3D Visualization & Analytics

Mouse Navigation in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta

We continue to get fantastic feedback about the ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta! There have been several requests for more information about how to navigate in the app.

Basic mouse navigation is pretty straightforward and matches closely to the web scene viewer JavaScript 3D experience that we have in ArcGIS Online and in Portal for ArcGIS Server. The essential pieces are:

You can also use the small arrow in the upper right of the viewport to orient north to be ‘up’ in the view.  The small house icon will orient the view with north up, zoom out away from the Earth to 11,000 KM, and point the view directly down at the Earth.

The geocode or locate bar can also be used for address information, place names, and coordinates in Decimal Degrees in the order [Longitude, Latitude].

Check out a quick video talking you through these actions:

[youtube width=”425″ height=”300″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh_Ywqjb_cY[/embedyt]

We’re working quickly to make changes to meet some of the feedback users have logged by our code cutoff for our December release date. We’re excited to get ArcGIS Earth out in production and to continue to improve upon the experience.

If you are looking for the beta, it’s still open here: http://j.mp/EAE1Beta

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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