Set View Definition- Specify Area of Interest (AOI) using features from another layer?

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01-23-2020 09:17 AM
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DanielleKulas
Occasional Contributor III

When setting the view definition, it's very handy to have the option to define by features, fields, or area of interest. I'm wondering if the AOI option could be expanded so that you can use features from another hosted layer to set the AOI. For instance, features in my point view layer overlapping polygons from another layer would be visible whereas points falling outside the features from the "AOI layer" would not be visible.

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DataOfficer

This would be extremely useful for our purposes also. We have a large number of point features which we need to display to different users based on the boundaries of other feature layers (e.g. land ownership). This would need to update 'live' as new point features are added, rather than simply extracting the data within that area to a new file.

RyanCooper5

This would be extremely useful for creating views for zones with fairly precise boundaries. I know using Python you can update the view definition on the service and I have had some success with basic geometries via that route. That said, I ran against limitations in the size of the AOI geometry and incomplete support for multipolygon geometries.