Publish vector tiles

Publishing a vector tile service is the process of using data management tools to create a new vector tile service from an existing feature layer in a feature service. You use this process to publish a new vector tile service that can be easily accessed by applications or to optimize accessing data.

How to create new services

To create a new hosted vector tile layer (item) and vector tile service from a feature layer, you can use or ArcGIS Pro.

  1. Go to or your ArcGIS Enterprise portal.
  2. Click > Content, click an existing feature layer, and then click Publish > Vector tile layer.

When you use these tools, the following are created:

  1. Hosted layer (item): A new hosted vector tile layer to manage the service.
  2. Data service: A vector tile service to access the tile data.
Data hosting
The Process to manage data services with and ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

Tools, data, and services

Below is a list of the tools, input data source, and the hosted layer (item) created.

ToolInput Data SourceOutput Item typeOutput Layer and Data ServiceUse Case
1. (Publish)Feature layer (hosted)Tile layer (Image tiles) (hosted)Image tile service (Map Service)Data access, Display static tiles
1. (Publish)Feature layer (hosted)Tile layer (Vector tiles) (hosted)Vector tile serviceData access, Display vector tile data




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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