Does the Runtime SDK have any provision for GeoPDF?

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07-05-2017 11:14 AM
NathanMellor
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I haven't seen anything about it. 

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dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

No. What sort of support are you looking for?

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NathanMellor
Occasional Contributor

Displaying them from a file. Have it listed on this page as a supported format. 

Add raster data—ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET | ArcGIS for Developers 

GeoPDF isn't my personal choice. I personally think it is a crummy format. 

But organizations such as the USGS publish GeoPDFs, so users ask about them. 

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dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

I'm not really following. You want PDF to be a layer type to embed with the other layers in the MapView?

PDF is used for publishing/sharing documents, so it would make sense to be able to generate GeoPDF from a map to share, but I don't really see how this could work as a layer in the map.

The link you pointed to doesn't show PDF as supported. PDF isn't a raster format either, so wouldn't belong there in any case.

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NathanMellor
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Scenario is user says "Hey, I have this GeoPDF I got from the USGS. Can I display that in your app?" (doesn't care about implementation details). 

I think I need to say "No". Am I correct?

I think I could also say. " . . . but maybe if you can get it in Geotiff." (cause Geotiff appears to be a supported raster format). Correct?

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dotMorten_esri
Esri Frequent Contributor

Yeah pretty much. It's kind of like saying: "I have a PDF... can I add that to my Word document?" vs. "I have some text and images, can I add that to my Word document?"

So yes, GeoTiff should work.

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NathanMellor
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But does Geotiff work if I don't have a Standard license or above?

That makes a difference. My customers are consumers, not professionals. They would not be paying for a Standard license. 

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