Creating a Find Places Service
Thanks for all the help offered with Mapping Centre — would have to be the single most valuable Cartography how to site I've found. Have a bit of a workflow question for you.
In ArcMap we can do a find on feature classes but this obviously requires a feature class to be loaded into the map document. There is also the find places service which uses the ESRI World Gaz but requires an internet connection.
What we would like to do is build our own Find Places service based on our own national data. Is there a way we can format a point feature class and serve this as a service so it appears in this window all the time?
We would also be interested in doing the same with the address search as we have our own national address database which while we can search on points it would be nice to be able to have available all the time.
Look forward to your thoughts on this.
Mapping Center Answer:
Just follow the above link and expand the Query task chapter and the first example is the one you want. Check out the other query examples to more ideas about what you could do with this sort of service.
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