Following a discussion in one of TeachMeGIS' Introduction to VertiGIS Studio Web courses, there were questions about how an external user might export data for use within their own organization's GIS.
We noted that in the current iteration of VSW (5.20 as of today), we have some basic export options: Export to CSV, XLSX and Shapefile.
We discussed how shapefiles are limited in a few ways: they have a field name limit of ten characters, also they have a maximum filesize limit of 2GB. Esri have a good page listing the gripes of shapefiles at the bottom of this shapefiles in ArcGIS Pro documentation.
We also have an OOTB Export Map tool that allows you to export a web map, though this is exported into the existing AGOL/AGE organization.
For the specific use case of an external GIS user wanting to consume the data from your VSW application, exporting to shapefile/xlsx/csv is the only way to take data from the app and put it on a file they can open in desktop applications.
We have a variety of ways to share in general though, including saving the web map to AGOL/Portal, getting "share links" that preserve the current extent and layers the map is showing, printing to a PDF, or using saved projects to preserve things like drawings between sessions.
Here's some useful links:
- VSW Commands reference
- Cam B has an informative thread on an informal VSW roadmap, in there he mentions: [future] Export and Extract data tools.
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