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Create terrain surface from a tile package

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Set the terrain surface with elevation described by a local tile package.


How it works

  1. Create a Scene and add it to a SceneView.
  2. Create an ArcGISTiledElevationSource with the path to the local tile package.
  3. Add this source to the scene's base surface: Scene.BaseSurface.ElevationSources.Add(tiledElevationSource).

Relevant API

  • ArcGISTiledElevationSource
  • Surface

Additional information

The tile package must be a LERC (limited error raster compression) encoded TPK. Details on creating these are in the ArcGIS Pro documentation.

The terrain surface is what the basemap, operational layers, and graphics are draped on.


3D, Tile Cache, Elevation, Surface

Sample Code

        <esriUI:SceneView x:Name="MySceneView" />
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using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.CreateTerrainSurfaceFromTilePackage
        "Create terrain surface from a tile package",
        "Use a terrain surface with elevation described by a local tile package.",
    public partial class CreateTerrainSurfaceFromTilePackage
        public CreateTerrainSurfaceFromTilePackage()

        private void Initialize()
            // Create the scene.
            MySceneView.Scene = new Scene(Basemap.CreateImagery());

            // Get the path to the elevation tile package.
            string packagePath = DataManager.GetDataFolder("cce37043eb0440c7a5c109cf8aad5500", "MontereyElevation.tpk");

            // Create the elevation source from the tile cache.
            TileCache elevationCache = new TileCache(packagePath);
            ArcGISTiledElevationSource elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(elevationCache);

            // Create a surface to display the elevation source.
            Surface elevationSurface = new Surface();

            // Add the elevation source to the surface.

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

            // Set an initial camera viewpoint.
            Camera camera = new Camera(36.525, -121.80, 300.0, 180, 80.0, 0.0);