Get started

Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Sign in with an ArcGIS account

To access ArcGIS location services, you need an ArcGIS Developer account or ArcGIS Online account.

Get a free developer account

2. Download the plugin

Review system requirement and download the plugin.

Download the plugin

3. Set up an Unreal Engine project

Install Unreal Engine and the plugin, and set up an Unreal Engine project.

Install and set up

4. Get an API key

Create, manage, and scope API key in your developer dashboard. For the detailed steps to create an API key, see Create and manage an API key in the Mapping APIs and location services guide.

Get an API key

5. Visualize your GIS data in Unreal Engine

Use your API key to access the basemap layer service and create an Unreal level with GIS data from scratch.

6. Explore samples

To access the Samples folder in Unreal Engine, open the Content Drawer and select Plugins > ArcGIS Maps SDK for Unreal Engine Content > Samples. If the Plugin folder does not appear in the list, click Settings at the top right corner of the Content Drawer and select Show Plugin Content.

Samples that are hosted on GitHub provide starting templates to build more advanced experiences. You can also submit issues to suggest new samples.

7. Deploy your app

Learn about the general guidelines and Terms of use before distributing your application for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS or XR headsets.

Learn more

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