1. Esri city engine
  1. Overview

Advanced 3D modelling software

 Esri City engine is a 3D procedural modelling and design tool that enable users to create and easily design 3D models.

Esri City Engine improves urban planning, architecture, and design. Use its 3D visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation. City Engine helps you make quality decisions that benefit your community for decades


Turn 2D Zoning data into 3D Visualization

Esri city engine creates 3d models using a process called procedural modelling.

City engine stores procedural rules as .cga rule files. The rules turn the 2d shapes into detailed 3d models.


Design urban environments

Make 3D models to show planned changes and alternate designs. Inform your designs with 3D representations of regulatory and land use conditions. Share multiple design alternatives with your team or stakeholders to gather feedback.



Share your Urban Plan

Publish your 3D model online. Others can interact with it, understand your urban plan, and participate in improving their community.




  1. Key features

Procedural modelling

Esri city engine uses Computer Generated Architecture (CGA) grammar to procedurally generate 3D content. CGA rules are applied to shapes (any imported data) to generate 3D models, iteratively refining a design by adding more details.


 Integration with ArcGIS

City engine supports the Esri file geodatabase (including textured multipatches) and the shapefile format. Users can import/export any geospatial vector data.


Industry standard 3d formats

Esri City engine supports KML, COLLADA, Autodesk FBX, Wave front OBJ, DXF for 3D data exchange.


Façade Texturing

Esri city engine is an Intuitive and effective tool for the preparation of facade textures from ground-based facade images, perspective correction, and region selection are done in one step.



  1. Technical Details

Esri City engine is available in two license levels; Basic and Advanced and on three platforms: windows, MAC and Linux.

Esri City Engine Basic

Esri City Engine Basic supports the file geodatabase and is available with single use licensing.

Esri City Engine Advanced

Esri City Engine Advanced extends the Basic version to a professional modeling and design solution that provides the full power of procedural technology for efficient creation and design of 3D cities. City Engine Advanced comes with all features, including Python and advanced import/export format support.


  1. Drone to Map for ArcGIS


  1. Overview

Drone to map for ArcGIS is a desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into orthomosaics, 3d meshes and more.

It streamlines the creation of professional imagery products from drone-captured still imagery for visualization and analysis in ArcGIS.

  • Create 2D and 3D maps of hard-to-acess areas.
  • Monitor change, perform land analysis and inspections.
  • Get imagery on demand


  1. Key features

2D Imagery Products


Get updated aerial views at the push of a button. Create your own basemaps, perform image analysis, and measure features.




Elevation products

Create topographic models of your project area with highly detailed digital surface models. Model the natural landscape of your project area with digital terrain models and contours




3D textured meshes support modeling, planning, and collaboration on any scale


3D point clouds enable analysis of natural and built-up features including volumetric measurements, change detection, lines of sight, and obstructions.



View your assets from all angles with Drone2Map and inspect fixed assets that may be difficult to access. Visualize imagery from multiple points-of-view


Once processing of imagery is done, the products can be shared with users and different stakeholders by publishing to ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

2D Products are shared as tile layers mainly for visualization of relatively static data.

3D textured meshed and point clouds are shared as scene layers.