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Offline packaging service

The offline packaging service creates and manages map areas. Map areas make it easier and faster for your users to work offline, by packaging up your map for a specific area ahead of time. Currently map areas are only supported when using your own runtime app. You can learn more about the preplanned workflow here. Map areas can be created using the ArcGIS API for Python, or directly through REST calls.

Key features

  • Create a map area from a web map
  • Define and create packages for each service in the web map within the map area extent
  • Refresh existing map area packages to update them with changes

Access the service

To access the service, you need the following:

  1. An ArcGIS Developer account or ArcGIS Online account.
  2. An access token (API key or OAuth 2.0).

To learn more about API keys and OAuth 2.0, go to Security and authentication in the Mapping APIs and location services guide.