An extension to ArcGIS that allows for the creation, visualization, and analysis of three-dimensional data.

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Error with z values in ArcGIS ModelBuilder

Although the input data has z values the tool "Adjust 3D z values" in ModelBuilder gives ERROR 000245: The input feature class must have z values A multipoint feature gets intersected with a ...
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How can include a 3D Analyst tool into a custom model builder tool?

I trying to include the ¨Profile Graph tool¨ contained into 3D Analyst toolbar, into a custom model toolbox. Thank you
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Elevation interpolation along a (sewer) line

Here's what I want to do. I have a vector sewer line feature class that contaings a field for the high invert elevation and one for the low invert elevation. I can turn them into a raster no problem ...
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Applying Extrude Expressions to Multiple Layers/Shapefiles in Arcscene? Python script

I have 100 shapefiles of cities with census tracts that I need to be extruded to certain values. I already have the shapefiles set up the way they need to be and would like to avoid manually opening ...
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How does the output text file of surface volume work? [duplicate]

I want to know the meaning of output text files of surface volume dialog box. For example, the file contains headers and numbers as below: Dataset, Plane_Height, Reference, Z_Factor, Area_2D, ...
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Issues with Near 3D in Spatial Analyst

I have recently run a Near 3D process using points as the input feature and a complex polygon as the Near Features. All coverage's have z values interpolated from the same DEM and the project and all ...
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Arc error executing function Skyline with surface

Trying to get a skyline for a set of 3D points based on a DEM (LiDAR based raster), but get the catch all error 999999. The surface is optional and the function works when no surface is assigned. All ...
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Calculating the visibility of an observer walking a line transect

I was wondering if anyone can help. I'm want to calculate the visibility for an observer doing a bird survey by walking 1km transects broken up into 200m sections. I want to calculate the visibility ...
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Representing GIS data in ArcScene so it looks like bar and circle?

Is there a way to represent GIS data in ArcScene so it looks like a bar and circle? I can only either get the bar by extruding my points but I wanted a circle on top. I dont know how to get my ...
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Is there an easier way to capture polyline elevation data?

I am in the middle of migrating a watercourse network dataset from AutoCAD map 3D to ArcGIS 10. I have been able insert the various streams/rivers/nodes into arcgis and project the associated ...
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Connecting isolines (i.e.points of equal value) in 3D scene using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point shp theme with fields Lat, Long, Altitude (m), and Number. The Number field – is a numerical parameter of each point (Lat, Long). The Altitude field – is the parameter of elevation of ...
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Displaying numerical values as symbols on 3D map in ArcMap or ArcScene?

I have a point shp theme with fields Lat, Long, Altitude (m), and Number. The Number field – is a numerical parameter of each point (Lat, Long) The Altitude field – is the elevation of each point ...
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Why does a z factor of 1 get turned into 0.999998 in my output

Just built a model that uses 3D Analyst - Surface Volume. I am trying to use a z factor of 1. Whenever I run the model my output table shows that a Z factor of 0.999998 was used instead of 1. I ...
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3D analyst tool - add surface information problem with polygons

When I'm using 3D analyst tools - functional surface - add surface information to add a z-value to polygons I have created in Arcmap, error 9999 always occurs. I'm using Lidar-data as input feature ...
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3D analyst Enclose Multipatch

I have a point file with elevation data. Some of the points are elevations relating to soil horizons. I've created a tin surface for each soil horizon then used the "extrude between" tool to create a ...
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3D Analyst Extrude Between

I have a few TIN surfaces at different elevations, basically soil profiles, I've used the "extrude between" tool to create multipatch features. However, only one of the features says it is a closed ...
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Selecting Features located in extruded surface using ArcScene?

I have a set of total station points that have elevation values for different soil Horizons across a 40x10 meter piece of land. I have created a TIN surface for each Soil Horizon and then used the ...
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TIN to Raster - specify raster's origin

How could I specify raster's origin, while using arcpy.TinRaster_3d?
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Displaying extruded polygon outlines in ArcScene 10.2.1

I am having a similar problem to the question posted on this site: How to display Arcscene polygon extrusion edges? When I extrude polygons in Arcscene 10.2.1, the polygons rise to the specified ...
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Getting XY screen coords from ArcScene 3D point using ArcObjects?

I already know how to convert screen point (X,Y in pixels) to 3D point: ISceneGraph pSceneGraph = m_pSceneHookHelper.SceneGraph; IPoint pPoint; pSceneGraph.Locate(pSceneGraph.ActiveViewer, X, Y, ...
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Using arcpy.StackProfile_3d within arcpy addin

I want to get elevation profile in ArcScene using arcpy. Specifically, I want to create tool used as follows: click tool button, draw line interactively and output a graph presenting elevation ...
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How to extrude a single polygon shape to a interpolated surface elevation in arcscene?

I have a new problem to solve which is: how to extrude a single polygon shape to the curvature of a defined surface but not only to a specific one value height? I have several interpolated surfaces ...
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How to make a 3d visualisation of different peat layer to show the height of each layer?

I have bore hole point data that has about 5 to 7 types of peat layer and also has several depths. I also have digital elevation data of the area. I need to interpolate these layers separately, then ...
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Convert coordinate system of Lidar or TIN?

I have Lidar data and I want to create a TIN from it, and then run the TIN Triangle tool to create a polygon shapefile of the triangles. The only thing is that the Lidar data is in a UTM CS with ...
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Raster domain output polygon has is an empty feature class. Shape_Length and Shape_Area = 0

I am trying to convert a 32-bit floating point raster with 205289 columns and 120615 rows to a polygon using Raster Domain. It creates a feature class that does not contain any polygon. There is a ...
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Error while scripting ArcGIS in VB.NET “Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040202”

I am getting this Run time Error while coding ArcGIS in VB.NET script to calculate distance between two 3-D objects. “Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040202” I tried to understand the problem but ...
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what is the output coordinate system when I use Near3D tool in ArcScene?

I added a 3D rectangular surface (rectangle formed by 3D points) and a 3D point as two different shapefiles and then I tried to use Near3D tool. Then it gives an error "Datum conflict between input ...
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In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
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Distance analysis of 3-D surface in ArcGIS using VB.NET

Using VB.NET I created a 3D polygon in ArcGIS to model a fault plane and now I want to find two different distances from a point on earth's surface. How to go about this? Can some one help with the ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Viewshed not using Z Value?

I'm currently trying to produce a line-of-sight map of a tower with no results. Every time I run the viewshed tool, the program uses the base Z value of the DEM. I use the DEM Raster for the ...
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cut fill arcgis 10.1 doesn't works

hello i have a problem with arcgis 10.1 : i have tow TIN and i want to execute Cut Fill (3D Analyst) tool : Data : adding data to arc scene : tool : Result : Problem i did the same ...
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3D Analyst Line of Sight: what am I doing wrong?

As a relatively new user to GIS trying out 3D Analyst tools, I'm trying to run a Line of Sight which is not working the way I'd expect. Note I'm running the tool straight from the toolbox, no python ...
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How to enable 3D analyst in ArcGIS through VB.NET?

I tried to create a TIN and suddenly an error comes saying "3D analyst is not enabled". In ArcGIS it can be done through managing extensions. How to do it through vb.net ?
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How to create a TIN in arcGIS from 5 points using VB.NET

I am asking this question as I do not have any experience in VB.NET coding. I tried to follow ESRI help but I did not quite understand it. I have 5 points with X,Y and Z dimensions. How to add these 5 ...
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Arcscene export issue: only upper layer showing up

I have created a 3d visualization with ArcScene 10.1. I have 1 hillshade of a portion of an area, which take elevation ifno from DEM of the same area. Also, the DEM is coloured and overlayed onto the ...
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Wireframe display of terrain in ArcGlobe?

I have successfully imported a terrain dataset into ArcGlobe which provides elevation values to the globe surface. Is there an easy way I can now change the symbology/display of the terrain/globe ...
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What is a better idea for modelling a fault plane than as TIN? [duplicate]

I am working on a project which runs on ArcGIS platform using VB.NET. It is to model a sub-surface fault plane (currently a plane rectangular model with some dip) and then to find required distances ...
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Advice on how to present a cross section

So, I'll try to best explain what I want to do. I have a DEM of a volcano (only showing half the DEM in pictures below) and I have identified a lava flow that I would like to make a cross ...
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Fixing Hole in DEM?

I have what looks like a hole in my DEM! I don't think it is affecting my calculations, but either way, I would quite like to correct it. Does anybody have any idea how? Please see the attached ...
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Problem with Elevation Profile Graph

I have a problem when creating the elevation profile using 3d Analyst. I have a DEM and a polyline representing a a highway route consisting of several line segments that I have manually combined. I ...
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Problem with interpolating a vertical profile in 3D Analyst (ArcMap 10.1)

I have a problem when I want to create a vertical profile in 3D Analyst from a DEM file. I want to interpolate the data and show points from 20 to 20 meters, as I specified in the option panel (see ...
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Reprojecting a raster DEM from meters to feet using QGIS?

Is there a tool in QGIS that does the same as reprojecting a raster DEM from meters to feet as in ArcGIS's 3D Analyst > Raster Math > Times ?
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Generating multiple visibility bearings in ArcGIS as automated procedure?

As a relative newbie to GIS, I'm quite sure there will be a way to do this in GIS (probably most efficiently by writing a python script!) but (to me anyway) this is a fairly complex thing to do and I ...
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Spline interpolation - 3D analysis [closed]

From the help document, spline interpolation is supposed to produce a surface runnin through the exact input point. i have about 100 point and run spline interpolation. i also extract the interpolated ...
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Issue with vertex level editing in ArcScene

I have a 3D data set of some buildings in ESRI Shapefile MultiPatch format. The buildings appear in 3D in ArcScene (10.2.1 on Windows 8.1 64bit) and I am able to move, rotate and scale buildings. ...
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How to set up a 3D plane in ArcGIS?

I need to model a fault plane below the earth's surface and find distances from different points on the surface of the earth. I know the dimensions of the plane and its orientation but I can do that ...
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Is there a bug in the “Layer 3D to Feature Class” tool?

I am trying to convert an etruded polygon feature class to a 3D multipatch feature using the "Layer 3D to Feature Class" tool. The result is a flat multipatch rather than the expected 3D feature. I ...
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How to display Arcscene polygon extrusion edges?

When I extrude polygons in Arcscene 10.0, the polygon outlines are not displayed regardless of the symbol outline width/color. Thus the extruded edges are not shown. Here's a screenshot showing the ...
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2D/3D Area parameter differences in Surface Volume calculation dialog box?

In dialog box of volume surface calculation and also in ASCII file there are 2 out come with names 2D Area and 3D Area. What is difference between these two numbers? What is included in 3D that is not ...
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Add Z and M values to stream network produced from DEM

I created a stream network from an existing DEM. My ultimate project goal is to be able to select a river from my stream network and use the 3D analyst to generate stream profile (Elevation by ...