A task used to take a map offline. Taking a map offline involves downloading an online map and its data, including all the supported layers, tables, renderers, web map configuration etc. so that it can be used offline without a network connection. There are two workflows available for taking maps offline:
The ahead-of-time workflow (also sometimes referred to as the preplanned workflow)
The on-demand workflow
Ahead-of-time workflow. In this workflow the author of a web map defines geographical areas (offline map areas) to take offline. ArcGIS Online, or ArcGIS Enterprise, uses these to prepare offline map content that is stored online. Download the offline map content to a device using the DownloadPreplannedOfflineMapJob. Note that this API refers to an offline map area as a PreplannedMapArea. For more information about authoring offline map areas, see https://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/manage-data/take-maps-offline.htm.
On-demand workflow. Here the app passes a specific area of interest to a GenerateOfflineMapJob to generate and download the map content to the device. Using this workflow, you can choose to keep online only services (e.g. those that require a network connection) in your offline map. Be aware that an offline map which uses online only services will require a network connection and may require authentication.
Returns a job that is used to download the preplanned map area specified by the given parameters object. The job that is returned is dormant and needs to be explicitly started. The job will fail if the last directory in the download directory path cannot be created or is not empty.
Returns a job that is used to generate an offline map using the specified parameters and overrides. The job that is returned is dormant and needs to be explicitly started. The job will fail if the last directory in the download directory path cannot be created or is not empty.
Returns a Result of GenerateOfflineMapParameterOverrides created from the specified GenerateOfflineMapParameters parameters. When the task completes the GenerateOfflineMapParameterOverrides will be populated reflecting the values in the GenerateOfflineMapParameters parameters. The overrides may be inspected and modified to change the offline data before passing onto creating a job with OfflineMapTask.generateOfflineMap(GenerateOfflineMapParameters, String, GenerateOfflineMapParameterOverrides).