Feature services are data sources that are hosted online. This tutorial shows how to read from and manage feature service datasets. You can create Spark DataFrames from feature service data sources and use them with any operations supported on a DataFrame.
In this tutorial you will learn how to access public and protected feature services. You will create DataFrames from feature services and perform basic queries.
In your notebook, import
geoanalyticsand authorize the module using a username and password, or a license file.Python
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import geoanalytics geoanalytics.auth(username="user1", password="p@ssword")
Read a public feature service into a DataFrame and query for countries where the average population of the listed cities are greater than 50,000.
- Read a feature service containing major USA cities and create a DataFrame.
myFS="https://services.arcgis.com/P3ePLMYs2RVChkJx/ArcGIS/rest/services/World_Cities/FeatureServer/0" myFSDataFrame = spark.read.format('feature-service').load(myFS)
- Group the DataFrame by country and find the average population per country.
group = myFSDataFrame.selectExpr("CNTRY_NAME", "POP").groupBy("CNTRY_NAME").avg("POP")
- Query for countries where the average population of major cities is greater than 50,000.
group.where("avg(POP) > 50000").show()
+-----------+------------------+ | CNTRY_NAME| avg(POP)| +-----------+------------------+ | Chad|108714.28571428571| | Russia| 533285.3092783506| | Yemen|389769.23076923075| | Sweden| 66458.33333333333| |Philippines|2116418.3333333335| | Malaysia| 310692.3125| | Turkey| 408656.7164179105| | Iraq| 817833.3333333334| | Germany| 660316.9166666666| |Afghanistan| 142620.6896551724| | Cambodia|108777.77777777778| | Jordan| 892820.25| | Sudan| 861142.8571428572| | France| 279596.6538461539| | Greece|122750.53846153847| | Argentina|1014038.2222222222| | Congo, DRC| 1922100.0| | Ecuador| 276217.55| | Finland| 107210.5| | Nicaragua| 74500.0| +-----------+------------------+ only showing top 20 rows
Feature services that are protected can be read by either registering a GIS using the
or by passing a token. Below is a tutorial to show how to get access to Subscriber content
in ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World with a organizational subscription account.
- You can define a GIS name (for example,
m), which will be used as a reference when loading feature service layers. Pass the username and password of your account to log in to ArcGIS Online.
geoanalytics.register_gis("myGIS", "https://arcgis.com", username="User", password="p@ssw0rd")
- Read in a service using the registered GIS to create a DataFrame. After loading the secured feature service layer into a DataFrame, the data can be used for further analysis using GeoAnalytics tools and functions.
# Example layer: United States ZIP Code Boundaries 2021 url = r"https://services.arcgis.com/P3ePLMYs2RVChkJx/arcgis/rest/services/USA_Boundaries_2021/FeatureServer/0" df = spark.read.format("feature-service") \ .option("gis", "myGIS") \ .load(url)
- Unregister a GIS. You can unregister the GIS after the feature service layer is loaded.
- Read a service in with an example token. The URL and token below are for example only and will need to be updated to reflect your feature service URL and a valid token from your organization.
# Example layer: United States ZIP Code Boundaries 2021 url = r"https://services.arcgis.com/P3ePLMYs2RVChkJx/arcgis/rest/services/USA_Boundaries_2021/FeatureServer/0" token = 'ABC123deFghIJKlmNOPQrs456' df = spark.read.format('feature-service') \ .option('token', token) \ .load(url)
Learn about how to read in other data types or analyze your data through SQL functions and analysis tools: