Vishful thinking…

Quick note on KML support in the ArcGIS Server 9.3 REST API

Posted in ArcGIS, ESRI, GIS, Uncategorized by viswaug on March 23, 2008

ArcGIS Server 9.3 supports multiple output formats in its REST API

  • HTML
  • JSON
  • KMZ
  • image
  • help
  • lyr, nmf(ArcGIS Explorer document), jsapi(Javascript API), gmaps(Goolge Maps), ve(VirtualEarth)

Good news on the KML support though. The output is actually an KMZ output with includes all symbology for the features from the Map Service. The symbols are outputted as images and zipped to a KMX along with the KML file. This is great news because it will help reduce a whole lot of redundant work for developers. Obviously the other formats like JSON that do not support symbology do not include the symbology in them.

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