Adding a filter to a GeoEvent Service

Filters can be added to GeoEvent Services to filter out GeoEvents that do not meet a set of conditions. Filters are added to a GeoEvent Service using a service designer similar to ModelBuilder in ArcGIS for Desktop. The difference is rather than working with geoprocessing elements, a service designer is working with GeoEvent Service elements (for example, Input Connectors, Output Connectors, filters, and processors).

Filters can be added to a GeoEvent Service by selecting a filter element and dragging it onto the canvas or by double-clicking the filter element in the element tray—in either case, a properties dialog box will open, allowing you to configure the filter element being added.

See Filters to learn more about the filters available with GeoEvent Processor.


With ArcGIS 10.2.1 GeoEvent Processor for Server, the service designer used to create, modify, and publish GeoEvent Services is integrated into GeoEvent Processor Manager. With previous releases, the Service Designer was available as a separate application.

Step-by-step instructions illustrating how to add filters to a GeoEvent Service can be found in the Introduction to GeoEvent Processor tutorial. Access the Introduction to GeoEvent Processor tutorial from GeoEvent Processor tutorials.