Import data overview

Drag and drop — Drag a file onto the desired folder in the Navigator to add it to your workspace. Drag it into the Viewport to add it to the current scene. In this step, the import options defaults are used that are suitable for most cases. This is the most simple import method.

Import dialogs — Suitable for batch import and when default settings need to be adjusted. This is the import method for advanced users.

From ArcGIS Online — Using the Navigator, you can connect to your ArcGIS Online (or portal) account and download data into your project.

From Get map data — This feature lets you import an extract of Esri world terrain and satellite imagery. Additionally building footprints and street networks from OSM (Open Street Network) can be imported directly into the current scene.

Importing projects into your workspace is not part of this chapter.