I see that the new Pro annotation is not yet supported in mobile map packages. Is that on the road map?
Still, in the coming soon category. While ArcGIS Pro 2.3 will write annotation into a mobile map package, we still need to do the work client side (Esri Runtime) and release new versions of the apps (Explorer, Navigator, etc..) that can read the annotation.
The Esri Runtime is schedule for completion in March, updated apps will be released soon after..
Also, you will need to create your annotation with ArcGIS Pro 2.3 and future versions. Prior annotation is not supported for packaging in a Mobile Map.
It is a known Enhancement request.
Any progress on this, Esri? Would it be more sexy to designate it as a mobile client friendly technology, such as label tiles?
In reviewing the AGP 2.3 (internal) Help Doc, topology, annotation, and route layers are not supported in *.mmpk's. As Mark referenced above, it's a known enhancement request - not sure where it falls in the Dev process though.
Thanks for the reply. There are genuine cartographic principles at issue here. Representations were also an attempt to address them some time ago, and what happened to that? Perhaps cross-platform, web/mobile mapping is still not considered a place for serious map makers.
Sorry - correction to my last response. The internal help redirected to the 2.2 help. According to What's New at 2.3 - "Upgraded annotation can be packaged in Mobile Map Packages" - so yes!
Rejoice! I look forward to my first demo to my Electric clients!
Curious to know if there has been any recent progress and/or news on the updated ESRI apps to be able to read upgraded ArcGIS pro 2.3 annotation? Thanks...
Based on the What's New in 2.3, I was excited to upgrade our annotation file(s) to test how this would work on a mmpk, but didn't know ESRI apps can't read it yet.
I just got back from the DevSummit, and the word is that Runtime release 100.5 is supposed to support annotation and reference scales, and is due out the end of March.
We need to release the apps on Runtime 100.5, it's difficult to give a precise timeline for when each App (Navigator, Explorer) and OS (Android, IOS, Windows) will be released on ArcGIS Runtime 100.5, but we are actively working on it.
We have Pro 2.3.2 and Runtime 100.5. We are trying to use Pro to create MMPKs with Annotation Layers, to be used in a 100.5 app, and Pro is giving us the dreaded...
"The layer type is not supported in runtime content:"...<the annotation layer name>
I thought anno was now supported in Runtime 100.5?
Thanks for any assistance!
You have to convert the annotation to Pro annotation. I use a Python script that creates a file geodatabase and performs the conversion before calling the create MMPK tool.
So if you are a shop that uses both ArcMap and Pro, once you upgrade annotation for this new functionality available in Pro, the annotation will be completely unusable in ArcMap? Makes it kind of difficult to upgrade without at least read access in ArcMap.
Great, thanks Mark. I missed this helpful piece of info in the Help docs. Can you point me to where that resides?
Gold, man. Thanks!
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