS REST feature server you need to use.
Of course if you really do need to get data for specific oil fields in Kansas, and teleported into that topic because a search engine brought you there, well, use Google or whatever to search for key words that Esri uses to describe what they served, along with "ArcGIS REST" or similar search terms. That will help you find the server if Esri is still providing that data via a web server.
Thanks Dimitri. This is my first foray into REST services and I was diligently following the steps in the workflow but wasn't getting any results. I did find some other REST servers and that to my relief did yield data so it wasn't me not being able to follow the steps properly.
Other than that was the example in the manual, I have no interest in oil fields in Kansas.
Curious. My first ever GIS project was mapping the oil fields of Kansas. PCArcInfo ~'92
Is the Kansas oil and gas data available online?
Certainly not gas, especially after 9/11. Whatever data is available will be from https://kansasgis.org/ the DASC site. I was tasked with mapping oil well locations based on legal land description. There is an older PC application published by DASC called LEOIIPC that could take land descriptions and place it to the quarter-section accuracy. So I had a population map of wells per qtr-sec that we overlaid the service territories for oil and gas fields and the electrical utilities. The goal was to target under-efficient well pumps whose electric costs were elevated, all for a energy efficiency upgrade. At the time 75k oil wells. I wish I still had the maps printed from that.
Well, DASC has made it much harder for me to connect as they have a new portal. I guess I need to re-register again. I'm sorry if you went on a goose chase for that.
Thanks. You answered it.