Querying a feature layer

Given an Esri feature layer, you can find features that lie within a certain area on a map. The available features depend on the layer. For example, the feature layer might provide information about US cities or recent incidents of theft.


To query a feature layer:
  1. In the Map window, draw a shape that defines the area of the map that you are interested in, and then select it.
    Note: A shape for this purpose must be enclosed (a circle, a rectangle, or a polygon, for example). You can also select a buffer or a service area to use instead.
  2. From the toolbox, select Query a Feature Layer.
    The names and descriptions of the available feature layers are displayed for each connected server.
  3. Select the feature layer that you want to query.
  4. Click Go.

    Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri adds the result of querying the feature layer to the Results tab in the Map window.

  5. In the Results tab, click the green View Query Results icon for the Query a Feature Layer result.

    Analyst's Notebook Connector for Esri adds a Query Results layer to the Layers tab, and displays the features on the map.