On this year’s ESRIs Developer Configuration there was an interesting talk by Dave Bouwman and Mike Juniper entitled Creating (and Sharing with You) a Vector Tile Cache for ArcGIS Server. With this presentation they introduced early results of their project ArcStache derived by a vector based map cache.
This is possible with the ArcGIS feature service introduced at version 10.
- Spatial Reference
- Point and Lines are ok, but how to implement polygons within tiles – and clipping polygons on the maps.
For the demo the also implemented a client who can consume a vector map tiled layer. For this client they introduced a VectorTiledMapLayer object. The TiledMapServiceLayer was very convenient as parent element, because they could use the getTileURL method and overwrite it for their purposes.