Support for the web scene specification

ArcGIS Runtime SDK provides partial read support for the Esri web scene specification. This page describes support for web scenes and associates web scene features with classes.

This release of ArcGIS Runtime does not support persistence (write, edit, save or upload) of web scenes.

Scenes

ArcGIS Runtime supports basic features of global scenes, including basemaps, ground surfaces, operational layers, initial viewpoints, tables, and spatial references. It does not support local scenes, environment (lighting) settings, app metadata, presentation slides, clipping, range info, or vertical coordinate systems.

Web scene fieldArcGIS Runtime support
baseMap (except id and transparency)ArcGISScene.getBasemap()
groundArcGISScene.getBaseSurface()
initialState.viewpointArcGISScene.setInitialViewpoint()
operationalLayersArcGISScene.getOperationalLayers()
spatialReferenceArcGISScene.getSpatialReference()
tablesArcGISScene.getTables()

ArcGIS Runtime supports only scenes with the following values set:

  • version - 1.10.0 or greater
  • viewingMode - global

Layers

ArcGIS Runtime supports a subset of the layers supported by web scenes. The following table associates web scene layers with ArcGIS Runtime layer types.

Web scene layerArcGIS Runtime layer type
ArcGISFeatureLayerFeatureLayer
ArcGISImageServiceLayerArcGISMapImageLayer
ArcGISMapServiceLayerArcGISMapImageLayer
IntegratedMeshLayerArcGISSceneLayer
OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMapLayer
ArcGISSceneServiceLayerArcGISSceneLayer
ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayerArcGISTiledLayer
WebTiledLayerWebTiledLayer
WMSWmsLayer

The following layers are either not supported or not supported in scenes:

  • CSV layer
  • VectorTileLayer - supported but will not display in scenes

Renderers

ArcGIS Runtime only supports a subset of renderers consumed through web scenes.

Web scene renderer typeRuntime renderer type
ClassBreaksClassBreaksRenderer
SimpleSimpleRenderer
UniqueValueUniqueValueRenderer

Visual variables are not supported on any renderers.

The following renderers supported by the web scene specification are not supported by ArcGIS Runtime:

  • PointCloud ClassBreaks renderer
  • PointCloud Stretch renderer
  • PointCloud UniqueValue renderer
  • Raster ClassBreaks renderer
  • Raster Stretch renderer
  • Raster UniqueValue renderer
  • UniqueValueFromStyle renderer

Symbols

The following table associates supported web scene symbol types with ArcGIS Runtime SDK symbol types:

Web scene symbol typeArcGIS Runtime symbol type
LineSymbol3DMultilayerPolylineSymbol
PointSymbol3DMultilayerPointSymbol
PolygonSymbol3DMultilayerPolygonSymbol
StyleSymbolReferenceMultilayerPointSymbol

Symbol layers

ArcGIS Runtime supports reading and rendering symbol layers. However, there are no API types available for manipulating these layers:

  • ObjectSymbol3DLayer

The following symbol layers are not supported:

  • ExtrudeSymbol3DLayer

Elevation sources

Runtime supports the ArcGISTiledElevationServiceLayer from the web scene spec, which is exposed as ArcGISTiledElevationSource.

The following table associates elevation source properties with the equivalent ArcGIS Runtime types:

Web scene propertyArcGIS Runtime property
itemIdArcGISTiledElevationSource.getItem()
layerTypeN/A - only ArcGISTiledElevationSource is supported
titleArcGISTiledElevationSource.getName()
urlArcGISTiledElevationSource.getUri()
visibilityArcGISTiledElevationSource.isEnabled()

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