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Get started with scenes

1. Choose global or local

You can choose to display 3D content within two different scene environments: a global scene or a local scene. Learn more about global and local scenes.

2. Switch basemap

A basemap provides a background of geographical context for the content you want to display in a scene. When you create a new scene, choose a basemap from the collection in the basemap gallery. Learn more about switching basemaps.

3. Add layers

Layers are the contents of your story. They can include topics related to people, the earth, life, and imagery. You can add your own layers and layers shared by others. Learn more about adding layers.

4. Configure layers

Configure layers to improve the presentation of your data. Depending on your layer, you can change symbols by size, type, and color. Learn more about configuring layers.

5. Capture slides

Slides present specific views of your scene. Capture slides to preserve multiple views of the same scene. Learn more about capturing slides.

6. Save scene

Save your scene to My Content so you can return to it later and share it with others. Learn more about saving scenes.