Generate offline map with local basemap

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Use the OfflineMapTask to take a web map offline, but instead of downloading an online basemap, use one which is already on the device.

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Use case

There are a number of use-cases where you may wish to use a basemap which is already on the device, rather than downloading:

  • You want to limit the total download size.
  • You want to be able to share a single set of basemap files between many offline maps.
  • You want to use a custom basemap (for example authored in ArcGIS Pro) which is not available online.
  • You do not wish to sign into ArcGIS.com in order to download Esri basemaps.

The author of a web map can support the use of basemaps which are already on a device by configuring the web map to specify the name of a suitable basemap file. This could be a basemap which:

  • Has been authored in ArcGIS Pro to make use of your organization's custom data.
  • Is available as a PortalItem which can be downloaded once and re-used many times.

How to use the sample

  1. Click on "Generate Offline Map".
  2. You will be prompted to choose whether you wish to download the online basemap or use the "naperville_imagery.tpkx" basemap which is already on the device.
  3. If you choose to download the online basemap, the offline map will be generated with the same (topographic) basemap as the online web map.
  4. To download the Esri basemap, you may be prompted to sign in to ArcGIS.com.
  5. If you choose to use the basemap from the device, the offline map will be generated with the local imagery basemap. The download will be quicker since no tiles are exported or downloaded.
  6. Since the application is not exporting online ArcGIS Online basemaps you will not need to log-in.

How it works

  1. The sample creates a PortalItem object using a web map's ID. This portal item is used to initialize an OfflineMapTask object. When the button is clicked, the sample requests the default parameters for the task, with the selected extent, by calling OfflineMapTask::createDefaultGenerateOfflineMapParameters.
  2. If the user chooses to use the basemap on the device, the GenerateOfflineMapParameters::referenceBasemapDirectory is set to the absolute path of the directory which contains the .tpkx file.
  3. A GenerateOfflineMapJob is created by calling OfflineMapTask::generateOfflineMap passing the parameters and the download location for the offline map.
  4. When the GenerateOfflineMapJob is started it will check whether GenerateOfflineMapParameters::referenceBasemapDirectory has been set. If this property is set, no online basemap will be downloaded and instead, the mobile map will be created with a reference to the .tpkx on the device.

Relevant API

  • GenerateOfflineMapJob
  • GenerateOfflineMapParameters
  • GenerateOfflineMapResult
  • OfflineMapTask

Offline data

Read more about how to set up the sample's offline data here.

Link Local Location
Naperville Imagery Tile Package <userhome>/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data/tpkx/naperville_imagery.tpkx

Tags

basemap, download, local, offline, save, web map

Sample Code

GenerateOfflineMapLocalBasemap.qmlDownloadButton.qmlGenerateOfflineMapLocalBasemap.cppGenerateOfflineMapLocalBasemap.hGenerateWindow.qml
                                                                                                                                                             
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// [WriteFile Name=GenerateOfflineMapLocalBasemap, Category=Maps]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2019 Esri.

// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at
// http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
// distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
// WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.
// [Legal]

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import QtQuick.Layouts 1.3
import Esri.Samples 1.0
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Toolkit 100.11

GenerateOfflineMapLocalBasemapSample {
    id: offlineMapSample
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

    onUpdateStatus: generateWindow.statusText = status;
    onUpdateProgress: generateWindow.progressText = progress;
    onHideWindow: {
        generateWindow.hideWindow(time);

        if (success) {
            extentRectangle.visible = false;
            downloadButton.visible = false;
        }
    }

    onShowLayerErrors: {
        msgDialog.detailedText = error;
        msgDialog.open();
    }

    // add a mapView component
    MapView {
        id: mapView
        anchors.fill: parent
        objectName: "mapView"

        // Create a button and anchor it to the attribution top
        DownloadButton {
            id: downloadButton
            anchors {
                horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
                bottom: mapView.attributionTop
                margins: 5
            }
            visible: mapLoaded

            onButtonClicked: {
                dialog.open();
            }
        }
    }

    // Create an extent rectangle for selecting the offline area
    Rectangle {
        id: extentRectangle
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        width: parent.width - 50
        height: parent.height - 125
        color: "transparent"
        visible: mapLoaded
        border {
            color: "red"
            width: 3
        }
    }

    GenerateWindow {
        id: generateWindow
        anchors.fill: parent
    }

    Dialog {
        id: msgDialog
        modal: true
        x: Math.round(parent.width - width) / 2
        y: Math.round(parent.height - height) / 2
        standardButtons: Dialog.Ok
        title: "Layer Errors"
        property alias text : textLabel.text
        property alias detailedText : detailsLabel.text
        ColumnLayout {
            Text {
                id: textLabel
                text: "Some layers could not be taken offline."
            }
            Text {
                id: detailsLabel
            }
        }
    }

    Dialog {
        id: dialog
        anchors.centerIn: parent
        width: 200

        Column {
            spacing: 2
            width: parent.width

            Text {
                width: parent.width
                horizontalAlignment: Text.AlignHCenter
                wrapMode: Text.Wrap
                text: "This web map references a local basemap with the name 'naperville_imagery.tpkx'.\nYou can use the basemap already on disk or download the basemap again"
            }

            Button {
                anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
                text: "Use Local Basemap"
                onClicked: {
                    useLocalBasemap = true;
                    generateMapByExtent(extentRectangle.x, extentRectangle.y, (extentRectangle.x + extentRectangle.width), (extentRectangle.y + extentRectangle.height));
                    generateWindow.visible = true;
                    dialog.close();
                }
            }

            Button {
                anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
                text: "Download Basemap"
                onClicked: {
                    useLocalBasemap = false;
                    generateMapByExtent(extentRectangle.x, extentRectangle.y, (extentRectangle.x + extentRectangle.width), (extentRectangle.y + extentRectangle.height));
                    generateWindow.visible = true;
                    dialog.close();
                }
            }

            Button {
                anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
                text: "Cancel"
                onClicked: dialog.close()
            }
        }
    }

    /* Uncomment this section when running as standalone application
    AuthenticationView {
        anchors.fill: parent
    }
    */
}

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