Create terrain surface from a local tile package

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

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Use case

In a scene view, the terrain surface is what the basemap, operational layers, and graphics are draped onto. For example, when viewing a scene in a mountainous region, applying a terrain surface to the scene will help in recognizing the slopes, valleys, and elevated areas.

How to use the sample

When loaded, the sample will show a scene with a terrain surface applied. Pan and zoom to explore the scene and observe how the terrain surface allows visualizing elevation differences.

How it works

  1. Create a Scene and add it to a SceneView.
  2. Create an ArcGISTiledElevationSource from a local tile package (.tpkx)
  3. Add this source to the scene's base surface: Scene::baseSurface::elevationSources::append(tileElevationSource)

Relevant API

  • ArcGISTiledElevationSource
  • Surface

Offline data

This sample uses the Monterey Elevation tile package, using CompactV2 storage format (.tpkx).

Read more about how to set up the sample's offline data here.

The tile package must be a LERC (limited error raster compression) encoded TPK/TPKX. Details on can be found in the topic Share a tile package in the ArcGIS Pro documentation.

Additional information

See the ArcGIS Pro Tile Package documentation (since Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.1) for information on tile packages

Tags

3D, elevation, LERC, surface, terrain, tile cache

Sample Code

CreateTerrainSurfaceFromLocalTilePackage.qmlCreateTerrainSurfaceFromLocalTilePackage.cppCreateTerrainSurfaceFromLocalTilePackage.h
                                 
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// [WriteFile Name=CreateTerrainSurfaceFromLocalTilePackage, Category=Scenes]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2019 Esri.

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// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
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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]

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import Esri.Samples 1.0

Item {

    SceneView {
        id: view
        anchors.fill: parent
    }

    // Declare the C++ instance which creates the scene etc. and supply the view
    CreateTerrainSurfaceFromLocalTilePackageSample {
        id: model
        sceneView: view
    }
}

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