What's new in ArcGIS Earth 1.13

New features and enhancements in ArcGIS Earth are described below.


With the latest ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 100.11.0, major improvements were made for the config.xml sharing workflow and Configuration Manager UI.

In the last release, ArcGIS Earth 1.12, config.xml distribution was improved across the platforms. Starting with ArcGIS Online 9.1 or ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1, an ArcGIS Earth configuration file can be uploaded and hosted as an .xml file. In the ArcGIS Earth 1.13 release, you can share a local configuration file with your organizations as an XML file directly through ArcGIS Earth Configuration Manager.


ArcGIS Earth 1.13 introduces two important features: visibility range and layer icon customization.

Visibility range

Visibility range is supported for most data types, providing flexibility to set layer visibility at a specified range and get the best view of data at various levels of detail. If the layer has a preset scale, it can be read accurately in ArcGIS Earth.

Layer icon customization

Layer icons in the table of contents can now be customized based on each layer type or folder type. With a custom icon file and layer type specified in a per-user JSON file, the ArcGIS Earth default layer icon in the table of contents will be replaced by the customized icon.


ArcGIS Earth 1.13 includes the following enhancements.

Microsoft .appx equivalency

ArcGIS Earth 1.13 installed from Microsoft Store is now equivalent to ArcGIS Earth installed using an executable file in terms of the following:

  • Social logins—You are now able to sign in to ArcGIS Online using your social account credentials, including Google credentials, if the account is associated with your organization.
  • Default app for KML, KMZ, or MSPK—ArcGIS Earth can be set as the default app to open a KML, KMZ, or MSPK file. Double-clicking the file icon will start ArcGIS Earth and open the file directly in ArcGIS Earth.

Undo and redo

Undo and redo are now supported for editing KML properties, including colors, styles, labels, views, information, and so on. The maximum undoable value is 100 by default.

Time format unification

The format of time elements displayed in ArcGIS Earth will match the operating system settings for Short Date and Long Time.