What's new in ArcGIS Earth 1.14

ArcGIS Earth 1.14 brings a number of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Highlights

Some highlights are as follows:

  • Support for new data types—OGC GeoPackage and mobile map package—has been added.
  • Image rendering was improved by providing server-side processing templates associated with image services for on-the-fly rendering and powerful visual analysis.
  • Freehand drawing was added, allowing you to create lines that follow the movement of your pointer.

Features

The following features have been added or improved:

New data types

New data types include the following:

  • OGC GeoPackage, an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information.

  • Mobile map package (.mmpk), which is a compact data type designed for offline usage. Maps, address locators, and routing networks can be compiled to individual mobile map packages using ArcGIS Pro and can be used across the ArcGIS platform.

Processing templates

Given that multiple processing templates are predetermined on the server side of an image service, after adding the data, you can switch from one template to another for a different renderer or raster function chain. If available, a preview thumbnail and information about the name, description, and help will be displayed for each processing template.

Freehand drawing

Support of freehand mode allows you to create lines and polygons that follow the movement of your pointer. Enable freehand mode by clicking while pressing Alt.

Enhancements

The following enhancements have been added:

Customize layer icons in the table of contents

Layer icons in the table of contents can now be customized at two levels: I. per layer/folder type, and II. per layer. ArcGIS Earth 1.13 supports Level I icon customization. ArcGIS Earth 1.14 supports Level II icon customization for two types of layers: operational layer and startup layer. Custom icons set at Level II override Level I, and Level I overrides the ArcGIS Earth default.

Pop-up resize

Pop-up size mode can be switched from Fixed to Auto Resizing in the ArcGIS Earth configuration file. When the pop-up size is in Fixed mode, pop-up width and height can be preconfigured and applied for all pop-up windows. When the mode is switched to Auto Resizing, the pop-up size becomes automatically adjusted based on the pop-up content.

Support overall KML layer transparency

The KML layer transparency can be adjusted in the KML layer Properties panel at the parent node. The transparency setting will take effect for the entire KML layer, including all the children nodes of the KML layer.

Elevation exaggeration

Elevation Exaggeration user interface has been redesigned to visualize the landscape on the globe. The maximum value is increased to 100 on the scale bar. This maximum value of exaggeration can be configured to 1000 in the ArcGIS Earth configuration file if needed.

Sign in using a browser

Sign in using a browser is available as an option for signing into ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise portal. It can also be set as the default option for sign in.

Block new portal connections

A new administrator parameter, disableAddPortal, has been added in the ArcGIS Earth configuration file to allow disabling new ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise portal connections in Portal Manager.