Analyzing 30 days of Earthquakes using 3D Scenes in ArcGIS Online

Blog Post created by jkerski-esristaff Employee on Aug 28, 2020

We live in a 3D world, and it only makes sense that we want to teach with and learn about the world with 3D tools.  With ArcGIS Online, 3D scenes can be easily created and used effectively to teach content.  I created a 3D scene with the last 30 days of earthquakes in ArcGIS Online, and documented my procedures with this video.  The video also demonstrates how I have taught with the results.  Many more themes and phenomena of our world can be examined in 3D using these same tools.  I look forward to your feedback!


Teaching and learning with 3D scenes in ArcGIS Online can help students grasp key content, encourage spatial thinking, and obtain core GIS skills.  This video uses recent earthquakes as an example.