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Guide to the geoprocessing service examples

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Each topic in this book describes an example geoprocessing service. These example services were carefully chosen to demonstrate

Each topic has a corresponding folder

Each topic in this book has a corresponding folder that contains data, toolboxes, and map documents of the completed example. These folders are found in the GP Service Examples folder found in the ArcTutor directory that is installed with the ArcGIS tutorial data. The tutorial data is available on the ArcGIS installation media. If the tutorial data has been installed on your system, look for it in C:\arcgis\ArcTutor (the default install location).
At the top of the page of each topic, you will find the name of the corresponding folder.
Typically, you should copy the corresponding folder from the ArcTutor directory to another folder before making changes or publishing the services.

Types of examples

There are two types of example topics in this book, distinguished by their titles:

Example Description
Buffer points (step-by-step) A simple model to buffer point features.
Buffer features Expands the above service to buffer line and polygon features.
Watershed (step-by-step) Creates a watershed polygon from input points.
Stream network Produces a stream network for cartographic display.
More Stream network Expands the above service by allowing the user to download existing stream networks.
Clip and ship Extracts data based on area of interest polygons. Creates a file geodatabase of the extracted features, compresses the geodatabase into a .zip file, and optionally emails the .zip file to the user.
Data on demand Much like the above example, but makes extensive use of scripting.
Selecting data Shows a variety of ways to select data by attribute and location.
Drivetime polygons Creates polygons based on drive–time around points.
Shortest route on a street network Finds the shortest route on a street network.
Finding nearby features over a street network Finds features closest to a given location based on shortest route on a street network.

Examples use the toolshare folder structure

All corresponding folders use the toolshare folder structure, illustrated below and described in the Sharing tools and toolboxes book. You are not required to use this folder structure for your services; it is provided only as a guideline.

Toolshare folder structure

Server configuration for all examples


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