ArcGIS Earth for mobile V1.2 release notes and known limitation

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09-04-2020 01:42 AM
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The version 1.2 of ArcGIS Earth for mobile has been released to Google Play and App Store on August 31st, 2020. To continue bringing better experience to our users, in the new version we added new features and made improvements including: 

  • Well adapted iPad and Android tablet (vertical screen mode) 
  • Provide a default basemap “Imagery” to Basemap List, if not signed into ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise 
  • Enhance 2D Maps and 3D Scenes rendering in iOS with Apple's Metal framework 

New features 

Well adapted iPad and Android tablet (vertical screen mode) 

This new release now supports iPads and Android tablets in vertical screen mode. You can use ArcGIS Earth mobile to explore the globe and interactive with 2D and 3D data on larger screens. 

    

                                                          iPad screenshots 

       

                                                 Android Tablet screenshots 

Provide a default basemap “Imagery” to Basemap List, if not signed into ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise 

ArcGIS Imagery basemap is by default available in the Basemap List, without requiring users signing into ArcGIS Online or connecting to their Enterprise Portal. This high quality and frequently updated imagery basemap provides all users with a good reference to start exploring the world in ArcGIS Earth mobile. 

Enhancements 

2D Maps and 3D Scenes rendering in iOS with Apple’s Metal framework  

This release of ArcGIS Earth for iOS takes advantage of the most recent update in ArcGIS Runtime, with which 2D Maps and 3D Scenes are now rendered using Apple's Metal framework that provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit (GPU). This has led to an increase in rendering performance, especially when displaying a large number of features or graphics in dynamic rendering mode on the GPU. Metal has been widely available on a range of iOS devices for quite some time now. With that said, ArcGIS Earth mobile has adopted full benefits of this improvement while targeting all devices that meet Runtime's minimum deployment requirement of iOS.

Known issues of ArcGIS Earth for mobile V1.2 

For iOS 

Feature 

Description 

Add data 

1. ArcGIS Earth for iOS can display screen overlay with KML/KMZ but may not support to display it as the appropriate screen size.  

2.  ArcGIS Earth for iOS can’t support to add data from URL with a parameter, such as “ts”.  

3. ArcGIS Earth for iOS can’t support to add building scene layer. 

4. Filter Authoritative status doesn't work for the data on My Content/My Favorites/My Groups/My Organization tab 

5. Earth zooms to a strange view after tap to identify a KML or layer item. 

Mobile scene package 

6. ArcGIS Earth for iOS failed to get the locator name of the mobile scene package. 

Tour 

7. The photo might not display as expected if the camera is too close. 

8. ArcGIS Earth for iOS can’t support to choose Album photos.  

Portal 

9. ArcGIS Earth for iOS can’t support to connect portal with Kerberos certification. 

UI 

10. Inappropriate error message for unsupported data type 

For Android

 

Feature 

Description 

Add data 

1. ArcGIS Earth for Android can display screen overlay with KML/KMZ but may not support to display it as the appropriate screen size.  

2. ArcGIS Earth for Android supports loading Web Scene in the way of read-only. 

3. ArcGIS Earth for Android can’t support adding data from URL with a parameter, such as “ts”.  

4. ArcGIS Earth for Android can’t support adding building scene layer. 

TOC 

5. Layers visibility are turned on automatically after restarted ArcGIS Earth for Android. 

Measure 

6. Line of sight and Viewshed does not work well on part of Android (6.x) devices. 

7. Incorrect unit displays on measure Point bar after changing Distance units to Statute Miles 

Portal 

8. ArcGIS Earth for Android can’t support to connect portal with Kerberos certification. 

Draw 

9. There is an issue when adding new placemark where the symbol flickers before settled to the scene. 

10. ArcGIS Earth for Android may not fly to the ideal view of the placemark or searched location in some terrain area. 

Tour 

11. Pictures in the tour may appear at offset locations in some region. 

Note 

Device requirements 

  1. iOS 12 or later 
  1. Android 5.0 (Lollipop) API 21 or later 

Download 

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/cn/app/arcgis-earth/id1442724282

 

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esri.earth.phone