Install and setup

ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity is a plugin for Unity. In order to develop interactive 3D GIS applications using real world maps and 3D content from ArcGIS Platform, you need to prepare your Unity project. Make sure that you download the plugin before starting.

1. Install Unity

The plugin supports Unity 2021.3.x LTS. If you do not have it installed, install Unity.

2. Install the plugin

To use ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity, you have the option to use it in a new project or an existing project.

3. Choose your scene setting option

The plugin provides three options to use ArcGIS data and other geospatial contents within a scene:

  • The Map Creator UI provides the option to create a scene without writing any code.
  • The components provide functionality that can be attached to game objects in your scene.
  • The C# API grants access to the plugin source code.

Additional download

You can download the developer documentation as an archive from the downloads page. The stand-alone documentation includes the developer guide, API reference, tutorials, and samples documentation. The archive contains instructions to serve the documentation from a local web server so you can access it without a connection to the internet. This documentation is designed to run on a local stand-alone computer or on an internal network and not on the public internet.

To use the documentation locally:

  • Download the documentation for the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unity. The downloaded files are in a .zip archive format.
  • Extract the archive to a local folder. The extracted archive has two subfolders: public and install.
  • Open the README.md file in the install folder and follow the instructions for your chosen web server.

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