ArcGIS Earth

What's New in ArcGIS Earth

ArcGIS Earth is an interactive 3D experience for users to plan, visualize, and evaluate events on the globe. ArcGIS Earth provides situational awareness of an environment on desktop and mobile for improved decision-making. Ingest data in different formats, including 3D models, KML, TXT, and open services from ArcGIS or with a URL, to explore areas of interest in 3D. Manipulate KML in its entirety to understand changing circumstances. ArcGIS Earth is a free and easy-to-use tool to quickly fuse, manipulate, and collaborate with 3D data for research, planning, supporting time sensitive briefings, and graphic presentation.

 

The ArcGIS Earth October 2020 release includes new 3D capabilities, support for additional data types, and many user experience enhancements. With the October 2020 release of ArcGIS Earth we have migrated from the .NET Framework to .NET Core. Upon this new platform, ArcGIS Earth will introduce several new capabilities and optimized overall performance.

Significant performance and usability improvements are as follows:

 

New Features

New data type Support

 

Daylight and shadows over Philadelphia

Daylight

The Daylight rendering capability allows you to change how sunlight and shadows affect your scene during different times of the day and year. You can configure the sunlight and shadow effects by setting time, date, animation methods, and whether or not to show shadows.

 

Underground Mode

Underground mode enables you to navigate underground datasets and easily adjust the transparency of the terrain surface.

 

 

Enhancements

Bookmark editing and management

 

Pop-ups

 

Table of contents

 

Automation API

 

 

Download the latest version of ArcGIS Earth for desktop at the ArcGIS Earth Product Page. For additional information check out our documentation and YouTube Playlist.

About the author

Steve Haynes

Steve recently joined Esri as the Product Manager for ArcGIS Earth. Prior to Esri Steve spent 12+ years as a Technical Project Manager and Senior Visual Simulation Engineer focused on driving solutions in the development of high-fidelity virtual environments. He is an expert in 3D geospatial database and visual development techniques and technology and their application in military simulation and training.

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