Share your work as images, or save it as a workspace and a KMZ file.
Share the current view
You can share a screen capture of the current ArcGIS Earth view by saving it as an image, emailing it, or printing it as follows:
- Choose Save to save the current viewport as an image.
- Choose Email to send a screen capture of the current viewport as an email attachment.
- Choose Print to print the current viewport.
Save to a workspace directory
ArcGIS Earth allows you to set a specified workspace directory. You can export, import, and clear workspace contents, or share your workspace with others. To save a work in progress, you can export your workspace to a specific directory. To collaborate with others, you can export the workspace to a shared location from which others can import it and continue working on it. The following describe these processes:
- Click Set path to specify a workspace directory. By default, the workspace directory is set to user's Documents folder.
- Click Import workspace to import a workspace from a specified directory. Your current workspace will be replaced when you click OK.
- Click Export workspace to save a workspace to the current directory location.
- Click Clear workspace to remove all content in the current workspace.
- Click Reset to revert to the default workspace directory.
- Select Autosave workspace to have your current workspace automatically saved.
A warning icon appears in the table of contents when a data path has changed, data is not accessible, or a layer's tiling scheme does not align with the spatial reference of the current application.
The Reset option reverts the workspace settings to the default directory. The current workspace will not change until you restart the application.
A workspace helps save the current working status and content. Specifically, you can find the following data from a workspace directory:
- The basemap_layers.json file stores information and the status of basemap layers added on the Basemap and Terrain.
- The elevation_layers.json file stores information and the status of terrain layers added on the Basemap and Terrain.
- The operational_layers.json file stores information and the status of layers added in the table of contents.
- The bookmark.json file stores bookmarks information saved in the Bookmarks.
- The data folder contains your geocoded CSV and TXT data added in the table of contents.
- The styles folder contains the imported mobile style files and dictionary style files by users.
- In the Basemap and Terrain, the default basemap and terrain layers set in the ArcGIS Enterprise portal or by the administrator will not be saved when you export a workspace.
- ArcGIS Earth supports importing and exporting a workspace starting at version 1.2. Workspaces from earlier versions are not compatible.
- Some drawings styles, such as dashed lines or placemark icons of ArcGIS Earth 1.2, may not be well supported in the latest release.
- ArcGIS Earth workspace supports saving bookmarks starting at version 1.8.
- The default ArcGIS Earth workspace directory is updated to user's Documents folder starting at version 1.8.
Save as a KMZ file
Drawing elements, 3D models in .dae files, and CSV and TXT files can be saved as KMZ files and shared with your collaborators as described in the following steps:
- To save drawings, right-click a folder that contains drawing elements or an individual drawing element. To save CSV and TXT files, right-click the file in the table of contents.
- To save a 3D model, right-click the layer in the table of contents. The 3D model and textures under the same folder path will be saved as a KMZ file.
- Click Save as in the context menu to save your data as a KMZ (.kmz) file.
See KML support for Collada common file when saving certain 3D models as a KMZ file.