data file

A data file is a stand-alone file containing geographic data that can be sideloaded on to a device. It is typically used in offline applications that never connect to a network. Examples of data files include shapefiles, tile packages, vector tile packages, geopackages, raster files, KML, and electronic nautical charts. Shapefiles, geopackages and KML can be edited locally; other types are read-only. Local data files are used by applications built with ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps.

Data files

Related terms

  • Geopackage
  • Shapefile
  • Tile package
  • Vector tile package
  • Raster file

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