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Local server geoprocessing

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Create contour lines from local raster data using a local geoprocessing package .gpk and the contour geoprocessing tool.

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Use case

For executing offline geoprocessing tasks in your ArcGIS Runtime apps via an offline (local) server.

How to use the sample

Contour Line Controls (Top Left):

  • Interval - Specifies the spacing between contour lines.
  • Generate Contours - Adds contour lines to map using interval.
  • Clear Results - Removes contour lines from map.

How it works

  1. Create and run a local server with LocalServer.Instance.
  2. Start the server asynchronously with server.StartAsync().
  3. Start a LocalGeoprocessingService and run a GeoprocessingTask.
    1. Instantiate LocalGeoprocessingService(Url, ServiceType) to create a local geoprocessing service.
    2. Call LocalGeoprocessingService.StartAsync() to start the service asynchronously.
    3. Instantiate GeoprocessingTask(LocalGeoprocessingService.Url + "/Contour") to create a geoprocessing task that uses the contour lines tool.
  4. Create an instance of GeoprocessingParameters.
    1. Instantiate GeoprocessingParameters(ExecutionType) creates geoprocessing parameters.
    2. Create a parameter using gpParams.Inputs["ContourInterval"] = new GeoprocessingDoublevalue) using the desired contour value.
  5. Create and start a GeoprocessingJob using the previous parameters.
    1. Create a geoprocessing job with GeoprocessingTask.CreateJob(GeoprocessingParameters).
    2. Start the job with GeoprocessingJob.Start().
  6. Add contour lines as an ArcGISMapImageLayer to the map.
    1. Get url from local geoprocessing service using the service.Url property.
    2. Get server job id of geoprocessing job using the GeoprocessingJob.ServerJobId property.
    3. Replace GPServer from url with MapServer/jobs/jobId, to get generate contour lines data.
    4. Create a map image layer from that new url and add that layer to the map.

Relevant API

  • GeoprocessingDouble
  • GeoprocessingJob
  • GeoprocessingParameter
  • GeoprocessingParameters
  • GeoprocessingTask
  • LocalGeoprocessingService
  • LocalGeoprocessingService.ServiceType
  • LocalServer
  • LocalServerStatus

Offline data

This sample downloads the following items from ArcGIS Online automatically:

  • Contour.gpk - A Geoprocessing Package for generating contour lines.

Additional information

Local Server can be downloaded for Windows and Linux platforms from the developers website. Local Server is not supported on macOS.


geoprocessing, local, offline, parameters, processing, service

Sample Code

<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.LocalServerGeoprocessing.LocalServerGeoprocessing"
        <esri:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="2*" />
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                    <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                    Text="Use the slider to select a contour interval (height difference between contour lines). Use the buttons to update or clear the contours."
                    Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="3"
                    FontWeight="SemiBold" TextWrapping="Wrap" />
                <ProgressBar x:Name="MyLoadingIndicator"
                             Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="3"
                             Height="15" Margin="0,5,0,0"
                             IsIndeterminate="True" />
                <Slider x:Name="MyContourSlider"
                        Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                        VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="0,5,0,0"
                        Minimum="50" Maximum="350" />
                <TextBlock x:Name="MyContourDepthLabel"
                           Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="2"
                           VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="0,5,0,0"
                           Text="{Binding Value, ElementName=MyContourSlider, StringFormat=N2}" />
                <Button x:Name="MyUpdateContourButton"
                        Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="0"
                        Click="MyUpdateContourButton_OnClick" />
                <Button x:Name="MyResetButton"
                        Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                        Click="MyResetButton_OnClick" />
// Copyright 2018 Esri.
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using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.LocalServices;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Tasks.Geoprocessing;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.LocalServerGeoprocessing
        name: "Local server geoprocessing",
        category: "Local Server",
        description: "Create contour lines from local raster data using a local geoprocessing package `.gpk` and the contour geoprocessing tool.",
        instructions: "Contour Line Controls (Top Left):",
        tags: new[] { "geoprocessing", "local", "offline", "parameters", "processing", "service" })]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.OfflineData("f7c7b4a30fb9415896ba0d1921fe014b", "da9e565a52ca41c1937cff1a01017068")]
    public partial class LocalServerGeoprocessing
        // Hold a reference to the local geoprocessing service
        private LocalGeoprocessingService _gpService;

        // Hold a reference to the task
        private GeoprocessingTask _gpTask;

        // Hold a reference to the job
        private GeoprocessingJob _gpJob;

        public LocalServerGeoprocessing()

            // set up the sample

        private async void Initialize()
            // Create a map and add it to the view
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateLightGrayCanvasVector());

            // Load the tiled layer and get the path
            string rasterPath = GetRasterPath();

            // Create a tile cache using the path to the raster
            TileCache myTileCache = new TileCache(rasterPath);

            // Create the tiled layer from the tile cache
            ArcGISTiledLayer tiledLayer = new ArcGISTiledLayer(myTileCache);

            // Try to load the tiled layer
                // Wait for the layer to load
                await tiledLayer.LoadAsync();

                // Zoom to extent of the tiled layer
                await MyMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(tiledLayer.FullExtent);
            catch (Exception)
                MessageBox.Show("Couldn't load the tile package, ending sample load.");

            // Add the layer to the map

            // Try to start Local Server
                // LocalServer must not be running when setting the data path.
                if (LocalServer.Instance.Status == LocalServerStatus.Started)
                    await LocalServer.Instance.StopAsync();

                // Set the local data path - must be done before starting. On most systems, this will be C:\EsriSamples\AppData.
                // This path should be kept short to avoid Windows path length limitations.
                string tempDataPathRoot = Directory.GetParent(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.Windows)).FullName;
                string tempDataPath = Path.Combine(tempDataPathRoot, "EsriSamples", "AppData");
                Directory.CreateDirectory(tempDataPath); // CreateDirectory won't overwrite if it already exists.
                LocalServer.Instance.AppDataPath = tempDataPath;

                // Start the local server instance
                await LocalServer.Instance.StartAsync();
            catch (Exception ex)
                var localServerTypeInfo = typeof(LocalMapService).GetTypeInfo();
                var localServerVersion = FileVersionInfo.GetVersionInfo(localServerTypeInfo.Assembly.Location);

                MessageBox.Show($"Please ensure that local server {localServerVersion.FileVersion} is installed prior to using the sample. The download link is in the description. Message: {ex.Message}", "Local Server failed to start");

            // Get the path to the geoprocessing task
            string gpServiceUrl = GetGpPath();

            // Create the geoprocessing service
            _gpService = new LocalGeoprocessingService(gpServiceUrl, GeoprocessingServiceType.AsynchronousSubmitWithMapServiceResult);

            // Take action once the service loads
            _gpService.StatusChanged += GpServiceOnStatusChanged;

            // Try to start the service
                // Start the service
                await _gpService.StartAsync();
            catch (Exception)
                MessageBox.Show("geoprocessing service failed to start.");

        private async void GpServiceOnStatusChanged(object sender, StatusChangedEventArgs statusChangedEventArgs)
            // Return if the server hasn't started
            if (statusChangedEventArgs.Status != LocalServerStatus.Started) return;

            // Create the geoprocessing task from the service
            _gpTask = await GeoprocessingTask.CreateAsync(new Uri(_gpService.Url + "/Contour"));

            // Update UI
            MyUpdateContourButton.IsEnabled = true;
            MyLoadingIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

        private void GenerateContours()
            // Show the progress bar
            MyLoadingIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
            MyLoadingIndicator.IsIndeterminate = false;

            // Create the geoprocessing parameters
            GeoprocessingParameters gpParams = new GeoprocessingParameters(GeoprocessingExecutionType.AsynchronousSubmit);

            // Add the interval parameter to the geoprocessing parameters
            gpParams.Inputs["ContourInterval"] = new GeoprocessingDouble(MyContourSlider.Value);

            // Create the job
            _gpJob = _gpTask.CreateJob(gpParams);

            // Update the UI when job progress changes
            _gpJob.ProgressChanged += (sender, args) =>
                 Dispatcher.Invoke(() => { MyLoadingIndicator.Value = _gpJob.Progress; });

            // Be notified when the task completes (or other change happens)
            _gpJob.JobChanged += GpJobOnJobChanged;

            // Start the job

        private async void GpJobOnJobChanged(object o, EventArgs eventArgs)
            // Show message if job failed
            if (_gpJob.Status == JobStatus.Failed)
                MessageBox.Show("Job Failed");

            // Return if not succeeded
            if (_gpJob.Status != JobStatus.Succeeded) { return; }

            // Get the URL to the map service
            string gpServiceResultUrl = _gpService.Url.ToString();

            // Get the URL segment for the specific job results
            string jobSegment = "MapServer/jobs/" + _gpJob.ServerJobId;

            // Update the URL to point to the specific job from the service
            gpServiceResultUrl = gpServiceResultUrl.Replace("GPServer", jobSegment);

            // Create a map image layer to show the results
            ArcGISMapImageLayer myMapImageLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(new Uri(gpServiceResultUrl));

            // Load the layer
            await myMapImageLayer.LoadAsync();

            // This is needed because the event comes from outside of the UI thread
            Dispatcher.Invoke(() =>
                // Add the layer to the map

                // Hide the progress bar
                MyLoadingIndicator.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

                // Disable the generate button
                MyUpdateContourButton.IsEnabled = false;

                // Enable the reset button
                MyResetButton.IsEnabled = true;

        private static string GetRasterPath()
            return DataManager.GetDataFolder("f7c7b4a30fb9415896ba0d1921fe014b", "RasterHillshade.tpk");

        private static string GetGpPath()
            return DataManager.GetDataFolder("da9e565a52ca41c1937cff1a01017068", "Contour.gpk");

        private void MyResetButton_OnClick(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            // Remove the contour

            // Enable the generate button
            MyUpdateContourButton.IsEnabled = true;

            // Disable the reset button
            MyResetButton.IsEnabled = false;

        private void MyUpdateContourButton_OnClick(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            // Disable the generate button
            ((Button)sender).IsEnabled = false;

            // Generate the contours