This item has been moved to mature support. Capabilities are included in ArcGIS Pro 2.6 and later. Capabilities for ArcGIS Pro 2.2-2.5 and ArcMap 10.4.1-10.8.1 are available with Military Tools for ArcGIS.


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.


The specific software and system requirements for the Visibility solution are listed below.

Requirement Description

What you get

Visibility includes the following:

Component Folder Description
ArcGIS Pro ArcGIS Pro 2.2-2.5 Contains Visibility.esriAddinX
ArcMap ArcMap 10.4.1-10.8 Contains the Visibility.esriAddIn
Visibility in ArcGIS.pdf Help documentation for Visibility
Visibility Online Help Internet shortcut to online Visibility documentation

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
August 2020
February 2020
October 2019
June 2019
March 2019
January 2019
September 2018
August 2018
June 2018
June 2017
  • 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
  • UI enhancements and issues addressed
  • 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

Get started with Visibility

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.