2 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2012 7:16 AM by david.shaeffer

    Dynamic vector KML from AGS Server in Google Earth

    david.shaeffer
      I have a KML file that points to my Map Service on our AGS Server.  I have it setup using <viewFormat> parameter in the main KML file to limit what is returned by the server the bounding box/view port of Google Earth(see code below).  I can get the Map Service to return a raster/overlay to the GE client for the bounding box/viewport but I cannot get the Map Service to return vector kml for the bounding box.  The server is trying to return the entire Map Service Feature Layer as a vectorized KML instead of just the features within the display extent.   

      I have submitted a ticket to ESRI and it seems to be confusing to them.  I haven't been able to find anything on this topic anywhere.    You can check out a working example of this functionality that EPA maintains here (select the vector version):  http://www.epa.gov/waters/tools/WATERSKMZ/WATERSKMZ.html  I confirmed with EPA that this is out of the box functionality with AGS Server.  The only difference that I know of is that they are running AGS Server 9.3.1 and I am on 10.
       
      This is the code in the main KML:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:gx="http://www.google.com/kml/ext/2.2" xmlns:kml="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
      <NetworkLink>
      <name>Streams</name>
      <visibility>0</visibility>
      <Style>
        <ListStyle id="Streams_FETCH">
         <listItemType>check</listItemType>
         <ItemIcon>
          <state>error</state>
          <href>files/StreamsError_1_3.png</href>
         </ItemIcon>
         <ItemIcon>
          <state>fetching2</state>
          <href>files/Streams3_1_3.png</href>
         </ItemIcon>
         <ItemIcon>
          <state>open</state>
          <href>files/Streams0_1_3.png</href>
         </ItemIcon>
         <ItemIcon>
          <state>closed</state>
          <href>files/Streams0_1_3.png</href>
         </ItemIcon>
         <bgColor>ffffffff</bgColor>
         <maxSnippetLines>2</maxSnippetLines>
        </ListStyle>
      </Style>
      <Url>
        <href>http://NWS-AS01GIS/TestArc/services/ODRG/Test_Service/MapServer/KmlServer?</href>
        <viewRefreshMode>onStop</viewRefreshMode>
        <viewRefreshTime>2</viewRefreshTime>
        <viewFormat>LayerIDs=1&amp;transparent=true&amp;bbox=[bboxWest],[bboxSouth],[bboxEast],[bboxNorth]&amp;size=[horizPixels],[vertPixels]&amp;</viewFormat>
      </Url>
      </NetworkLink>
      </kml>

      This is my goal:
      [ATTACH=CONFIG]13713[/ATTACH]