[Qgis-developer] REST services

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 07:25:39 EST 2010

I've given a look to the qgisrest plugin. When a text/plain response
is given it tries to parse it as GeoJSON. Arcgis doesn't follow this
standard, that's why you won't be able to use the returned object.
Anyway, you could easily add support for it, implementing your own
Format for qgisrest [1]


[1] http://svn.reprojected.com/qgisplugins/trunk/qgisrest/vectorformats/Formats/

2010/11/10 G. Allegri <giohappy at gmail.com>:
> Hi.
> As you know rest services are generics, and the semantics of arcgis
> server rest services responses must be known to parse them. The rest
> plugin, as far as I see, are generics too. You can easily query an
> arcgis service (i.e. rest/services/your_service/MapServer?f=pjson) and
> you simply receive the json response, but then you aren't able to use
> it to load the listed features in qgis.
> The arcgis rest services also permit to request an image response. The
> same as above, it doesn't follow any standard format, so the answer
> (afaik) is no, you can't load arcgis rest services response (neither
> vectors nor images) on Qgis.
> Maybe others have experimented with it...
> giovanni
> 2010/11/10 Aigars V <aigarsv at gmail.com>:
>> Hi.
>> Is there a possibility to add ArcGIS REST services (ArcGIS Map service) to
>> QGIS.
>> There is a plugin  - QGISRest (with lack of some documentation), but it
>> looks that it works only to list info about this service but not to add any
>> data ?
>> Any suggestions ?? Thanks.
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