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An overview of the Package toolset

The Package toolset provides tools to consolidate, package, and share layers (.lyr, .lyrx), maps (.mxd, .mapx), projects (.aprx), address locators (.loc), and geoprocessing results.

Layer files, maps and basemaps within 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 share them with a much wider audience by publishing them to ArcGIS.com using the Share Package tool.

ToolDescription

Consolidate Layer

Consolidates one or more layers by copying all referenced data sources into a single folder.

Consolidate Locator

Consolidate a locator or composite locator by copying all locators into a single folder.

Consolidate Map

Consolidates a map and all referenced data sources to a specified output folder.

Consolidate Project

Consolidates a project (.aprx file) and referenced maps and data to a specified output folder.

Consolidate Toolbox

Consolidates one or more toolboxes (a .tbx or .pyt file) to a specified output folder.

Create Map Tile Package

Generates tiles from a map or basemap and packages the tiles to create a single compressed .tpk file.

Create Mobile Map Package

Packages maps and basemaps along with all referenced data sources into a single .mmpk file.

Create Mobile Scene Package

Creates a mobile scene package (.mspk file) from one or more scenes for use across the ArcGIS platform.

Create Vector Tile Index

Creates a multiscale mesh of polygons that can be used as index polygons when creating vector tile packages.

Create Vector Tile Package

Generates vector tiles from a map or basemap and packages the tiles in a single .vtpk file.

Extract Package

Extracts the contents of a package to a specified folder. The output folder will be updated with the extracted contents of the input package.

Package Layer

Packages one or more layers and all referenced data sources to create a single compressed .lpkx file.

Package Locator

Package a locator or composite locator to create a single compressed .gcpk file.

Package Map

Packages a map and all referenced data sources to create a single compressed .mpkx file.

Package Project

Consolidates and packages a project (.aprx file) of referenced maps and data to a packaged project file (.ppkx).

Package Result

Packages one or more geoprocessing results, including all tools and input and output datasets, into a single compressed file (.gpkx).

Share Package

Shares a package by uploading to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.

Tools in the Package toolset

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.

ToolDescription

Create 3D Object Scene Layer Package

Creates a scene layer package (.slpk file) from a multipatch feature layer input.

Create Building Scene Layer Package

Creates a scene layer package (.slpk file) from a building layer input.

Create Integrated Mesh Scene Layer Package

Creates a scene layer package from OpenSceneGraph binary (OSGB) data.

Create Point Cloud Scene Layer Package

Creates a point cloud scene layer package (.slpk file) from LAS, zLAS, LAZ, or LAS dataset input.

Create Point Scene Layer Package

Creates a point scene layer package (.slpk file) from a point feature layer.

Validate Scene Layer Package

Evaluates a scene layer package (*.slpk) file to determine its conformity to I3S specifications.

Tools in the Scene Layers toolset

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