How to use my own DSM for AGOL 3D Scene

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07-11-2019 02:51 PM
by Anonymous User
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Greetings,

I am working to publish AGOL 3D scenes that show only the site we are interested in. These sites are flown with a drone and through photogrammerty a orthomoasic is produced as well as a DSM. In desktop Arcpro I am able to use the drone DSM as a elevation source, which is exactly what I want. When I publish all the data to AGOL and create a scene online I am not able to use my DSM as a elevation source. This leads to orthomosaics that dont accurately represent the elevations of the site at the time of the drone flight, this is an issue. 

Has anyone experienced this before?

I have tried publishing the entire scene from AGOL but the feature layer packages are too unmanageable. 

Any suggestions would be great

Cheers

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LaurenDreyfuss
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Hi Michael,

You can publish the DSM as an elevation layer in ArcGIS Online using the instructions found here:

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/sharing/overview/web-elevation-layer.htm

The only pitfall in the instructions is that the DSM needs to be set as a Ground elevation source in the Scene in ArcGIS Pro in order to publish as an Elevation layer. Here are the instructions for that:

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/properties/elevation-surfaces.htm

Once published, the elevation layer can be used in scenes in ArcGIS Online and should hopefully rectify the orthomosaic issue.

Happy publishing!

-Lauren

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LaurenDreyfuss
Esri Contributor

Hi Michael,

You can publish the DSM as an elevation layer in ArcGIS Online using the instructions found here:

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/sharing/overview/web-elevation-layer.htm

The only pitfall in the instructions is that the DSM needs to be set as a Ground elevation source in the Scene in ArcGIS Pro in order to publish as an Elevation layer. Here are the instructions for that:

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/properties/elevation-surfaces.htm

Once published, the elevation layer can be used in scenes in ArcGIS Online and should hopefully rectify the orthomosaic issue.

Happy publishing!

-Lauren

by Anonymous User
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Lauren,

Thanks for your response, I never thought to publish the DSM as a elevation source directly from ArcPro. this works perfectly!

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LaurenDreyfuss
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So glad that worked! 

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