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So I wanted to use the ESRI REST Api to fetch map tiles for an application. Right now I am calling for each tile as I need it via its X/Y and zoom level(which is generating a bunch of http calls), but I'm wondering if there is a way to call for a batch of tiles in a single call.

I've been looking through the API documentation but hadn't found a command to get more than a single tile, I was wondering if anyone with more experience might know how.

  • There is nothing in the API to download all tiles at once, but you could look into writing your own script, or even Applications like Mobile Atlas cache. – Devdatta Tengshe Mar 28 '14 at 17:11
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Turns out that ESRI just added this feature, but only for users of ArcGis server - the public server will have it turned off. The feature is called ExportTiles and it has been introduced in 10.2.1 for REST API:

It'll export things into ArcGis's .Tpk or bundled image formats.

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