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Building Immersive Apps with ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Game Engines (Presented by Esri)

Rex Hansen  (Principal Product Manager, Esri)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All


Many game developers have begun to pursue immersive, interactive, open world experiences powered by real-world data. Fortunately, Esri is the global leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - we provide a complete system to create, store, manage, deliver, and utilize real-world data and geospatial analytics. Esri's ArcGIS Maps SDKs integrate with market leading game engines, Unity and Unreal Engine, and enable developers to build games with high-fidelity visualization of real-world data to power digital twin, real-time, and simulation experiences. Let the ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Game Engines be the gateway to your metaverse!


Attendees will learn how to use Esri's ArcGIS Maps SDKs with Unity and Unreal Engine to build immersive, cutting-edge 3D maps and XR experiences with real-world data. They will see digital twins of urban and natural environments come to life through demos and learn how ArcGIS and game engines have helped industries and organizations improve collaboration, increase awareness, streamline workflows, and reduce costs.

Intended Audience

This is intended for developers using game engines to build immersive applications that need to use real-world maps and data in photo-realistic, real-time, and/or simulation solutions.