The OpenGIS Location Services (OpenLS) Specifications detail the core services and abstract data types (ADT) that comprise the GeoMobility Server. This server is an open location services platform for wireless Web services defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.
The ArcWeb Services OpenLS API supports OpenLS version 1.1 functionality including geocoding, mapping, routing, finding points of interest, and finding the locations of wireless devices.
Use the following OpenLS samples to help you get started with ArcWeb Services:
What the API can do
For a look at how this API compares to the others, see the ArcWeb API chart.
- Create maps with polygons, lines, and points.
- Re-center or pan map.
- Turn layers on and off.
- Work with group layers.
- Return a URL for a given map area.
- Geocode by address or partial address.
- Batch geocode.
- Reverse geocode.
- Create routes and driving directions.
- Obtain driving directions in one of 10 languages.
- Get route geometry.
- Get data within a certain proximity of a given extent, geometry, or x,y location.
- Find points of interest.
- Find locations of wireless devices.
- Access custom map and spatial query services.
- Set map service styles.
- Generate an authentication token.