What's new in ArcGIS Earth 1.12

New features and enhancements in ArcGIS Earth are described below.


Two important features are introduced in ArcGIS Earth 1.12: KML sharing and Config.xml distribution. More connections between ArcGIS Earth, ArcGIS Enterprise, and ArcGIS Online are built through the bridge of ArcGIS Earth

  • A .kml file can be shared as a .kmz file with your organizations if you are signed in and have privileges to share data to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Additionally, a .kml file can be sent by email and shared as a .kmz file.
  • An ArcGIS Earth configuration file is supported to be uploaded and hosted as an .xml file online. You can upload the configuration file to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise and share it with your organization. This provides the administrator with the capability to preset configuration, and easily distribute ArcGIS Earth configuration within the organizations.


Manage a configuration file

A new Configuration Manager section is added in the ArcGIS Earth Advanced Settings, providing administrators with more options and flexibility to take full advantage of a configuration file. You can choose to add a configuration file from either online or local, specify a configuration file during installation, or on an app's settings. See Manage configuration for more details.

Time slider redesign

A new Time Span panel has been added in time slider settings; both feature service and image service are supported for this feature. If your map contains multiple active time-aware datasets, you can view each dataset's time period through the time span panel.

Graphic interfaces in Automation API

Four interfaces have been added in this release to help manage the graphics in ArcGIS Earth. You can use graphics to display locations on a map with simple symbols or display a query of another task result.

  • Add Graphic
  • Get Graphic
  • Update Graphic
  • Remove Graphic


Elevation offset

Elevation offset is now supported for feature layers and scene layers. By applying proper Elevation Mode and Offset value to the layers, you can view overlapped data more clearly. Note that only Absolute mode is supported for scene layers.

Export bookmarks as image

Apart from exporting bookmarks as a .kmz file, now you can export bookmarks as an image for presentation or exhibition use. Bookmarks can not only capture local data, but also a web map or web scene in this new release. Don't hesitate to try out the enhanced bookmark workflow and bring bookmarks you like to a new format.