3D Visualization & Analytics

(Updated) 3D Content in ArcGIS Earth (part deux)

This post was originally published as a blog around the ArcGIS Earth 1.0 Beta release.  All of the services that were published then, continue to work for ArcGIS Earth 1.1 and beyond.  If you haven’t downloaded Earth yet, you can get ArcGIS Earth here.
Update 4/25/2016: Added New York City and Washington DC open data untextured buildings.  NYC has over 1,000,000 buildings!

Last year I published a brief article and video on adding content into ArcGIS Earth. It turns out that I forgot one of the most important items… the list of services that we publish through ArcGIS Online that you can use!

San Francisco KML and Pictometry data in Earth
Mixing a little San Francisco KML and Pictometry scene layer data in Earth

Here are some example services that will work in ArcGIS Earth. You can drag-and-drop, add by URL, or even find them in the Online search (though we have a couple of issues we’re fixing to make that easier).

Building Scene Services

Examples of other types of services that will work in Earth

Many other services will work in Earth and we are constantly improving capabilities.  These are a couple of examples of services that I have tried from public ArcGIS Online links:

Let us know what you’re able to do with these services!

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can get ArcGIS Earth here.

About the author

Chris Andrews is an experienced product management and technology leader who thrives on solving problems, establishing high performance teams, and connecting people and businesses in positive collaborations. Chris started off as the the senior product manager for 3D across the ArcGIS platform at Esri, based in Southern California. Almost five years later, 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. Chris has focused on strategic innovation, defining and driving to production new products at top tier software companies. He strives to positively impact millions of users through better experience and by connecting data and technology to solve problems. He is active on social media and provides mentoring on 3D, product management, and technical career growth.


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