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

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Creating Fence Diagrams from Electromagnetic (EM) Conductance Survey

Has anyone seen fence diagrams created in GIS for Electromagnetic Conductance surveys? I am going to be attempting this soon and have a couple pieces of literature as reference, but they are geared ...
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Create profile graph over multiple rasters (ArcGIS 3D Analyst)

When having a raster which represents an array of values, for instance, elevation, I can generate a profile graph over a line I draw using the 3D Analyst toolbar. A sample graph: When generating a ...
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ArcGIS 3D analyst Vs CityEngine [closed]

I want to know what the difference between tools in ArcGIS 3D analyst & CityEngine? When can i use both of them? what the functions for each ?
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How do I add street data to 3ds max file imported in Arcscene [closed]

Import 3d files help ArcGIS website Tool>3D Analyst toolbox>Conversion toolset>From File toolset> import 3d file The 3ds file is converted to a multipatch that I cannot add street data from LION-gdb ...
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Creating Cubes in ArcScene

I am an archaeologist trying to create a 3D model of an excavation site in ArcScene. Excavation units were created with X=1 meter and Y=1 meter. The problem comes with visualizing the Z. I need to ...
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Finding average elevations from a Raster DEM, applying those to Vector Grid created with GME

I'm using ArcMap 10.3, and here's what I have: I have an angled vector grid created through GME's GenVecGrid tool which has been clipped to an irregular size and angled relative to the xy axes to ...
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Resolution changing between mosaic dataset and output from mosaic to new raster tool viewed in ArcScene?

ArcScene cannot accept the mosaic dataset (Raster 1) so I used the Mosaic to New Raster tool to create a raster (Raster 2) that we can use in ArcScene. The problem which I face is the resolution in ...
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How in Arcscene create dam and calculate volume?

i have DMR and potentional place for dam. I created a dam, and i have to " fillinf with water and calculate potentional volume. Do you know how? In t the picture is my curently result
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what is result from cut fill operation?

A calculate volume of lake from rasters with cut fill tools. I got a result and i dont know what is right result. In the table are two collums COUNT and VOLUME maybe i have to count multiply volume ...
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Calculation of surface of external walls of buildings from a cadastral footprint shapefile

I need to calculate the surface (m2) of external walls of all the buildings in a town. By external walls I mean all the walls of a building or parts of a wall which are not in contact with another ...
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Time series animation for multiple layers in ArcScene?

I have a few layers in ArcScene about aquifer depth. I hope to use them to create an animation to show the change of aquifer depth through time. I used "create group animation". But there's ...
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not getting my web scene on globe

3D Map With Elevation Services - 4.0beta2 html, body { padding: 0; margin: 0; } #paneDiv { position: absolute; top: 18px; right: 18px; padding: 12px; ...
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Is there a difference between tools with same name in the ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst toolboxes?

There are several of the same tools within the 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst toolboxes (for example, Reclassify and Visibility). Is the same tool being accessed regardless of whether it is found ...
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ArcScene fails to export multipatch to 3D?

I'm having a problem with the exportation in ArcScene. I want to export multipatch layer consisting of two spheres to the VRML (*.wrl). But ArcScene crushes down every time. I tried different options ...
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Editing 3D object in ArcScene and exporting as a VRML file

This might be easy, but I'm a newbie in using ArcScene and I can't figure out how to do it. I have a 3D terrain model - srtm dem (*.tiff) file visualized in ArcScene. I need to add to this model some ...
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how to create a point shape file with azimuth and elevation?

I have downloaded a GPS almanac file which gives azimuth and elevation for each gps satellite at a particular latitude and longitude. I want to create a point file with azimuth and elevation angle ...
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Extra lines in polygon in ArcScene vs ArcMap

I have a polygon of a park boundary in ArcMap. It is a single line around the perimeter of the park. When I display that same polygon in ArcScene, it looks the same. However, when I drape that layer ...
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Line of Sight and Viewshed Discrepancy

I am having a problem with the line of sight tool and viewsheds on ArcGIS 10.1. This is for a viewshed analysis of pillboxes and defences in a particular area in Malta. I am using a DTM with a 1m ...
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How to write a python code for Add Feature Class To Terrain using interface?

I am trying to write a code that creates a Terrain from lidar data (LAS). The problem is that the inputs are in Feature Dataset in GDB but I don't know how to write code so that using an interface. I ...
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3DWeb Viewer issue

I have been putting together a textured multipatches, DEM, polygon data (road, pavement), point data (trees with 3d symbology) and have been trying to share my model using the export to 3d web scene ...
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How to use 3d analyst tool box?

Can you tell me how to check and select horizontal and vertical distance within criteria in 3D analyst tool. I tried near 3D tool but I cannot get clear information. Ex: horizontal dist 3m ...
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Choosing projection for calculating 2D 3D area in New Zealand?

I'm trying to use Surface Volume tool in ArcMap to calculate 2D and 3D area of a catchment. What would be the best projection to use and how do i check the maximum error of the estimation?
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Batch processing Surface volume calculation in ArcMap?

I'm trying to collect the 2D area, 3D area and volume of a given basin at 0.5 meter increment in plane height, but since I want to graph the relationship between plane height and the areas and volume, ...
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Rotating symbols around two axes in ArcScene

Using ArcGIS 10.3.1 I want to visualise the strike and dip (essentially the same as aspect and slope) of measured rock faces in ArcScene: the idea is to have a coloured DEM of the field area, with an ...
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Visibility analyses of two objects with ArcMap?

I'm struggling with a visibility analyses task in ArcMap. I have two objects: a spire and a WTG (wind turbine generator). Both are point features. The object's heights are deposited in the attributes ...
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Split a volume (calculed between two surfaces)?

I recently generated a surface difference calcul, in order to make a 3D analysis of a volume (in blue on the image). I wanted now to split this final form into different part, in order to access to ...
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Best options for video card in laptop to use for GIS with Arcscene [duplicate]

I need a new laptop within the next couple weeks to use at grad school for GIS. I am a geology & geography major and use numerous aerial and satellite photos at once and often use Arcscene. I know ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 height statistics for polygon features: zonal statistics vs interpolate shape

I'm performing a fairly routine task, which is to add height information (from a 50m DEM) to survey polygons to work out mean height, as well as max and min. I've noticed that zonal statistics ...
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Create TIN failing to execute using Python script (ArcGIS) [duplicate]

out_tin = output_folder + os.sep + file out_tin = out_tin.replace(file,river_mile) arcpy.CreateTin_3d(out_tin,sr,"pointfc_filenames Shape.Z masspoints <None>","DELAUNAY") ...
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Is it possible to view different layers in different viewers in ArcScene?

I want to create a fly around of a mine dump in ArcScene. I know that I can add a viewer(s) and create different perspectives of the main scene. But is it possible to have for example an aerial ...
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Error Executing tool: ArcPY

I am stuck with a code due to a RunTimeError: Object: Error in Executing tool and I really can't find the mistake. The code is # Now, the script for "Adding Surface Info" to the network, using the ...
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LAStools (3D Analyst) scale factor application

I'm trying to use the las2las(transform) module from the LASTools toolset to apply a scale factor to an LAS dataset. The problem is that the client wants us to apply the scale factor from a known XY ...
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Generating TIN, manually modified level curves?

Having trouble while generating a TIN on a manually modified topography file. I'm a newborn of ArcGis, but I intensively tried to fix this bug, with no result. As you can see, the bug deals about ...
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No texture after Importing .dae COLLADA to ArcScene?

I'm attempting to export a .dae collada file from Photoscan to ArcScene 10.1. I've followed instructions from a couple of sources, created the file geodatabase, imported the file as a multipoint ...
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ArcGIS - multipatch and surface

I want to get 3D building. I have DEM surface and 3D feature of building roof. I created multipatch class by extruded building roof with '-' value. Is it possible to create building from this ...
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Creating Dynamic 3D Buffers in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently using ArcGIS Pro to model WiFi router signal distribution and I would like to use buffers to display them in a 3D format. I have used the Buffers 3D tool to create spherical buffers, ...
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How to use an ArcGIS Server globe service on the web?

I created an ArcGlobe document containing a 3D multipatch building... ... then published this to ArcGIS Server as a Globe Service. The help page Displaying data from a globe service says: ...
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Calculating slope for points with downhill slopes rendered as negatives in ArcGIS

I have a DEM and a series of points. I'd like to measure the change in slope along the series of points. Distinguishing between uphill and downhill slopes matter to me, and ArcGIS' slope function ...
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Multipatch to collada crash

I was trying to convert a 2D shapefile of building footprint to 3D SketchUp-readable file. I first opened the shapefile in ArcGlobe, and in properties set building height as extrusion parameter. Then ...
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ArcScene Export to 3D Webscene polygon issue?

I have been putting together a 3D basemap for our campus, Washington State University, and have been trying to share my model using the export to 3d web scene arcToolbox tool. For the most part is ...
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ArcMap 3D profile graph gives a level line

ArcMap's Profile Graph in 3D analyst works great for drawing a line on the map and seeing the profile. I am doing this part easily; single segments, multiple segments it works fine. However, it is ...
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How to use OFFSETB in viewshed analysis of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am confused by the description of OFFSETB in wiewshed analysis (ArcGIS 10.1). The help documentation says: The OFFSETB item indicates a vertical distance in surface units to be added to the ...
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Add feature data to raster to see where it occurs relative to depths in cross-section?

I have depth soundings in which I have used IDW to generate a continuous raster surface to display bottom contours. A hillshade was generated to display in addition to generation of a TIN and ...
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How to solve rendering in arcscene?

Is there some way to "repair" rendering in ArcScene? As you can see on the picture some of the polygons are not rendered correctly it's probably because polygons are overlapping each other. In arcmap ...
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Extruding a 3D stack of polygons on top of a map, e.g. with KML

I have data for the composition of rock layers in several polygons on earth. I would like to plot a stacked chart of the rock layers, colored based on layer metadata. Here's a mockup, where rock ...
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Explanation for ArcGIS Cut/Fill tool error

I am curious if anyone has experienced a similar error (and found a solution) when trying to run the Spatial Analyst/3D Analyst CutFill tool? The problem is as follows: When executing the tool on ...
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Difference between “hard edge” and “soft edge” in Arc's Add TIN Line?

Is there a technical difference between "hard edge" and "soft edge" in Arc's Add TIN Line on the TIN Editing toolbar? In both you can specify the height of this constraint and they seem to be doing ...
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Profile graphing and coloring different segments

I currently have multiple profile graphs that display elevation over time, and I have a slope layer generated by arctools. Can I make a single profile graph where the line is based on elevation over ...
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Calculating minimum elevation surface between two (or many) surfaces

My input files are a series of layers with data points of values (numbers/doubles), either in a 25x25 meter grid, or with data points randomly strewn. Resolution and extents do not match up between ...
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Add Surface Information alternatives in QGIS?

Is anyone aware of a single tool or possible routine of tools in QGIS (2.6) which emulate the results of the ESRI 3D Analyst tool 'Add Surface Information'? I have several polygon shapefiles (some ...