Display a scene

Learn how to create and display a scene with a basemap layer and an elevation layer. Set properties of the scene's camera to control the 3D perspective.

display a scene

Like a map, a scene contains layers of geographic data. It contains a basemap layer and, optionally, one or more data layers. To provide a realistic view of the terrain, you can also add elevation layers to define the height of the surface across the scene. The 3D perspective of the scene is controlled by the scene's camera, which defines the position of the scene observer in 3D space.

In this tutorial, you create and display a scene using the imagery basemap layer. The surface of the scene is defined with an elevation layer and the camera is positioned to display an area of the Santa Monica Mountains in the scene view.

The scene and code will be used as the starting point for other 3D tutorials.

Prerequisites

The following are required for this tutorial:

  1. An ArcGIS account to access API keys. If you don't have an account, sign up for free.
  2. Your system meets the system requirements.
  3. The ArcGIS Runtime API for Qt is installed.

Steps

Create a new ArcGIS Runtime Qt Creator Project

Use Qt Creator to create app that displays a Scene centered on the Santa Monica Mountains.

  1. Start Qt Creator.

  2. Click File > New File or Project. In the left frame, under Projects, select ArcGIS.

  3. Select the ArcGIS Runtime 100.11 Qt Quick C++ app project template, or a later version, and click Choose.

    You may have several selections for the ArcGIS project type. Be sure to select ArcGIS Runtime 100.11 Qt Quick C++ app (or a later version).

  4. On the Project Location dialog, name your project Display_a_scene. Click Next.

  5. On the Define Build System dialog, select qmake for your build system. Click Next.

  6. On the Define Project Details dialog, give this app a description or leave as is. Click 3D project. At the ArcGIS Online Basemap dropdown menu, select Imagery. Leave the rest of this dialog unchanged and click Next.

  7. On the Kit Selection dialog, check the kit(s) you previously set up when you installed the API. You should select a Desktop kit to run this tutorial. Click Next.

    The option to Add as a subproject to root project is only available if you have already created a root project. Ignore for this tutorial.

  8. Verify your selections and click Finish.

Get an API key

An API key is required to enable access to services, web maps, and web scenes hosted in ArcGIS Online.

If you haven't already, go to your developer dashboard to get your API key. For these tutorials, use your default API key. It is scoped to include all of the services demonstrated in the tutorials.

Display a scene

  1. In the Projects window, open the Headers folder. Double-click the file Display_a_scene.h to open it.

  2. Add the declaration void setupScene(); under private:. Then save and close the file.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #ifndef DISPLAY_A_SCENE_H
    #define DISPLAY_A_SCENE_H
    
    namespace Esri
    {
    namespace ArcGISRuntime
    {
    class Scene;
    class SceneQuickView;
    }
    }
    
    #include <QObject>
    
    class Display_a_scene : public QObject
    {
        Q_OBJECT
        Q_PROPERTY(Esri::ArcGISRuntime::SceneQuickView* sceneView READ sceneView WRITE setSceneView NOTIFY sceneViewChanged)
    public:
        explicit Display_a_scene(QObject* parent = nullptr);
        ~Display_a_scene() override;
    
    signals:
        void sceneViewChanged();
    
    private:
        Esri::ArcGISRuntime::SceneQuickView* sceneView() const;
        void setSceneView(Esri::ArcGISRuntime::SceneQuickView* sceneView);
    
        Esri::ArcGISRuntime::Scene* m_scene = nullptr;
        Esri::ArcGISRuntime::SceneQuickView* m_sceneView = nullptr;
    
        void setupScene();
    
    };
    
    #endif // DISPLAY_A_SCENE_H
  3. In the Projects window, open the Sources folder. Open the Display_a_scene.cpp file.

  4. Delete the code from the body of the constructor.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    //
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    #include "Basemap.h"
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
        QObject(parent), m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), 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);
    
    }
    
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
        return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
        if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
        {
            return;
        }
    
        m_sceneView = sceneView;
        m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
        emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
  5. In the Projects window, open the Sources folder. Open the main.cpp file. Using the key retrieved from your dashboard, paste your API key between the quotes on the line indicated. Save and close the file.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QDir>
    #include <QGuiApplication>
    #include <QSurfaceFormat>
    #include <QQmlApplicationEngine>
    
    //------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    #if defined(Q_OS_LINUX) && !defined(Q_OS_ANDROID)
      // Linux requires 3.2 OpenGL Context
      // in order to instance 3D symbols
      QSurfaceFormat fmt = QSurfaceFormat::defaultFormat();
      fmt.setVersion(3, 2);
      QSurfaceFormat::setDefaultFormat(fmt);
    #endif
    
      QGuiApplication::setAttribute(Qt::AA_EnableHighDpiScaling);
      QGuiApplication app(argc, argv);
    
    
      // Use of Esri location services, including basemaps and geocoding, requires
      // either an ArcGIS identity or an API key. For more information see
      // https://links.esri.com/arcgis-runtime-security-auth.
    
      // 1. ArcGIS identity: An ArcGIS named user account that is a member of an
      // organization in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
    
      // 2. API key: A permanent key that gives your application access to Esri
      // location services. Create a new API key or access existing API keys from
      // your ArcGIS for Developers dashboard (https://links.esri.com/arcgis-api-keys).
    
      const QString apiKey = QStringLiteral("");
    
      if (apiKey.isEmpty())
      {
          qWarning() << "Use of Esri location services, including basemaps, requires "
                        "you to authenticate with an ArcGIS identity or set the API Key property.";
      }
      else
      {
          ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment::setApiKey(apiKey);
      }
    
      // Production deployment of applications built with ArcGIS Runtime requires you to
      // license ArcGIS Runtime functionality. For more information see
      // https://links.esri.com/arcgis-runtime-license-and-deploy.
    
      //ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment::setLicense("Place license string in here");
    
      // Register the scene view for QML
      qmlRegisterType<SceneQuickView>("Esri.Display_a_scene", 1, 0, "SceneView");
    
      // Register the Display_a_scene (QQuickItem) for QML
      qmlRegisterType<Display_a_scene>("Esri.Display_a_scene", 1, 0, "Display_a_scene");
    
      // Initialize application view
      QQmlApplicationEngine engine;
    
      // Add the import Path
      engine.addImportPath(QDir(QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath()).filePath("qml"));
    
      // Set the source
      engine.load(QUrl("qrc:/qml/main.qml"));
    
      return app.exec();
    }
    
    //------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  6. In the Displaya_scene.cpp file, add this line to call to the new method you will create, setupScene.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  7. Create the new method named setupScene at the end of this file, after the closing brace of setSceneView().

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  8. Create an ElevationSource instance to define the base surface for the scene.

    An elevation source can define a surface with 3D terrain in a scene. Without an elevation source, the default globe surface is used to display the scene.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  9. Create a Surface instance and append the elevationSource to it.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  10. Set the ElevationExaggeration value (to improve elevation visibility), and then set the elevationSurface for m_scene.

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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  11. Inside of the setSceneView() method, create a Camera with the given parameters.

    The position you view the scene from is defined by a Camera. The following properties of the camera are used to define an observation point in the scene:

    • latitude: The measurement of distance north or south of the Equator
    • longitude: The measurement east or west of the prime meridian
    • altitude: The distance above sea level
    • heading: Azimuth of the camera's direction
    • pitch: Up and down angle
    • roll: Side-to-side angle
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    //   Copyright 2020 Esri
    //   Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    //   you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    //   You may obtain a copy of the License at
    //
    //   https://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
    //
    //   Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    //   distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    //   WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    //   See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    //   limitations under the License.
    
    #include "Display_a_scene.h"
    
    #include "ArcGISRuntimeEnvironment.h"
    #include "ArcGISTiledElevationSource.h"
    
    #include "Basemap.h"
    
    #include "Scene.h"
    #include "SceneQuickView.h"
    
    #include <QUrl>
    
    using namespace Esri::ArcGISRuntime;
    
    Display_a_scene::Display_a_scene(QObject* parent /* = nullptr */):
      QObject(parent),
      m_scene(new Scene(Basemap::imagery(this), this))
    {
    
      setupScene();
    
    }
    
    Display_a_scene::~Display_a_scene()
    {
    }
    
    SceneQuickView* Display_a_scene::sceneView() const
    {
      return m_sceneView;
    }
    
    // Set the view (created in QML)
    void Display_a_scene::setSceneView(SceneQuickView* sceneView)
    {
      if (!sceneView || sceneView == m_sceneView)
      {
        return;
      }
      m_sceneView = sceneView;
      m_sceneView->setArcGISScene(m_scene);
    
      constexpr double latitude = 33.909;
      constexpr double longitude = -118.805;
      constexpr double altitude = 5330.0;
      constexpr double heading = 355.0;
      constexpr double pitch = 72.0;
      constexpr double roll = 0.0;
      const Camera sceneCamera(latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, pitch, roll);
      m_sceneView->setViewpointCameraAndWait(sceneCamera);
    
      emit sceneViewChanged();
    }
    
    void Display_a_scene::setupScene()
    {
    
      ArcGISTiledElevationSource* elevationSource = new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(QUrl("https://elevation3d.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/WorldElevation3D/Terrain3D/ImageServer"), this);
    
      Surface* elevationSurface = new Surface(this);
      elevationSurface->elevationSources()->append(elevationSource);
    
      elevationSurface->setElevationExaggeration(2.5);
      m_scene->setBaseSurface(elevationSurface);
    
    }
    
  12. Press <Ctrl+R> to run the app.

You should see a scene with the topographic basemap layer centered on the Santa Monica Mountains in California. Double-click, drag, and scroll the mouse wheel over the scene view to explore the scene.

What's next?

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