Avoid loading tons of features in the map from client side.

Discussion created by jlunse on Oct 30, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2013 by evtguy
This is my first post, so please be nice to me and advice me if I'm positing wrong, or so.

We are implementing a web based map using JavaScript and I'm currently testing it. It seems like there is potential problems when many features are loaded and I would like to know if it is possible to control this from the client side. I know that it could be controlled on ArcGIS server 10.0, with property MaxRecordCount, but it is still a potential problem, I think.

So, I wonder if it is recommended to also add a control on the client side, in some way? I was thinking about a scenario where I limit the number of allowed features in the map and simply show a information message, asking the user to zoom in, once this limit is exceeded.

Any recommendations, suggestions or tips & tricks is very much appreciated.