You may have heard recently about something calld ArcGIS Earth. If not I’m sure you will be hearing lots more in the very near future, particularly as the Esri conference season kicks off this month. Simply put, ArcGIS Earth is Esri’s response to Google Earth! With “Earth”, users can explore any place on Earth in 2 or 3D displaying a number of common data formats, including KML, SHP and other data from web services. Users also have the ability to view their own data, sketch, measure, and annotate – Think ArcGIS powered 3D Globe!
So, what else can you do with ArcGIS Earth?
- Display KML layers and shapefiles in 3D
- Connect to Esri RESTful services including feature, map, image, and scene services
- Use Esri basemaps and Living Atlas of the World content
- Save the view as an image and share it with others via email
- Measure, create placemarks and simple geometry, and more