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Building Applications with the ShapeServer REST API

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]
ShapeServer is powered by REST services that expose objects suchs a ShapefileFeatures, ShapefileMetaData and so on. This series of topics takes you through a high-level overview of using the ShapeServer REST APIs to achieve the end-to-end experience of uploading data, managing it and delivering it. Each section has a description of the process and example HTTP requests and responses.
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You need an API key to access any of the ShapeServer REST services. Register for an account and click here to view your API key.

ShapeServer Development Tasks using the REST API

Each topic in the list contains a set of developer tasks based on the ShapeServer application workflow.
Topic Description
Upload shapefiles with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to upload shapefiles.
List shapefiles with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to retrieve a list of shapefiles accessible by you. Their metadata is also included.
Get feature data with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to retrieve, export and transform feature data from shapefiles.
Visualize feature data with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to generate an image with feature data.
Map feature data with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to create a static map with feature data.
View shapefile structure with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to view the structure of shapefiles and their attribute data.
Delete shapefiles with the ShapeServer REST API Shows how to delete shapefiles from ShapeServer.

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