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Google photorealistic 3d tiles to Scene

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Hello, I am trying to add google's photorealistic 3d tiles to Scene, using ArcGIS Pro 3.30.

Photorealistic 3D Tiles  |  Google Maps Tile API  |  Google for Developers

This is the javascript api call - 

https://tile.googleapis.com/v1/3dtiles/root.json?key=[YOUR API KEY]

I would like to add the tiles then publish a hosted scene layer. Is this tileset supported? 

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Andrew--Johnson
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Hi,

Only custom apps built on ArcGIS Maps SDKs such as the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Javascript support adding this type of 3D Tiles service. ArcGIS applications such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Earth, or Scene Viewer include advanced capabilities such as interactive 3D analysis that are not currently permitted by Google. Since the Google terms of use do not permit these capabilities it is the responsibility of the user to only view this service in applications that can only offer visualization capabilities. The following terms list out all the various restrictions Google Maps Platform Terms Of Service  |  Google Cloud 

thanks,

Andrew

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Hi Andrew, thank you for your reply.

So, there is not currently support for google 3d tiles because to bring them into Arc Pro would allow functionality that google does not allow under their licensing. Is that correct?

 

Is it the following section of the licensing restrictions that causes the trouble or another? -

 
"c) No Creating Content From Google Maps Content. Customer will not create content based on Google Maps Content. For example, Customer will not: (i) trace or digitize roadways, building outlines, utility posts, or electrical lines from the Maps JavaScript API Satellite base map type; (ii) create 3D building models from 45° Imagery from Maps JavaScript API; (iii) build terrain models based on elevation values from the Elevation API; (iv) use latitude/longitude values from the Places API as an input for point-in-polygon analysis; (v) construct an index of tree locations within a city from Street View imagery; or (vi) convert text-based driving times into synthesized speech results."

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Andrew--Johnson
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Hi,

Yes correct, ArcGIS Pro cannot currently support Google 3D Tiles as it would violate their terms. That is one of the sections that applies as well as a few others. It should only be used purely for visualization purposes.

thanks,

Andrew

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