Create elevation globe services on ArcGIS for Server

To use the USA Elevation or World Elevation services, you need to create these globe services on ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2.x, or 10.3 for Server. These services will reference the globe caches on Data Appliance 6.2 for ArcGIS.

Configure ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2.x, or 10.3 for Server to use the elevation cache folder on Data Appliance for ArcGIS

ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2.x, or 10.3 for Server maintains a list of folders in which it can find map and globe cache tiles. You need to explicitly add the Data Appliance cache elevation folder to this list.

  1. Log in to ArcGIS for Server using the Data Appliance for ArcGIS data account with administrator privileges.
  2. Start ArcGIS Server Manager and log in using your ArcGIS Server account.
  3. Click the Site tab.
  4. On the View menu on the left, click Directories.
  5. Click Add Directory on the right below the Directories description.
  6. Provide a Name, for example, ElevationCache. From the Type list, choose Cache.
  7. For Location, provide the path to the elevation cache folder on the ArcGIS Data Appliance data collection you made when you created shares, for example, \\ARCGISDATAAPP\cache\elevation.
  8. You do not need to specify a Description, Cleaning Mode, or Maximum File Age.
  9. Click Add to add the directory.

Edit the JSON file on Data Appliance

  1. In a text editor, open the ESRI_Elevation_World_Template.json file located in the source_documents\service_definitions folder on Data Appliance.
  2. In the path and cachedir lines, replace <SERVER_NAME> with the name or IP address of your server.
  3. If the share names you're using are not the default names of source_documents and cache, make the corresponding change to the paths (notice that two backslashes are used to separate folders from subfolders).
  4. Save the changes and copy the entire file to the clipboard.

Create the elevation globe service on ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2.x, or 10.3 for Server

  1. Log in to the ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory using the URL http://<server name>:6080/arcgis/admin.

    ArcGIS Server Administrator Directory

  2. Click services and click createService.

    The createService operation

  3. Paste the text that was copied from the ESRI_Elevation_World_Template.json file to Data Appliance.

    The createService operation with text pasted from the clipboard

  4. Click Create.

    The World Elevation globe service is created.

Additional elevation globe services

To use the USA Elevation globe service, repeat the steps from the Edit the JSON file on Data Appliance and Create the elevation globe service on ArcGIS for Server sections with USGS_Elevation_US_Template.json.