If you want to create elevation profiles from the world elevation data, you need to publish the Elevation and ElevationSync geoprocessing services on ArcGIS 10.3 for Server or later. You also must have either an ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop or later Standard or Advanced license. Before publishing the services, you must repair the data paths of the source mosaic datasets to point to the Data Appliance path in your network.
When Data Appliance for ArcGIS is deployed in your network, the paths to the image files are changed and the source mosaic datasets need to be repaired so that the new paths are used. The mosaic datasets consumed by the elevation geoprocessing services are found in the following file geodatabase:
where <server-ip> is the network IP or server name of data appliance. You need ArcGIS for Desktop Standard or Advanced to perform this task.
The dataset names that begin with D_ are derived mosaic datasets. The dataset names that begin with R_ are referenced mosaic datasets. Derived mosaic datasets are used to merge multiple source mosaic datasets, primarily to enable different collections of imagery to be accessed via one source. A referenced mosaic dataset is a new mosaic dataset that references an existing mosaic dataset but can redefine some properties and also include additional functions such as Hillshade.
The Repair Mosaic Dataset Paths dialog box appears. In the Paths List, the Original Path column shows V:, which is the original path that needs to be repaired.
If a Geographic Coordinate System Warning message appears during this process, click the Close button to close the dialog and ignore the message. After this step, the ArcMap table of contents should look similar to the following:
The elevation geoprocessing services are created by publishing their service definition files to ArcGIS for Server using ArcGIS Server Manager.
There are two service definition files for the elevation geoprocessing services in this folder:
Elevation_GP_Sync.sd is for publishing a synchronous elevation geoprocessing service, and Elevation_GP_Async.sd is for publishing an asynchronous elevation geoprocessing service.
The new Elevation and ElevationSync geoprocessing services appear in the list of available services under the root folder.
The new geoprocessing service needs to be associated with a map document that contains all the source data layers to function properly. This is done by adding a mapFile property to its service properties.
This will take you to the service properties page.
The following is an example of the text to insert:
Notice that two backslashes are used to separate folders from subfolders.