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ArcGIS Earth – ArcGlobe

ArcGIS Earth Online

The ArcGIS Earth is a free and easy-to-use application, to visualize, and evaluate events, using 3D data on the Globe. It’s Provided 3D models, Edit KML, and Share maps.

Arc-GIS Feature

  • Explore on the Globe
  • Visualize and edit a variety of data types.
  • Measure 3D models, shapes, and distances
  • Perform line-of-sight and viewshed analyses.
  • Create elevation profiles, Style with symbology.
  • Sketch, annotate, save, and share KML and KMZ files.
  • Edit KML data
  • Operate in connected and disconnected environments

Benefits of Arc-GIS Earth

  • Access data from local files, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and web services
  • 3D Visualization and Analysis- Viewshed, and Elevation
  • Visualize 3D data via Mobile Scene Packages. and save and share your KML files with collaborators
  • Add a variety of data files- like KML, KMZ, and TXT- and 3D models as well as image; map feature

Add map layers from files and ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, then pan, zoom, and tilt to view them, and you’ll share your map data via Email.

ArcGIS Earth Download

Download the Application for Desktop and Mobile.

To Install Arc-GIS Earth, complete the following steps. ArcGIS Earth opens, in the Take a tour pop-up, click Skip.

ArcGIS Earth Tutorial

In this lesson, Learn ArcGIS Earth Online application that displays 2D and 3D data, around the Globe.

Introduction Toolbar
ArcGIS Earth Toolbars
ArcGIS Earth Toolbars
Add Data
Add Data
Draw Vector
Interactive Analysis
Basemap & Terrain
Basemap & Terrain

Other important Tools are used in Arc-GIS Earth. These are Tools available right-side in Arc-GIS Earth Application.

ArcGIS Earth Tools
Sign Up/ Sign In

Before you Start Arc-GIS Earth, first Sign in.

In the upper right corner, click Not signed in, then click Sign in.

(If you don’t have an ArcGIS Online account, you can Sign Up first.

ArcGIS Earth Sign in
Change the Basemap

The default Basemap displayed in ArcGIS Earth is Imagery. You’ll switch to the other basemap, or continue this.

On the toolbar, click the Basemap and Terrain Basemap & Terrain button

ArcGIS Earth Basemaps

Click anywhere outside the basemap gallery to close it.

Explore Map

Click the Search button, in the search box type any Place name (e.x.-New York). Click to select the correct result.

ArcGIS Earth Search Place
Search Box

Automatically map zooms to the location.

Geographic Place on ArcGIS Earth

To Navigate the map, Five options are provided: Spin, Rotate, Pitch, Far, and Near.


You’ll create a bookmark from the different specific geographic locations that you can navigate to later while you explore the world.

On the Toolbar, click the Bookmarks Bookmarks button, Click the Add Bookmark, then Click the Done button.

ArcGIS Earth Bookmark
Add Data from Living Atlas

On the Toolbar, click the Add Data Add Data button.

In the Add Data window, click My Content and choose Living Atlas.

In the search box, type data name (e.x.-new york land cover) and press Enter

Living Atlas Data on ArcGIS Earth

On the Toolbar, click the Expand Table of Contents(TOC)Table of Contents button, in the TOC window, click the Legend tab.

ArcGIS Earth Map Legend
Add Data from Files

At the top of the Add Data window, click Add Files. Click Select files.

ArcGIS Earth Add Data Files

Browse the files on your machine.

Share Map

On the Toolbar, click the ShareShare button and choose Email. You can also Save and Print Image.

ArcGIS Earth Share map
Create Vector

On the Toolbar, click the Draw Draw Vector button.

Create different types of Vector data

create vector inArcGIS Earth
Vector Polygon

Use MeasureMeasure tool, to measure Area, Length.

Surface Analysis

On the Toolbar, click the Interactive Analysis Interactive Analysis button, and perform Surface Analysis.

e.x.- Viewshed Analysis

Viewshed Analysis on ArcGIS Earth

ArcGlobe Desktop

A ArcGlobe service provides access to a 3D view of a globe, to create a globe service. Once you create the service, supported clients such as ArcGlobe, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcReader will be able to access the globe service remotely.

ArcGIS Earth Globe
ArcGIS Globe Desktop

If you have already, install ArcGIS 3D extension, that is ArcGlobe, run and open it. Now you are ready to work with layers in ArcGlobe.

ArcGlobe Features

  • Display multiresolution image and terrain data
  • Support vector data (e.g., points, lines, polygons, and 3D objects)
  • Convert two-dimensional representations to 3D on the fly

Global Layers

In ArcGlobe, you can view vector data as rasters. Rasterizing feature layers in ArcGlobe allows you to maintain any cartographic symbology that you might have saved in ArcMap.

Rasterize a Feature Layer in ArcGlobe

  1. Right-click the feature layer in the table of contents and click Properties.
  2. Click the Globe Display tab.
  3. Check the Rasterize feature layer option.
  4. Specify the real-world size of a symbol point unit. (If the Scale 3D symbols with distance option is checked, symbols maintain the same size in relation to the globe. If not, the symbols will maintain the same pixel size, regardless of the distance to the camera.)
  5. Click OK.

ArcGlobe User Interface

ArcGlobe user interface
Setting ArcGlobe to open with default Layers
  1. Click Customize and click ArcGlobe Options.
  2. Click the Default Layers tab.
  3. Check Use my choice of default layers.
  4. Click Make Default Layers From Current Document. This captures the layers currently in the table of contents as your default layers.
  5. Click OK button.

ArcGlobe Tutorial

How to use ArcGIS Globe

1. Open ArcGlobe Application, and it’s appear blank Globe.

Change the Basemap

2. You can change the Basemap as you choose, Click ‘+‘ button and select it.

add basemap in arcgis tutorial
Add Data

2. Add Georeference Data in ArcGlobe Layer. This Data pointed in Globe same Coordinates. You can also check your data accuracy in the ArcGlobe.

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