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Is it possible to use hosted tile layer to take maps offline in Collector

Question asked by MChilcott on Oct 27, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2015 by jupitergis

Hi Peoples,

 

Summary:

We want to take our ArcGIS Online hosted tile layer offline for use in Collector for ArcGIS.  Is this possible?

Ie, we want to publish tiles to ArcGIS Online as a cached map service, and then allow clients to export the cache tiles, so we can use the layer for Collector Offline editing.

 

ArcGIS Online : Publish Tiles

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/share-maps/publish-tiles.htm

Above is the reference to publish tiles to ArcGIS Online.

Specifically we build the tiles in ArcGIS for Desktop, and upload them to server.

 

 

Collector: Take Maps Offline

http://doc.arcgis.com/en/collector/android/create-maps/offline-map-prep.htm

Above is the reference about data requirements for Take maps Offline.

There is a cryptic note:

Note: Going offline requires using hosted data or ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Server or later. Using a hosted tile layer as a basemap is not supported.

 

 

It would appear then, that it is not possible to create a tiled map service, in ArcGIS Online, that we can then use in Collector for offline editing.

 

Any work around for this?

 

PS:  Normally we would use our own ArcGIS Server instance to allow clients to export the cache tiles, but we have had issues moving to 10.2.2, so thought that in the interim we would be able to upload to ArcGIS Online to work around the problem.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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