How to add a terrain layer to ArcMap

  1. Click the Add Data button Add Data button on the Standard toolbar.
  2. Click the Look in drop-down arrow and navigate to the folder that contains the terrain dataset.
  3. Click the terrain dataset.
  4. Click Add.
ArcMap creates a new terrain layer on the map that references the source terrain dataset. By default, the overview terrain dataset is displayed when zoomed to full extent or beyond.

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