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I am looking at the ESRI flavour of vector map tiles as a possible replacement for traditional ESRI cache created on ArcGIS Server.

I have created two sample tile packages to test the workflow. The source data used for one of these was in a postgis database. The source data used for the other was in an esri fgdb.

Both vector tile packagaes were created in ArcGIS Pro 1.4. The tiling Scheme used was "VTTS_27700_British_National_Grid" and the Tiling Format was set to "Indexed".

I am able to view both .vtpk files in ArcGIS Pro (v1.4) and in ArcGIS Online.

I have so far been unable to get the attribution to come through when I create the tile packages using the Create Vector Tile Package tool.

According to this ESRI help page I should be able to bring through the attribution, however, I have to specify the fields that I want to bring through.

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I have followed the steps suggested in the article and ticked the "Highlight" box for all the fields I want to carry over to the Vector Map Tiles.

Once the tiles have been created, if I click on a feature I get no attribution & no pop-up.

Has anybody managed to do this?

  • Currently vector tile layers in online do not support popups like feature layers. – Russ Roberts Mar 17 '17 at 13:32
  • Thanks for the comment @RussRoberts But I am also getting no attribution through in ArcGIS Pro when I open the .vtpk file straight from disc. – Dan_h_b Mar 17 '17 at 14:32
  • Hi Dan, I've just been playing around with these vector tile packages and wondered if you ever found a solution to this? – Hornbydd May 23 '18 at 14:44
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    @Hornbydd Kind of!! The short answer is that we did it using open source software instead as we could create vector tiles that used less memory and the pop-ups just worked. I think we used MapBox, but I could be wrong!! However, I did speak to Ben Flanagan at ESRI UK (cartography wiz) and he confirmed that the only way to see the attribution was by accessing it through the sdk's / api's. Following the workflow I have stated above exposes the attribution which can then be accessed with code. However, this was 2 years ago and so it could have changed. Let me know how you get on! – Dan_h_b May 24 '18 at 9:10

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