Introduction to data hosting
Data hosting, also known as data publishing, is the process of securely storing, managing, and accessing data in ArcGIS. To host your data you use data management tools to interactively create new hosted layers and data services. You can publish different types of hosted layers such as feature layers, vector tile layers, and image tile layers. Each layer type represents a unique type of data and service. ArcGIS Maps SDKs are designed to work optimally to access and display data in applications. Learn how to publish, manage, and access hosted data in the topics below.
How to host and manage data
Learn about the steps required to store, manage, and access data in ArcGIS.
Learn how to import, create, and publish your data as a hosted layer.
Learn how to set the settings, sharing properties, and capabilities of hosted layers.
Learn how to access, query, and display data from feature services.
Learn how to access, filter, and join a hosted table from feature services.
Vector tile layers
Learn how to access and display data from vector tile services.
Image tile layers
Learn how to access and display data from image tile services.
Add a feature layer
Access and display point, line, and polygon features from a feature service
Add a vector tile layer
Access and display a vector tile layer in a map.
Add an image tile layer
Access and display an image tile layer in a map.
Style a feature layer
Use symbols and renderers to style feature layers.
Query a feature layer (spatial)
Execute a spatial query to get features from a feature layer.
Query a feature layer (SQL)
Execute a SQL query to access polygon features from a feature layer.
Edit feature data
Add, update, and delete features in a feature service.
Display a popup
Format a popup to show attributes in a feature layer.
Import data as a feature layer
Use data management tools to import and create hosted feature layers.
Create a new feature layer
Use data management tools to create a new hosted feature layer.
Manage a feature layer
Set the properties and capabilities of a hosted feature layer.
Access feature layer data
Use ArcGIS Online tools to access and display feature layer data.
Publish a vector tile layer
Use ArcGIS Online to publish a vector tile layer.
Add, update, delete, and query feature data.
Vector tile service
Store and access vector tile data.
Image tile service
Store and access image tile data.
- 1. Access portal via HTTP request and authentication.
- 2. Access via ArcGIS REST JS.
- 3. Requires manual application of renderers
Manage API keys, service usage, and data with the ArcGIS Developers website.
Create, manage, and share content and data with cloud-based GIS tools.
Create, explore, and share web maps for 2D applications.
Create, explore, and share web scenes for 3D applications.