What is ArcGIS Earth?
ArcGIS Earth is a freely available, lightweight, installable desktop app that makes viewing 3D maps instant and easy for anyone in the enterprise.
How is ArcGIS Earth different from Esri’s other 3D offerings, such as ArcGIS Pro?
ArcGIS Earth is designed to provide a familiar experience to people used to working with the Google Earth Enterprise Client. The goal is to minimize disruption. For users who want a more sophisticated user experience, ArcGIS Pro
will provide advanced 2D and 3D visualization, editing, analysis, and publishing. Below is a high-level description of 3D offerings from Esri.
||Easy-to-use 3D data exploration
||Powerful 2D/3D desktop authoring and data management
|ArcGIS 3D Analyst
||Advanced analysis for 3D workflows
||Content and services for sharing ideas in 2D and 3D
|ArcGIS for Server
||Scalable 2D/3D enterprise content distribution and geoprocessing
||Developer tools for 2D and 3D custom solutions
||Third-party geospatial apps and data for the enterprise
|How does ArcGIS Earth fit with the rest of my ArcGIS technology stack?
ArcGIS Earth is a fully supported app on the ArcGIS platform. It joins the ranks of other Esri apps such as Collector for ArcGIS, Esri Story Maps, and Esri Maps for Office, to deliver value to both GIS and non-GIS users in your enterprise. Like those apps, it is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform, allowing you to take advantage of data you already have in ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.
Can I access data securely using ArcGIS Earth?
Yes. The ArcGIS platform enables you to securely access and share maps and data as part of the ArcGIS security framework, which includes options to integrate with your organization’s enterprise security system.
Is ArcGIS Earth designed for a specific industry?
No. ArcGIS Earth delivers value across industries, including geo-intelligence, education, commercial, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), for any stakeholder who wants to easily and quickly view 3D maps using a desktop app.
What data can I view in ArcGIS Earth?
At the first release, you will be able to directly view and query the following:
- KML/KMZ files
- Feature services shared in ArcGIS Online
- Web layers
How much does ArcGIS Earth cost?
ArcGIS Earth is a freely downloadable app from Esri. Logging in with an ArcGIS account will allow you to access data you host privately on ArcGIS or to securely publish and share data via ArcGIS.