Use the Terrain 3D layer in ArcGIS

Once you've published the Terrain 3D layer as a map service, you can use the layer to visualize your maps and layers in 3D using applications like the Scene Viewer in ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. The service can only be used in ArcGIS 10.3 or later.

Data coverage map

You can explore DataExtentsMap.mxd located at .\source_documents\data\WorldElevation\DataExtentsMap. This map provides the coverage extent of various datasets comprising the Terrain 3D service. This map document (.mxd) can be published as a map service.

For information on publishing a map document (.mxd) as a map service, see Publishing a map service in ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Server Help under Publish Services > Types of services > Image services.

ArcGIS Pro

With ArcGIS Pro, you can add your unique 2D and 3D data layers to the scene. Your data is added on the elevation. If your data has defined elevation (z coordinates), this information will be honored in the scene. You can then share your work as a Web Scene with others in your organization or the public.

For information on using a 3D layer like Terrain 3D in ArcGIS Pro, see Go 3D in ArcGIS Pro Help under Maps > Author maps.

ArcGIS Online

With the ArcGIS Online 3D Scene Viewer, you can create and interact with 3D scenes. Your data is added on the elevation. If your data has defined elevation (z coordinates), this information will be honored in the scene. You can then share your work as a Web Scene with others in your organization or the public.

For information on using the 3D Scene Viewer, see View scenes in the scene viewer in ArcGIS Online Help.