Last episode galactic federation had stopped with the one server but there is still more to explore in the box. We have seen our ArcGIS for Server published from and managed by both ArcGIS Desktop and Server Manager in a browser and used from various Portal for ArcGIS clients. It was noted that we also chose a federated server to act as our portal’s hosting server.
With Space to spare in the box, what Relatively new discoveries And functions can we explore this Time by adding In the extra Dimension of a hosting server?
The new dimension we have now added is that the portal can now serve features as well as maps which we saw previously.
Taking this new feature for a spin
This time we have a private supply of location data in a local CSV file we will upload to our portal. So we Add the new item (file) to my content with some tags to make searching easier.
We will want to Edit the data about this item such as the Description, but now that there is a hosting server we have a new option to Publish an Item from our content.
And the publish creates a new item from features within the CSV file (or some other types of file).
Editing the Feature Service item in portal allows us to add some more details and control the editing of the features.
Depending on which client of Portal for ArcGIS you are using you can map (and have more control of the symbology), edit and analyse these features.
And this was possible by using the hosting server and its enterprise geodatabase.