ArcGIS Earth

Visualise, edit KML and share on a 3D Globe

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ArcGIS Earth is an interactive 3D experience to plan, visualise and evaluate events on the globe. ArcGIS Earth provides situational awareness on desktop and mobile devices for improved decision-making. Ingest data in different formats, including 3D models; Keyhole Markup Language (KML), Keyhole Markup language Zipped (KMZ) files; TXT; and open services from ArcGIS or with a URL, to explore areas of interest in 3D. Manipulate KML in its entirety to understand changing circumstances. ArcGIS Earth is a free and easy-to-use tool to quickly fuse, manipulate and collaborate with 3D data.

Benefits of ArcGIS Earth

One app for KML and other data

Access data from local files, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise and the web with a service URL. Add a variety of files, like 3D models, KML/KMZ files, TXT, image, map, feature and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) services. Or leverage Esri curated and ArcGIS ready global location data, including imagery, human movement, environmental and business data, to support your work.

Visualise data in 3D

Visualise data on a 3D globe for situational awareness. Display KML/KMZ and other data; measure models, shapes and distances; create an elevation profile; and conduct an interactive line of sight and viewshed analysis to plan operations. Use symbology for stronger graphic presentation.

Edit KML in its entirety

Manipulate KML, including editing its feature geometry, network links, screen and ground overlays, graphic styles and file structure, to reflect changing circumstances and provide up-to-date information. Identify and handle KML errors on the fly, play KML tours and extrude 2D markups for improved understanding of an operating environment.

Share work in any environment

Save your work and share as a KMZ file in connected and disconnected environments for informed decision-making. ArcGIS Earth provides mechanisms to access and share data for 3D visualization in any environment. Take content offline with desktop or mobile devices.

Deploy on any network

Use in classified and unclassified environments. ArcGIS Earth handles protected services at all network levels for customers behind the firewall. ArcGIS Earth also supports the security protocols you trust, including ArcGIS Enterprise authentication, built-in security, IWA security, PKI security, SAML authentication and Kerberos.

How it works

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Explore anywhere on the globe

Zoom to an area of interest (AOI) or add your data to the globe to establish a geospatial point of reference.

Interact in 3D

Use interactive line of sight, viewshed and elevation tools to plan operations on a 3D globe.

Sketch, annotate and measure

Draw and edit placemarks, paths and polygons. Add annotations and operational data. Measure coordinates and the distance between 3D points.

Style with symbology

Symbolise feature layers with the single symbol and dictionary methods, including military symbology, for stronger graphic presentation.

Communicate and share

Save and share your KML/KMZ files with collaborators to use in connected and disconnected environments on desktop or mobile devices.

Visualise, analyse and share data anytime, any place

ArcGIS Earth mobile extends the capabilities of the desktop version right to your fingertips. Browse 2D and 3D content to visualise data on the globe, record and share GPS tracks and perform the same 3D analysis as the desktop application— all from the palm of your hand. Connect and share information back to a portal with just a few taps.

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