How to work with vector tile services

To start using vector tile services, you first need to create a feature service hosted in ArcGIS. Once you have a feature service, you use a data management tool to publish a hosted vector tile layer and vector tile service. This process is known as publishing a vector tile layer. After a vector tile service is created, you can use the hosted vector tile layer to manage the layer and the service settings.

The steps to create and use a vector tile service are:

  1. Create a feature layer in a feature service by importing data.
  2. Manage the hosted feature layer (item) and service properties. NOTE: Be sure to configure the styling with visualization settings before publishing.
  3. Publish the vector tile layer and service from the hosted feature layer (item).
  4. Manage the hosted vector tile layer (item) and service properties.
  5. Access the service and display the tiles.
Data hosting
Access hosted vector tile layers and vector tile services from your applications.




API support

Use Client APIs to create, manage, and access data services. The table below outlines the level of support for each API.

ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Kotlin1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Swift1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for .NET1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Qt1
ArcGIS API for Python
Esri Leaflet2
MapLibre GL JS23
Full supportPartial supportNo support
  • 1. Use portal class and direct REST API requests
  • 2. Access via ArcGIS REST JS
  • 3. Requires manually setting styles for renderers


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