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Driving ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta with the Keyboard

ArcGIS Earth
ArcGIS Earth

Following up on my previous blog post about Mouse Navigation in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta, I’d like to share some information about how you can drive Earth using the Keyboard.

Like most applications, users can TAB around the interface and ENTER will activate most of the capability, though we still have a few things to iron out.  Navigating the viewport is actually pretty functional using the keyboard and the keys closely map to the ArcGIS Pro key commands.

Here are the relevant commands to keep in mind:

Here’s another brief video in which I attempt to navigate by keyboard and speak at the same time:

If you haven’t downloaded Earth yet, the beta is available here.  Let us know what else we can share to help you learn about ArcGIS Earth!

About the author

Chris Andrews is an experienced product management and technology leader who enjoys solving real world problems, establishing high performance teams, and connecting people and businesses in positive collaborations. Chris started off at Esri as the senior product manager for 3D across the ArcGIS platform, based in Southern California. Chris now leads a team of product managers with responsibility for ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Excalibur, 3D, ArcGIS Urban, AEC/CAD/BIM offerings, ArcGIS Business Analyst and more. Before Esri, Chris was the lead product manager for Autodesk’s Infrastructure Modeler (now InfraWorks) and Digital Cities efforts and was previously in the enterprise integration industry focused on CAD-GIS integration. Chris has focused on strategic innovation, defining and driving to production new products at top tier software companies. He is active on social media and provides mentoring on 3D, product management, and technical career growth.

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