Early 2015, Google Earth Pro was released for Free download ( see here) and we were excited... now ArcGIS Earth is here, hope it will double our excitement.
ESRI has released The first version of ArcGIS Earth is now available to download and its Free. ArcGIS Earth is a lightweight, easy-to-use 64-bit Windows desktop app that enables anyone in your organization to easily view and explore 2D and 3D data including KML and ArcGIS services.
ArcGIS Earth enables us to view and explore GIS data formats like KML/KMZ and Shapefile; and ArcGIS web services (Map Service, Scene Service, Feature Service, Image Service).
ArcGIS supports the OGC KML standard (KML 2.2.0). As such, Earth takes particular care of Network Links type elements or the Screen Image Overlays or Ground Image Overlays..
To share your ArcGIS 3D views from Earth, you can use the image export tool, the sending via email tool or printing tool.
ArcGIS Earth allows exploration, navigation and querying your data in a 3D environment but also provides other capabilities like the graphics drawing.
ArcGIS Earth comes with essential tools for Measure, create placemarks and simple geometry, and more.
ArcGIS Earth is free and requires no subscription to ArcGIS Online or other ArcGIS licenses.
It is fully integrated with the ArcGIS platform so you can securely access, share, and publish your enterprise maps and data.
In that case, if you have an account on the portal of your ArcGIS organization (ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS), you can access to your content and those of your team in a secure environment.
Download ArcGIS Earth Here
Culled from monde-geospatial.com