Share scene layer

With Drone2Map, you can choose to create a scene layer package from the 3D textured mesh. In addition to viewing the layer in Drone2Map, you can share it as a scene layer in ArcGIS Online or your ArcGIS Enterprise portal. A scene layer is composed of three-dimensional mesh objects and includes z-values (elevation values).

Share your items

You have the following options for sharing your items, depending on your sharing privileges:

  • Your organization—Sharing with your organization means only members of your organization have access to your item.
  • Groups to which you belong—If you are a member of a group, you can share your item with that group. Sharing with specific groups restricts access to a smaller, more focused set of people.
  • Everyone—Sharing with everyone makes your item public; anybody who has access to the portal website or ArcGIS Online, including anonymous users, can find and use it, and group owners can include it in their group content.
  • Everyone, your organization, and groups to which you belong—You can share your item with a larger audience (for example, everyone and your organization) and also share it with a specific group. This allows you to categorize your item as especially relevant to a particular group while still making it available to others in your organization.

This process creates and stores a scene layer package in your account. If you're sharing to an ArcGIS Online organizational account, service credits apply.

Publish your scene

To publish your textured mesh as a scene layer, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Share tab, in the Share As group, click Scene Layer Scene Layer.
  2. Check the layers you want to share. You can share the following scene types:
    • Point cloud (SLPK)
    • SLPK Mesh
  3. Click the Show Sharing Properties Show Sharing Properties button. Check or uncheck the option to build an initial cache for your selected scenes.
  4. Click the Show Sharing Details button Show Sharing Details to go back and give your scene layers a Title.
  5. Optionally choose a Folder to share your features, provide a Description, and update the Tags.
  6. Check the appropriate groups for sharing your scene layers.
  7. Click Share.