I was trying to use the item's download method to download the data associated with a map image layer on Portal. But it doesn't seem to be able to download the data and I got b' ' as the output. I also tried the get_data method, which returns an error message saying "the JSON object must be str, not 'bytes'".
I did a similar workflow on a hosted feature layer on ArcGIS Online. And this time, it was able to download the item. But it only returns the data schema in a dictionary. Is there way to download the actual data behind a hosted feature service? Can the download method work with map image layers?
Or did I miss something here?