Add a point scene layer

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View a point scene layer from a scene service.

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Use case

Point scene layers can efficiently display large amounts of point features. While point cloud layers can only display simple symbols, point scene layers can display any type of billboard symbol or even 3D models, as long as the location of the symbol can be described by a point. Points are cached and automatically thinned when zoomed out to improve performance.

How to use the sample

Pan around the scene and zoom in. Notice how many thousands of additional features appear at each successive zoom scale.

How it works

  1. Create a scene.
  2. Create an ArcGISSceneLayer with the URL to a point scene layer service.
  3. Add the layer to the scene's operational layers collection.

Relevant API

  • ArcGISSceneLayer

About the data

This dataset contains more than 40,000 points representing world airports. Points are retrieved on demand by the scene layer as the user navigates the scene.

Additional information

Point scene layers can also be retrieved from scene layer packages (.slpk) and mobile scene packages (.mspk).

Tags

3D, point scene layer, layers

Sample Code

AddAPointSceneLayer.cppAddAPointSceneLayer.cppAddAPointSceneLayer.hAddAPointSceneLayer.qml
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// [WriteFile Name=AddAPointSceneLayer, Category=Scenes]
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// Copyright 2019 Esri.

// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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// WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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// [Legal]

#ifdef PCH_BUILD
#include "pch.hpp"
#endif // PCH_BUILD

#include "AddAPointSceneLayer.h"

#include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
#include "Scene.h"
#include "SceneQuickView.h"
#include "ArcGISSceneLayer.h"

using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;

AddAPointSceneLayer::AddAPointSceneLayer(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
  QObject(parent),
  m_scene(new Scene(BasemapStyle::ArcGISImageryStandard, this))
{
  // create a new elevation source from Terrain3D REST service
  ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(
        QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);

  // add the elevation source to the scene to display elevation
  m_scene->baseSurface()->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);

  // create a new point scene layer from world airport REST service
  ArcGISSceneLayer* pointSceneLayer = new ArcGISSceneLayer(
        QUrl("https://tiles.arcgis.com/tiles/V6ZHFr6zdgNZuVG0/arcgis/rest/services/Airports_PointSceneLayer/SceneServer/layers/0"), this);

  // add scene layer source to the scene to display points at world airport locations
  m_scene->operationalLayers()->append(pointSceneLayer);

}

AddAPointSceneLayer::~AddAPointSceneLayer() = default;

void AddAPointSceneLayer::init()
{
  // Register classes for QML
  qmlRegisterType<SceneQuickView>("Esri.Samples", 1, 0, "SceneView");
  qmlRegisterType<AddAPointSceneLayer>("Esri.Samples", 1, 0, "AddAPointSceneLayerSample");
}

SceneQuickView* AddAPointSceneLayer::sceneView() const
{
  return m_sceneView;
}

// Set the view (created in QML)
void AddAPointSceneLayer::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
{
  if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
    return;

  m_sceneView = sceneView;
  m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);

  emit sceneViewChanged();
}

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