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ArcGIS Earth is made available as a native mobile application on iOS and Android platforms. It is based on the latest ArcGIS Maps SDK. It allows you to access content, tools, and analysis from anywhere, online or offline. ArcGIS Earth for mobile provides consistent 3D experiences between the desktop and mobile environments and is adaptable to many collaborative scenarios.

With the mobile version of ArcGIS Earth, you can do the following:

  • Browse 2D and 3D content by connecting to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise, or add local data.
  • Create placemarks and share as a .kmz file.
  • Record a GPS track and upload it to ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
  • Perform interactive 3D analysis.

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Install ArcGIS Earth on a mobile device

ArcGIS Earth is available in Google Play and the App Store. Search for ArcGIS Earth in either of the stores and follow the instructions to download and install the app on your device.

If you don't have access to Google Play, you can now download ArcGIS Earth for Android from the link provided below. You can download a setup file on a workstation and deploy the app to your mobile device.

  1. Download the setup file from ArcGIS Earth for Android.
  2. Run the .exe file, and extract the .apk file onto your Windows machine.
  3. Transfer the .apk file to your Android device and install ArcGIS Earth.

Configure ArcGIS Earth for mobile device management

Mobile device management (MDM) refers to the administration of mobile devices such as phones and tablets in an organization. It is a key component of enterprise mobility management (EMM) to enable the centralization and optimization of functionality and security management for mobile devices. ArcGIS Earth for mobile supports deploying and managing the app through MDM software such as AirWatch and Microsoft Intune.

Enterprise administrators can also specify a predefined portalURL string representing the organization's portal as an app configuration (AppConfig) setting for the managed ArcGIS Earth mobile app. At the initial launch after the update of portalURL, the app will present the authentication challenge screen for signing in to the designated portal.


The portal URL of your organization

  • When ArcGIS Earth is launched, if the portalURL is set or updated, the app will present the sign-in screen of the designated portal.
  • Sample portalURL:
  • If the user canceled the sign-in, the portal URL will be added to History in Add Portal. When relaunching the app, the sign-in screen will not appear unless the MDM administrator updated the portalURL string.

While the ArcGIS Earth mobile app does work with third-party MDM solutions, its deployment within an MDM environment is not currently supported by Esri Technical Support. It is incumbent on the organization to have internal expertise on MDM technology and resolve MDM-related issues. Alternatively, organizations can work with Esri Professional Services to request assistance with MDM deployments.