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Open mobile map package

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Display a map from a mobile map package.


Use case

An .mmpk file is an archive containing the data (specifically, basemaps and features) used to display an offline map. A mobile map package may need to be unpacked to a directory to allow read support for certain data types.

How it works

  1. Create a MobileMapPackage specifying the path to the .mmpk file.
  2. Use MobileMapPackage.IsDirectReadSupportedAsync() to check whether the package can be read in the archived form (.mmpk) or whether it needs to be unpacked.
  3. If the mobile map package requires unpacking, call MobileMapPackage.UnpackAsync() and wait for this to complete.
  4. Load the mobile map package with mmpk.LoadAsync().
  5. After it successfully loads, get the map from the .mmpk and add it to the map view.

Relevant API

  • MapView
  • MobileMapPackage


mmpk, mobile map package, offline

Sample Code

    xmlns:esriUI="using:Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls" >
    <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
// Copyright 2017 Esri.
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using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using System.Linq;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.OpenMobileMap
        "Open mobile map (map package)",
        "This sample demonstrates how to open a mobile map from a map package.",
        "The map package will be downloaded from an ArcGIS Online portal automatically.")]
    public partial class OpenMobileMap
        public OpenMobileMap()

        private async void Initialize()
            // Get the path to the mobile map package.
            string filepath = GetMmpkPath();

                // Open the map package.
                MobileMapPackage myMapPackage = await MobileMapPackage.OpenAsync(filepath);

                // Load the package.
                await myMapPackage.LoadAsync();

                // Display the first map in the package.
                MyMapView.Map = myMapPackage.Maps.First();
            catch (Exception e)
                await new MessageDialog(e.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();

        /// <summary>
        /// This abstracts away platform & sample viewer-specific code for accessing local files.
        /// </summary>
        /// <returns>String that is the path to the file on disk.</returns>
        private static string GetMmpkPath()
            return DataManager.GetDataFolder("e1f3a7254cb845b09450f54937c16061", "Yellowstone.mmpk");