I have tried to follow the amazing John Nelson's online suggestions, but keep coming up short.
I download .pitemx files, and have no way seemingly of opening them in ArcGIS Pro. Help ?
I was also having this issue, but then I completed the Pro 2.3.0 software upgrade and was able to open those downloads.
Same problem here
I have the same problem!
Thank you very much !
I too upgraded to ArcGIS Pro 2.3, and now the files load correctly.
And just for anybody who still doesn't know how to do this, here are the explicit instructions:
I downloaded an esri vector basemap to a .pitemx format file, double clicked this file, and did see ArcGIS Pro open, but it was blank, and no data opened or displayed. The map I downloaded came from https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=fae788aa91e54244b161b59725dcbb2a
I was hoping to try and bring in vector maps into ArcGIS Pro to replace the raster background imagery-I basically need streets and building footprints in a lighter weight package than raster data.
Does it work if you do "Open in ArcGIS Pro" from here:
That link did work, the .pitemx file did open up a map in Pro when I double clicked on it. How is that different than the map I linked to? Thanks for the working link! While I'm at it, have you found a working vector map showing building footprints within the US?
I honestly have no idea...
This one is ok: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f40326b0dea54330ae39584012807126
- When I tried to download it, I had the same issue you did with the OSM layer. I had to add it via "Data from Path"
You can read more about it / download the GeoJSONs by state here: GitHub - microsoft/USBuildingFootprints: Computer generated building footprints for the United States
If you need it in another form: https://esri.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=bb69f10baf334d4c935a0fb23d758f38
Yeah, there appears to be two types of .pitemx files, those automated kind with file names of item.pitemx, and those that are actual packages people create by exporting them from Pro and uploading them to AGOL (or your local portal). Those latter kinds seem to work, which is what I was referring to when I wrote that. I always get those item.pitemx to open Pro but they don't extract anything into Pro.
But, that's probably because that's a vector tile layer, and you won't actually download the contents to your computer. VTL's are something you would just add to your Pro map by using the Add Data option. For that OSM VTL you provided, I just searched the Living Atlas in Pro Portal from the Add Data option for "OpenStreetMap", and bam, there are all your OSM VTL options to chose from to add to your map.
If you're experiencing #BUG-000122065 Opening an ArcGIS Online Item in ArcGIS Desktop (ArcGIS Pro) when an instance of Pro is already running, creates a new instance of Pro instead of adding the item to the existing instance be sure to contact TS and attach yourself to the bug in hopes that it will soon be corrected.
it turns out that the pitem file does not pop up in the project until was added the topographic layer. So, be aware of metadata.
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