3D Data Management

Create, manage, and share 3D content across your organization with ArcGIS

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Manage 3D models and data at scale

Keep your data secure and interoperable

Designed to manage vast volumes of data and formats, ArcGIS is a complete enterprise IT system for enabling teams to create, organize, store, retrieve, and maintain 3D content. Access ready-to-use, authoritative data sources and integrate with other systems to enhance collaboration and unlock new insights.

Integrate with leading 3D data formats

ArcGIS supports a variety of industry-standard and open 3D formats for maximum compatibility and data integration with other systems.

Ensure data accuracy and control

Maintain high-quality data, reduce the risks of errors, and improve decisions with tools in ArcGIS for data validation and quality control.

Create and share dynamic 3D content

Improve coordination and communication with powerful data creation and sharing capabilities to enable better collaboration.

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Robust 3D data management capabilities

Organize, integrate, and share your organization’s authoritative data with geospatial context and meet the needs of your mission, teams, and projects.

Enhance your 3D data with geographic context

ArcGIS ensures interoperability across systems, software, and devices. Maximize the full potential of your data with 3D spatial context to plan scenarios, deliver projects, and perform analysis with greater precision.

Optimize managing all your 3D data

ArcGIS centralizes data and content with location intelligence to serve as a 3D system of record for organizations of all sizes. Discover the powerful data management capabilities in ArcGIS for addressing your current and future needs as they evolve.

Data integration

ArcGIS supports the integration of data from disparate, authoritative, and open sources into a comprehensive enterprise IT system that is powered by location. Connect to other databases, knowledge graphs, and real-time sensor data for improved analysis and collaboration across subject matter expertise.

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ArcGIS has advanced capabilities to handle large amounts of 3D data for a smooth, interactive visualization of complex 3D environments. The open 3D content delivery format—Indexed 3D Scene Layers (I3S)—is used to quickly stream large amounts of 3D geographic data across web, mobile devices, and desktops from the cloud and physical servers.

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Content creation and modeling

ArcGIS offers a range of low-code and advanced techniques to efficiently generate 3D content and highly detailed models of natural and built environments. Combined with GeoAI, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with spatial data, science, and geospatial technology, users can generate large volumes of 3D data at any scale from various data capture methods.

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Editing and maintenance

Easily perform precise adjustments to geometry, attributes, properties, and object positioning or replacement within 3D scenes. Keep data updated and synchronized with automated processes that help collaborators stay current with changes.

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Data integrity

ArcGIS offers tools for verifying the precision, entirety, and uniformity of your data. Automated quality control and assurance measures such as error identification algorithms can be applied to both imported and exported data.

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Sharing and collaboration

ArcGIS makes it easy to share data and work together with your organization, stakeholders, and the public. Share 3D models, interactive scenes, and analysis results for feedback while improving communication, understanding, and decisions. Ensure the right people have access to the latest data to reduce delays and duplicative efforts.

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ArcGIS delivers 3D capabilities across industries

Businesses, governments, and academic institutions around the world depend on ArcGIS and its 3D geographic information system (GIS) capabilities to unlock the full potential of their data with location intelligence.


Support for open standards

Esri’s open vision and ArcGIS

ArcGIS is engineered to be an open, secure, and interoperable system that supports open 3D data formats such as Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), CityGML, and 3D Tiles. Esri actively contributes to standards development organizations, including the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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