How do I take a CSV file that has Lat, Long, and Altitude, and turn that into a Z-value enabled hosted feature service, without using Arc Pro. We are working with a client to build a workflow that lets them add new data collected by planes to their AGO content... which is a big-enough leap for them. We can't tell them they need to use Pro to do this - they lack the resources to run it. I know I can publish a Z-enabled hosted feature layer from Pro and that works fine. There must be a workflow to get a 3D dataset into AGO without Pro, right? Right?
Hi Nicholas Floersch,
It is not currently possible to created a z-enabled Hosted Feature Layer in ArcGIS Online through CSV upload or from a layer template. If a z-enabled Hosted Feature Service exists in ArcGIS Online then a new, z-enabled Hosted Feature Service can be created from the existing layer. Uploading a FGDB with z-values from the My Content page also creates a Hosted Feature Service with z-values.
It gets a little bit trickier when adding records from a CSV because z-value is stored as part of the feature geometry as opposed to in an attribute field.
An alternative that might work for your client:
I hope that helps. I also recommend logging this as an idea in ArcGIS Ideas and providing the use case above.