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ArcGIS Blog: How to Build Compelling Globe Animations for Story Maps

Blog Post created by GHarris-esristaff Employee on Oct 15, 2018

A blog post from the Esri Story Maps team reviews two methods for creating rotating globe animations in ArcGIS  and ArcGIS Pro. From the blog post:

 

A spinning, global view of the earth is a useful method for showing an overview of your data. Not only does it put your story into a planetary perspective, it’s a great way to capture a reader’s attention... This blog discusses two approaches:

  1. The out-of-the-box 3D Data Visualization app in ArcGIS ; a quick and easy solution that can be spun up in a pinch.
  2. The ArcGIS Pro workflow used to export globes as MP4 video animations; an advanced solution that allows for a wide range of customization.

 

Read the blog post...

 

> How to Build Compelling Globe Animations for Story Maps

 

From Living in the Age of Humans: The Human Reach. Visualization: the human footprint (2009).

Visualization: The Human Footprint (2009).

 

 

Note from Greyson Harris:

 

We built globe animations for the Esri Story Maps story Living in the Age of Humans: The Human Reach. Are you interested in creating rotating globes, or have you already built animations? In the comments section below, we invite you to share your questions, examples, tips, or tricks.

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