Exporting Vector Tile Package

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01-30-2019 05:57 AM
MichalStolba
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I am trying to export vector tiles (.vtpk) for offline use, preferably from https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f42ec2699c7d4819bbbe60eca31b6b3e  or even better the vector variant of Light Gray Canvas (I would even like to do some edits to the map or add my own style).

I am trying to do it via ArcGIS Pro, but regardless of what I try, I get Error 00102 "Map does not contain a required layer type for web vector tile layer"

What am I doing wrong?

Or could you suggest some other way to do the desired task? I have also tried Tile Package Kreator but id does not seem to support vector tiles.

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MarkBockenhauer
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Michal,

Currently, there is no support for extracting Vector Tiles in ArcGIS Pro.

For offline editing in Collector it is possible to create map areas in the .vtpk format.  The map areas are associated with the web map.  When used in Collector the map area can be downloaded for offline use in Collector.Take web maps offline—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

There is no out of the box tool available that I am aware of for doing this, however using the Runtime SDK a developer could write a tool to extract vector tiles from a vector tile service that has export enabled.  ExportVectorTilesTask Class 

Mark

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MarkBockenhauer
Esri Regular Contributor

Michal,

Currently, there is no support for extracting Vector Tiles in ArcGIS Pro.

For offline editing in Collector it is possible to create map areas in the .vtpk format.  The map areas are associated with the web map.  When used in Collector the map area can be downloaded for offline use in Collector.Take web maps offline—ArcGIS Online Help | ArcGIS 

There is no out of the box tool available that I am aware of for doing this, however using the Runtime SDK a developer could write a tool to extract vector tiles from a vector tile service that has export enabled.  ExportVectorTilesTask Class 

Mark

MichalStolba
New Contributor II

Hi Mark,

thank you very much, that means I don't need to waste more time on trying

that! The SDK approach seems to be the most suitable.

Best,

Michal

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BKS
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Hi Mark,

I realize this was answered over 2 years ago but...

I'm looking to create an offline map for s123.  The AOI is the size of an average province or US state.  I suspect that if it were possible that an ESRI vector tile basemap (vector tile cache) for this area would be less than 50MB.  If I provide a tile package for the basemap, it will be closer to 500MB.   I realize I could break it up into areas but if it's possible I'd rather provide one offline map.  

Has anything changed in this regard in past 2+ years?  If not, any plans to add? 

Thanks, bks

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ChrisVandenberg
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@BKS I had the same exact question! It would be great to use a state-wide vtpk in s123 apps, but I've hit the same road block. Any insight?

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BKS
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@ChrisVandenberg.  Funny you should ask.  That was so long ago and I'm just about to be looking at this again in the next week or so.  I do not have a solution yet but I'm hopeful I'll be able to resolve this in the coming weeks.    Also, ESRI Canada is putting on a webinar next Feb 8 for taking their Community Map of Canada offline.  I'm somewhat optimistic this might be helpful to my requirement.  Sounds like you are in USA but you might find this useful regardless.  

I will post whatever I learn in the coming weeks if you can please do the same it would be much appreciated.

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