Overlapping radial line of sight at road intersections

Visibility components are created for the ArcGIS Platform, allowing analysts to better understand the terrain. An analyst can assess:

  • Radial Line Of Sight, also known as Viewshed, calculates the visibility of an area from one or more observer locations. The results show what areas are visible (or not) to one or more observers.
  • Linear Line Of Sight is a point to point visibility between one or more observers, and one or more targets. Each observer and target pair is a unique line of sight between them.


Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website. For more specific system requirements, select the appropriate component of the software below:

Requirement Description
  • Working with ArcGIS Web AppBuilder widgets in Portal for ArcGIS
  • Basic ArcGIS Pro, including using Add-Ins
  • Basic ArcGIS for Desktop, including using Add-Ins

What you get

Visibility includes the following:

Application Folder Items
ArcMap Visibility in ArcMap
  • Visibility.esriAddin
  • Visibility in ArcMap.pdf
  • ArcGIS Pro Visibility in ArcGIS Pro 1.4
  • Visibility.esriAddinX
  • Visibility in ArcGIS Pro 1.4.pdf
  • ArcGIS Pro Visibility in ArcGIS Pro 2.0
  • Visibility.esriAddinX
  • Visibility in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.pdf
  • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS (Developer Edition) Visibility in WAB DE
  • Visiblity [widget folder]
  • Visibility in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS Developer Edition.pdf
  • Geoprocessing [Viewshed folder]
  • What's new

    Below are the release notes for Visibility. If you need support, please contact Esri Support Services. If you'd like to get help from other defense community members, post your question on GeoNet.

    Date Description
    June 2017
    • Support for:
      • ArcGIS Pro 2.0
      • ArcMap 10.5.1
    • WGS84 support for Web AppBuilder widgets
    • UI enhancements and bug fixes
    • Issues addressed at Visibility 3.0:
      • ENH-000105194 Adjust Visibility in the Military Tools for ArcGIS Dark Theme so the text can be read more easily
    May 2017
    • Support for:
      • ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1
      • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.3 - 2.4 (Developer Edition)
    • UI enhancements and bug fixes
    • Issues addressed at Military Tools for ArcGIS 1.1:
      • BUG-000105198 The Clear Graphics button does not work on the Visibility tool from the Military tools for ArcGIS solution
      • BUG-000105205 RLOS command not working consistently with image services in Military Tools Toolbar
      • BUG-000103064 When using an ArcMap Standard Single Use license, the Radial Line of Sight (RLOS) tool in the Military Tools for ArcGIS does not recognize that Spatial Analyst extension is available
    February 2017
    • Support for:
      • ArcGIS Pro 1.4
      • ArcMap 10.3.1 to 10.5
      • Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.2 (Developer Edition)

    Get started with Visibility in ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, or Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS.

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