LocatorHub: Upgrading from Feature Class Locators

 

If you are using LocatorHub web services with ArcGIS for Server 10.1, then you will need to change the way you search for records in feature classes.

Feature Class Locators are no longer supported within LocatorHub web services when using ArcGIS for Server 10.1. There are now two new Locators to use instead: the ArcGIS Map Service Locator and the ArcGIS Feature Service Locator. These new Locators will allow you to search for records in a feature class that has been published out as a service from ArcGIS for Server 10.1

Below are the steps you will need to go through if you are using Feature Class Locators.

  1. With your current setup, find out what feature classes you are consuming and make a note.
  2. Publish these feature classes out as an ArcGIS Map or ArcGIS Feature Service. Depending on the number of feature classes you have, you may want to create a single service or multiple services.
  3. Create a LocatorHub Locator for each ArcGIS Service that you wish to search within and publish this as a LocatorHub web service. 
  4. Update your applications to point to these new services.

 

Full details to conduct each of these steps can be found in the LocatorHub help.