Sending a large gis data through an email suggest ?

Discussion created by progis99 on Mar 15, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 by dknolan

So I have been thinking about this for some time this morning about how to send someone with a large GIS data.


I have googled on that topic but I was wonder if this would work. In the past, someone from the military base sent me a file geodatabase and then change the extension from .gdb to something else like .xxx or whatever. So, when I got it and then I change it back to .gdb back.


So if you have a really large GIS data and you need to send it to someone... What would you do ?


My thought was is to pull that large GIS data and open in ArcMap and then create it into Map package and send it to some through an email.


   1. Will that work if the map package compressed and make it through the email system ? What if the map package has  

      increase the file size ?

   2. Are there any pros or cons when you use it and send it to someone ?

   3. Are there others that can I use other than Map package ? I know about ftp, zip, 7zip and upload and download through           such as dropbox, or some other cloud storage to share with. I am aware about AGOL that too.