Problems with creation vtpk file in ArcGIS pro 2.0

11-28-2017 01:20 AM
New Contributor II

Hello GeoNet community! I've downloaded and started to use arcgis pro 2.0 free trial. First of all I wants to practice how to create my own vtpk file. I have red documentation and  saw video tutorial. My step by step issues during creating vtpk file are follows.

1) For creation vtpk file correct I have to generate vector tile index first.

There are some lines from esri's manual:

"Vector tiles can be created from any map or basemap in ArcGIS Pro, but there are some limitations and special considerations. The primary concern in making a map for vector tile creation is to build a valid and efficient map so that the resulting tiles draw quickly. 

There are some lines about poligons and other as well, I haven't  found step by step manual about "how to remove,  add or work" with them for creation vtpk from one of the basemaps.

When I set all needed fields and start creating vector tile index, then it shows me an error:

"001852: Layer type is not supported for vector tile packages.—Help | ArcGIS Desktop     

Turn off the visibility of unsupported layers in the map's Contents pane or remove them from the map."

In pro this represented by (Print3).

I haven't found that in Contents pane.What is right way for creation some area and creating vector tile index?

I have red this article as well and tried to do it like this,but it doesen't work!

Vector Tiles Part 1 - Creation — Esri UK 

 Also for creating procedure I have added tags for the map (Print2). And I have added tags into table for generating vetor tile index as well as shown in the article.

Please could anyone tell me what i'm doing wrong, is it possible to create it with free trial licence?

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New Contributor III

You are trying to use a raster basemap to create a vector tile layer which is inherently wrong, that's why the tool fails.

If you are just trying to play around with the vector tiles functionality, you should add some vector data in your map and try with that, any raster / imagery source will not be supported because the technology was born with vector data at its core.

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New Contributor II

Thanks for replying my question Marco! But I still have misundarstanding how should I do it, what did you mean as add some raster / imaginary source? Where I can get it for interesting area?

I want to create vtpk, and this is the first step for reach that. I saw this documentation Add layers and layer packages to a map—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop. (Print5)

I tried to do it by using catalog pane and I add some layers (imaginary layers), but still the same problem takes place (Print6). Which type of layer I should choose to create vector tile index and vtpk later. Or where I can find some vector data?  Could you represent me some step by step example, please

May be there is some easiest way. I want to extract some area for vtpk generator. Could it be from some basemap?

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