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(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). Continue reading

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View KML Timesliders and more OGC data in ArcGIS Earth 1.1

ArcGIS Earth 1.1 animation using NOAA Ocean Current KML

Our intent with the initial ArcGIS Earth 1.0 release was to demonstrate and validate that we could produce a lightweight, easy-to-use experience that would be usable by non-GIS stakeholders in large organizations.  So far, the feedback is that the experience … Continue reading

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Getting to know ArcGIS Earth 1.0

ArcGIS Earth home page

Two weeks ago, we launched ArcGIS Earth and have had a fantastic reaction from the community.  If you haven’t tried it yet, download Earth for free here. With thousands of downloads and many, many positive and constructive comments, it’s been … Continue reading

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A little more content in ArcGIS Earth 1.0 beta

We’ve been a bit busy getting ready for “code complete” for ArcGIS Earth 1.0.  I’ve had a few more questions from users about how different types of content can be used in ArcGIS Earth beta and there are a couple of nuances that we haven’t talked about yet. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Earth Beta is Now Available

ArcGIS Earth

ArcGIS Earth

We are pleased to announce that the beta version of ArcGIS Earth is now available for download on the Esri Early Adopter site.  You may access the beta directly at this link:

By using the beta version, you will be among the first to test-drive our new 3D app and experience how it works. Continue reading

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Brave New 3D World

Living Atlas Biomass in ArcGIS Earth Prototype

Over the past few years at Esri, we’ve made extensive efforts to expand the ArcGIS platform to support an enterprise workflow that includes data creation and management, visualization and analysis, and communication tools for technical and non-technical GIS users.  With … Continue reading

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Introducing Esri’s World Elevation Services, Including TopoBathy


From Rajinder Nagi, Esri Product Engineer Elevation data supports numerous GIS applications ranging from deriving slope and aspect, stream delineation, cut and fill analysis, viewshed analysis, orthorectification of aerial photography or satellite imagery, rendering 3D visualizations, creating relief maps, and … Continue reading

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New Live Feeds added to the Earth Observation collection in ArcGIS Online


ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world with beautiful and authoritative maps on many topics, including a rich collection of earth observation maps and layers that describe our planet’s current conditions, from earthquakes and fires to severe weather … Continue reading

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The 2014 Community Maps Tour Dates Being Scheduled!

Community Maps Tour 2014

The Community Maps Team is taking a road trip across America. The 2014 Community Maps Tour is being scheduled. Members of our team will be making several stops this year to a town near you. We will be conducting Technical … Continue reading

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Beyond basemaps – An introduction to the Living Atlas


Esri’s content landscape has expanded tremendously. Through sharing content in hosted cloud services, access to a suite of basemaps and topics that describe earth, people, life and urban systems are available to everyone. Esri is building a global community; it … Continue reading

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