UI overview

The majority of your time in ArcGIS Earth is spent interacting with the viewport, where layers and services display.

UI overview

Descriptions of the UI elements shown above are as follows:

  1. Show layer list—Expand the layer list to display the table of contents.
  2. Add Data—Add data from ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, or add local files from your machine.
  3. Draw—Expand to add point, line, polygon, ground overlay, screen overlay, and network link on the map, and save in the table of contents.
  4. Measure—Expand to measure point, line, path, circle, polygon, or 3D distance, and copy measurement information.
  5. Interactive analysis—Expand to perform exploratory 3D analysis, including elevation profile, line of sight analysis, and viewshed analysis in the scene.
  6. Bookmarks—Click to open the pane to add, edit, and manage bookmarks.
  7. Share—Expand to save and share your work, including to save the current view as an image, send a screen capture as an email attachment, or print the current view.
  8. Settings—Expand to configure ArcGIS Earth.
  9. Basemap and Terrain—Add data as basemap or terrain layers. Click the Basemap tab to add or switch basemap layers. Click the Terrain tab to add or choose elevation layers.
  10. Close toolbar—Collapse the toolbar.
  11. Sign in—Sign in to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, and manage portal connections.
  12. About—View version information, build number, licensing information, and links to ArcGIS Earth acknowledgements, online help, start-up tips, and feedback submission.
  13. Full screen—Use the entire computer screen for browsing data. Press the Esc key or click the Full screen button again to return to standard view.
  14. Search—Search for a place-name, an address, or the coordinates of a location.
  15. North arrow—Reorient your scene with north at the top of the viewport.
  16. Home—Zoom away from the globe and orient north to the top.
  17. 3D effects—Configure 3D effects, including atmosphere switch and elevation exaggeration for terrain.
  18. Underground mode—Turn on the mode to navigate data under the ground. Turn off the mode to browse data on the ground only.
  19. Daylight—The Daylight setting allows you to change how sunlight and shadows affect your scene during different times of the day and the year.
  20. Imagery resources—Expand or collapse dynamic copyright information of the active imagery layers.
  21. Status bar—View the data loading, rendering, and saving status. Show longitude and latitude, elevation, and eye altitude of the pointer location.