The Package toolset provides tools to consolidate, package, and share layers (.lyr and .lyrx), maps (.mxd and .mapx), projects (.aprx), address locators (.loc), and geoprocessing results.
Layer files, maps and basemaps in projects, and address locators are containers that reference data that may reside on your local disk, across your local area network, or in your enterprise geodatabase. The tools in the Package toolset allow you to consolidate all your data resources into a single folder location using the consolidation tools or into a single compressed file using the package tools. Using the tools in the Package toolset, you can organize and share your data, maps, address locators, and geoprocessing workflows with others.
Packages can be shared with others using standard file transfer techniques, or shared with a wider audience by publishing them to ArcGIS Online using the Share Package tool.
Consolidates one or more layers by copying all referenced data sources into a single folder.
Consolidate a locator or composite locator by copying all locators into a single folder.
Consolidates a map and all referenced data sources to a specified output folder.
Consolidates a project (.aprx file) and referenced maps and data to a specified output folder.
Consolidates one or more toolboxes (a .tbx or .pyt file) to a specified output folder.
Generates tiles from a map or basemap and packages the tiles to create a single compressed .tpk file.
Packages maps and basemaps along with all referenced data sources into a single .mmpk file.
Creates a mobile scene package file (.mspk) from one or more scenes for use across the ArcGIS platform.
Creates a multiscale mesh of polygons that can be used as index polygons when creating vector tile packages.
Generates vector tiles from a map or basemap and packages the tiles in a single .vtpk file.
Extracts the contents of a package to a specified folder. The output folder will be updated with the extracted contents of the input package.
Packages one or more layers and all referenced data sources to create a single compressed .lpkx file.
Package a locator or composite locator to create a single compressed .gcpk file.
Packages a map and all referenced data sources to create a single compressed .mpkx file.
Consolidates and packages a project (.aprx file) of referenced maps and data to a packaged project file (.ppkx).
Packages one or more geoprocessing results, including all tools and input and output datasets, into a single compressed file (.gpkx).
Shares a package by uploading to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
An overview of the Scene Layers toolset
The following table summarizes the tools in the Scene Layers toolset (a toolset under the Package toolset). These tools are for packaging scene layers and validating third-party scene layer packages.
Creates a scene layer package (.slpk file) from a multipatch or 3D object feature layer input.
Creates a scene layer package (.slpk file) from a building layer input.
Creates a scene layer package from OpenSceneGraph binary (OSGB) data.
Creates a point cloud scene layer package (.slpk file) from LAS, zLAS, LAZ, or LAS dataset input.
Creates a point scene layer package (.slpk file) from a point feature layer.
Evaluates a scene layer package file (*.slpk) to determine its conformity to I3S specification.