hello, my name is Asaf and I recently installed ArcGis descktop 10, Every time I try to download a map package I get a message: invalid package> error reading package content. I'd be gratefull to hear from anyone how might know how to solve this problem
here are the steps I took to download and install the program:
ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial software Instructions
A. Before you install ArcGIS for Desktop
B. Activate your authorization code
C. Download and install ArcGIS for Desktop Student Trial
Thanks for the reply,
I have ArcGis desktop 10.0 I am not sure which version the map packages I
am trying to open were made with, but the only one I could open is the one
I uploaded my self which is in version 10.0.
One of the ones I couldn't open is the U.S. counties layer, the first map u
see when you go to add data online through arcmap.
According to the documentation, map packages can be opened in any ArcGIS software version 10.0 or higher, so the versioning shouldn't be an issue. Did you create this map package? Or did you get the package elsewhere? Is there a way that you can upload the map package to this thread so that others can test it?
Hi Adrian, the one I uploaded I made myself as part of a course taken
throw Coursera.org, I can open that one. I'll put the url for it tomorrow,
it's shared publicly on my arcgis.com account. I'll check the url for one I
can't open too.
Thanks for the help
Have you checked this link 41500 - Error reading package contents ?
Moreover, One (who created the package) needs to create the Map package for 10 or ALL, if you want to extract it with ArcGIS 10.0 for Desktop.
Hi Jayanata, I checked the link you gave me and updated Microsoft.net framework to 4.6.1 but it didn't help, I also tried to open(unpack) the package with ArcCatalog but for some reason when I browse for the package with ArcCatalog or ArcMap it doesn't show, even though its in: my pc>downloads. here is the url for the package I did and uploaded my self, which I can open:
one example of a package I cant open is the U.S. counties layer which is the first one in the featured maps when clicking add data from ArcGIS online on ArcMap. I don't know which version was used to make it, only that it was made in 2012.
something is wrong with your arc* then. The install is corrupt...too old... too sick, improperly installed ... or X ... it is impossible to decipher from the outcomes that you have... other than the fact that you can load your own. So something that you create knows something about your arc* that other things don't know.