Using ArcGLobe I'm attempting to display elevation data.

I'm using Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) data and trying to load it in the following fashion.

IRasterLayer rasterLayer = new RasterLayerClass();
Globe.AddLayerType(rasterLayer , esriGlobeLayerType.esriGlobeLayerTypeElevation , true);

Nothing shows up on the globe. Thoughts? Ideas?

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    Is everything in the same coordinate system?
    – user681
    Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 19:49
  • Same Question? gis.stackexchange.com/questions/7878/… ??
    – Mapperz
    Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 21:49
  • @Dan - Yes, it appears to all be within the same Coordinate System.
    – ist_lion
    Commented Apr 11, 2011 at 15:33
  • Any chance you could upload a small sample of your data somewhere? Id like to replicate it myself.
    – jakc
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 8:34

2 Answers 2


Your first test it to see if you can add the data through the standard ArcGlobe UI. If you can't add the data there, then there are other problems.


This was a combination of bad DTED data and exageration not being set.

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    Shouldn't you give James the points then? I mean, you probably woud not have been able to open the data on ArcGlobe if it was bad. Commented Apr 26, 2011 at 4:30
  • I used other data and it still wasn't showing. So while he was somewhat correct (bad data) the Exageration was the real answer.
    – ist_lion
    Commented Apr 26, 2011 at 12:29

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