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Terrain exaggeration

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Configure the vertical exaggeration of terrain (the ground surface) in a scene.

How to use the sample

Use the slider to update terrain exaggeration.

How it works

  1. Create an elevation source and add it to a new surface.
  2. Add the surface to the scene.
  3. Configure the surface's elevation exaggeration.

Relevant API

  • Scene
  • Surface
  • Scene.BaseSurface
  • Surface.ElevationExaggeration


Elevation, terrain, DTM, DEM, surface, 3D, scene

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
        <esriUI:SceneView x:Name="MySceneView" Style="{StaticResource SceneWithFormStyle}" ViewInsets="0" />
        <resources:ResponsiveFormContainer x:Name="FormContainer">
                <Label Text="Terrain exaggeration:" Style="{StaticResource LabelStyle}" />
                <Slider x:Name="TerrainSlider" 
                        Maximum="3" Minimum="1" Value="1"
                        BackgroundColor="Black" />
// Copyright 2019 Esri.
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using System;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.TerrainExaggeration
        "Terrain exaggeration",
        "Configure the vertical exaggeration of terrain (the ground surface) in a scene.",
        "Elevation", "terrain", "DTM", "DEM", "surface", "3D", "scene")]
    public partial class TerrainExaggeration : ContentPage
        private readonly string _elevationServiceUrl = "";

        public TerrainExaggeration()

        private void Initialize()
            // Configure the scene with National Geographic basemap.
            MySceneView.Scene = new Scene(Basemap.CreateNationalGeographic());

            // Add the base surface for elevation data.
            Surface elevationSurface = new Surface();
            ArcGISTiledElevationSource elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(new Uri(_elevationServiceUrl));

            // Add the surface to the scene.
            MySceneView.Scene.BaseSurface = elevationSurface;

            // Set the initial camera.
            MapPoint initialLocation = new MapPoint(-119.9489, 46.7592, 0, SpatialReferences.Wgs84);
            Camera initialCamera = new Camera(initialLocation, 15000, 40, 60, 0);

            // Update terrain exaggeration based on the slider value.
            TerrainSlider.ValueChanged += (sender, e) =>
                elevationSurface.ElevationExaggeration = TerrainSlider.Value;