The .NET Runtime app I'm developing is in need of nationwide (US) street and imagery base maps for all zoom levels. When connected the app can use ArcGIS Online base maps, however, I need tiled based maps for offline use. I'm looking to side load the tile caches and am looking for source data options.
I've seen the samples of downloading ArcGIS Online tiles at runtime, but this strategy has two caveats:
- Forces users to download tiles before they go offline
- The available ArcGIS online data services (i.e. World Street Map) are limited to zoom levels 0-9.
As far as I can tell, there seems to be a gap for providing tile caches for ArcGIS Runtime SDKs like .NET apps that go offline. I am hoping there are other solutions besides a massive endeavor of creating custom base map tile caches. Is the ESRI Data Appliance a valid option? Are there any other options out there?