ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Export Vector Tiles

Demonstrates how to export vector tiles with its style from a vector tiled layer.

How it works

To export tiles from an ArcGISVectorTiledLayer:

  1. Create an ExportVectorTilesTask, passing in the PortalItem for the vector tiled layer. Since vector tiled layers are premium content, you must first authenticate with the Portal.
  2. Create default ExportTilesParameters with task.createDefaultExportTilesParametersAsync(extent, maxScale).
  3. Call task.exportVectorTilesAsync(defaultParams, vtpkPath, resourcePath) to create the ExportVectorTilesJob. The resource path is required if you want to export the tiles with the style.
  4. Call job.start() to start the export job.
  5. When the job is done, use job.getResult() to get the resulting ExportVectorTilesResult.
  6. You can load the result as a ArcGISVectorTiledLayer with new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(result.getVectorTileCache(), result.getItemResourceCache()).


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package com.esri.samples.tiledlayers.export_vector_tiles;

import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.application.Platform;
import javafx.geometry.Point2D;
import javafx.geometry.Pos;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.Alert;
import javafx.scene.control.Button;
import javafx.scene.control.ProgressBar;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.concurrent.Job;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.concurrent.ListenableFuture;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Envelope;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.ArcGISVectorTiledLayer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.Layer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.loadable.LoadStatus;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ItemResourceCache;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.Graphic;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.GraphicsOverlay;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.portal.Portal;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.portal.PortalItem;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.symbology.SimpleLineSymbol;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.tasks.vectortilecache.ExportVectorTilesJob;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.tasks.vectortilecache.ExportVectorTilesParameters;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.tasks.vectortilecache.ExportVectorTilesResult;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.tasks.vectortilecache.ExportVectorTilesTask;

public class ExportVectorTilesSample extends Application {

  private MapView mapView;

  public void start(Stage stage) {

    try {
      // create stack pane and application scene
      StackPane stackPane = new StackPane();
      Scene scene = new Scene(stackPane);

      // set title, size, and add scene to stage
      stage.setTitle("Export Vector Tiles Sample");

      // set the map to the map view
      mapView = new MapView();

      // authenticate with an organization account on
      AuthenticationManager.setAuthenticationChallengeHandler(new DefaultAuthenticationChallengeHandler());

      // get the portal item of the vector tile service
      Portal portal = new Portal("", true);
      PortalItem portalItem = new PortalItem(portal, "86f556a2d1fd468181855a35e344567f");
      portalItem.addDoneLoadingListener(() -> {
        if (portalItem.getLoadStatus() == LoadStatus.LOADED) {
          // loading the vector tiled layer will invoke the authentication challenge
          ArcGISVectorTiledLayer vectorTiledLayer = new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(portalItem);
          ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap(new Basemap(vectorTiledLayer));
        } else {
          Alert alert = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.ERROR, portalItem.getLoadError().getCause().getMessage());

      // create a graphics overlay for the map view
      GraphicsOverlay graphicsOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

      // create a graphic to show a box around the tiles we want to download
      Graphic downloadArea = new Graphic();
      SimpleLineSymbol simpleLineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbol.Style.SOLID, 0xFFFF0000, 2);

      // update the box whenever the viewpoint changes
      mapView.addViewpointChangedListener(viewpointChangedEvent -> {
        if (mapView.getMap().getLoadStatus() == LoadStatus.LOADED) {
          // upper left corner of the downloaded tile cache area
          Point2D minScreenPoint = new Point2D(50, 50);
          // lower right corner of the downloaded tile cache area
          Point2D maxScreenPoint = new Point2D(mapView.getWidth() - 50, mapView.getHeight() - 50);
          // convert screen points to map points
          Point minPoint = mapView.screenToLocation(minScreenPoint);
          Point maxPoint = mapView.screenToLocation(maxScreenPoint);
          // use the points to define and return an envelope
          if (minPoint != null && maxPoint != null) {
            Envelope envelope = new Envelope(minPoint, maxPoint);

      // create button to export tiles
      Button exportTilesButton = new Button("Export Vector Tiles");

      // create progress bar to show task progress
      ProgressBar progressBar = new ProgressBar();

      // when the button is clicked, export the tiles to a temporary file
      exportTilesButton.setOnAction(e -> {
        try {
          File vtpkFile = File.createTempFile("tiles", ".vtpk");
          File resDir = Files.createTempDirectory("StyleItemResources").toFile();
          Layer layer = mapView.getMap().getBasemap().getBaseLayers().get(0);
          double maxScale = layer.getMaxScale();
          ExportVectorTilesTask task = new ExportVectorTilesTask((PortalItem) layer.getItem());
          ListenableFuture<ExportVectorTilesParameters> createParams = task
              .createDefaultExportVectorTilesParametersAsync(downloadArea.getGeometry(), maxScale);
          createParams.addDoneListener(() -> {
            try {
              ExportVectorTilesParameters params = createParams.get();
              ExportVectorTilesJob job = task.exportVectorTiles(params, vtpkFile.getAbsolutePath(), resDir
              job.addProgressChangedListener(() -> progressBar.setProgress(job.getProgress() / 100.0));
              job.addJobDoneListener(() -> {
                if (job.getStatus() == Job.Status.SUCCEEDED) {
                  // show preview of exported tiles in alert
                  ExportVectorTilesResult tilesResult = job.getResult();
                  VectorTileCache tileCache = tilesResult.getVectorTileCache();
                  ItemResourceCache resourceCache = tilesResult.getItemResourceCache();
                  Alert preview = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.INFORMATION);
                  preview.setHeaderText("Exported tiles to " + tileCache.getPath() + "\nExported resources to " +
                  MapView mapPreview = new MapView();
                  mapPreview.setMinSize(400, 400);
                  ArcGISVectorTiledLayer tiledLayerPreview = new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(tileCache, resourceCache);
                  ArcGISMap previewMap = new ArcGISMap(new Basemap(tiledLayerPreview));
                } else {
                  Alert alert = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.ERROR, job.getError().getAdditionalMessage());
                Platform.runLater(() -> progressBar.setVisible(false));
            } catch (InterruptedException | ExecutionException ex) {
              Alert alert = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.ERROR, ex.getMessage());
        } catch (IOException ex) {
          Alert alert = new Alert(Alert.AlertType.ERROR, "Failed to create temporary file");

      // add the map view, button, and progress bar to stack pane
      stackPane.getChildren().addAll(mapView, exportTilesButton, progressBar);
      StackPane.setAlignment(exportTilesButton, Pos.TOP_LEFT);
      StackPane.setAlignment(progressBar, Pos.TOP_RIGHT);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      // on any error, display the stack trace.

   * Stops and releases all resources used in application.
  public void stop() {

    if (mapView != null) {

   * Opens and runs application.
   * @param args arguments passed to this application
  public static void main(String[] args) {



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