ArcGIS Earth 1.1 now available

April 11, 2016  - By
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Thousands of people have downloaded ArcGIS Earth, the successor to Google Earth. ArcGIS Earth has an engaged community of users from all over the world, according to Esri. “We are happy to release the 1.1 version and excited to share some of the new key capabilities that deliver on many of [customer] requests and help connect you with more of the data in your organizations,” Esri said in a press release.

Features include:

Visualization of Time-Based Patterns. Use the newly added time slider to animate and explore time-enabled KML data.

Use of OGC WMS and WMTS. Add Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Map Tile Services (WMTS) to ArcGIS Earth and take advantage of open standard data in an organization. WMTS in ArcGIS Earth is able to use pre-rendered, cached tiles just like Esri cached map and image services.

Importing of CSV and TXT Files. Add tab-delimited text (TXT) and comma-separated value (CSV) files to quickly import large numbers of points. Users who are logged in to Portal for ArcGIS with a configured locator can also perform address geocoding.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.