Visibility Assessment is a configuration of ArcGIS Pro that can be used by local governments to answer various visibility questions within the community.

For example, planners, architects, and real estate appraisers can use Visibility Assessment to determine visibility of/from a proposed development from/of surrounding locations. Event planners can use Visibility Assessment to calculate event visibility from specific locations or surrounding buildings.


To deploy Visibility Assessment with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Solution deployment and scene authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 - 2.6 (Standard), and
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, and
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.8.1 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store

What you get

When you download Visibility Assessment, you'll find the following files:

Item Description
VisibilityAssessment.ppkx An ArcGIS Pro project package used to assess visibility within the community.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Visibility Assessment.

Date Description
February 2020
  • Improved the performance of the analytic output.
  • Added the option to calculate visibility with only terrain obstruction or no obstructions.
  • Resolved an issue when setting the Target Panel Size.
June 2019
  • Resolved an issue when Shadow Impact Analysis is installed as well.
January 2018
  • Updated ArcGIS Pro task documentation to reflect correct output attributes.
April 2018
  • Visibility Assessment can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
January 2018
  • Added a new task to quickly explore visibility, leveraging the real-time exploratory analysis tools (ArcGIS Pro 2.1 only).
  • Improved the accuracy of the analytic output by calculating distance-dependent projected visibility area.
  • Added the option to calculate yes/no visibility only.
  • Added the ability to output a visibility volume representing the volume for which visibility is calculated for.
  • Added a check on size of observer and target features.
  • Additional documentation describing the Visibility Assessment process.
September 2017
  • Added the ability to use points features to identify the observer features and calculate visibility on the target features.
  • Resolved an issue in the visibility panel elevation that occurred when the units were specified in meters.
June 2017
  • A series of performance improvements to the Visibility Analysis tool.
March 2017
  • Ability to select a 2D feature as observer or target
January 2017
  • First release of Visibility Assessment

Get started with Visibility Assessment

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