Beach Landing

Beach Landing can be used to plan and execute amphibious operations.

An amphibious operation is a military operation launched from the sea by an amphibious force to conduct landing force operations within the littorals. The littorals include those land areas (and their adjacent sea and associated air space) that are predominantly susceptible to engagement and influence from the sea. Amphibious operations require the unique ability to operate across air, land, and sea.

Personnel need to understand these environments and any physical hazards that could affect the operation. Features such as reefs, rocks, and dense vegetation could hamper the mission's effectiveness, cause damage or harm to equipment and personnel, and waste precious time. Knowing the location of these features allows planners and operators to increase awareness of possible hazards and aid in effective amphibious operation planning.

This solution illustrates how you can:

  • Utilize the editing tools and layers to sketch the plan and identify hazard features.
  • Manage marginal information in a layout.


Beach Landing requires specific technical experience and software. Minimum system requirements for the ArcGIS Platform can be found on the Support website.

Requirement Description
Map Authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 or later (Basic or higher)
  • ArcMap 10.5 or later (Basic or higher)

What you get

When you download Beach Landing, you will find the following:

File Folder Description
BeachLanding.zip ArcGIS Pro Folder containing an ArcGIS Pro project template to get you started with beach landing workflows.
ArcMap Folder containing sample data, toolboxes, and map document to get you started with beach landing workflows.
Resources Supporting files for Beach Landing.

What's new

Below are the releases and notes for Beach Landing. 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
April 2018
  • Addressed missing basemap issue in ArcMap
September 2017
  • Combined Beach Landing solution functionality for ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro into one download
  • Added offline documentation

Get started with Beach Landing

Automated deployment options

With ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool, users can now automate the deployment of this solution in their ArcGIS organization. Follow a few simple steps to quickly deploy the solution, configure it, and load your data when necessary.