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

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Why isn't View>View Settings working in ArcGIS 10 ArcScene?

I am running ArcGIS 10 desktop verison with the 3d Analyst extension to view DEMs in ArcScene. I want to view the DEM from a specific xyz location, which should be achievable using the View Settings ...
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3D Analyst - Point File Information - pt_spacing definition?

I can't find any definition of the outputs of the Point File Information tool, specifically the pt_spacing field. Is this the average distance between points, or the average number of points per ...
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How to add flow arrows to groundwater table map?

After I had created groundwater table map, I tried using 3D Analyst>Steepest Path to add groundwater flow arrows to the map. However, it didn't work. Would you please let me know how can I add these ...
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Creating a fly through video of a 3-D map

I'm currently working on creating a 3-D map in ArcScene of a watershed proximal to my college campus. I've had trouble saving the work (outlined in a previously posted question) but am capable of ...
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How to save a 3-D map without it becoming distorted

I'm currently working on creating a 3-D map of a watershed. Within ArcScene I've used an elevation raster as the base map and included the streams within a watershed. When I originally create the map, ...
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TIN to Raster Tool, output elevations are 3.40282e+038 and -3.40282e+038, tried calculate statistics didn't work

I have an input TIN file that I created using Create TIN. The elevations are all correct. When I convert the TIN to Raster using the tool, my output elevations are 3.40282e+038 and -3.40282e+038 ...
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How to bring 3D object into 3D application?

I'm doing some GIS as part of my college course and have just started to do some 3D modelling, I'm really a GIS novice, The module is short (only 5 lectures) My lecturer has said that it is possible ...
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Elevation off Road in ArcGIS/Python

i'm using the Modelbuilder in ArcGIS 10.1 to calculate pixels depending on their slope and distance from the road. The third necessary task is to find out, if the pixel is upwards the road or ...
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arcGIS observer point analysis: Exceeding maximum allowed points amount not exceeded

I need to make an observer points analysis (3D analyst tool). I have a shapefile of 22 points, so I divided it in 2 layers of 11 each as the maximum points allowed is 16. However, as I launch the ...
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3D Surface Model - Cut Out

I have create a 3D surface model in ArcScene. However, I would now like to display it for printing. Basically im trying to make the 3D model look like the attached image but i have no idea how to make ...
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Calculate x,y,z distance between 3D point and multipatch closed polygon in ArcScene

I have a multipatch polygon and a pointZ FeatureClass containing a single point. I would like to calculate the distance in X,Y,Z from the point to the closest point on the surface of the multipatch ...
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What is the best method to smooth TIN Surfaces?

I have a 3D Tin which shows avocado sizes as the z-value. The 3D visualization is perfect however, not for our needs as it requires too much interpretation from a end users perspective. How might we ...
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Why can't I find the TIN Management tool in 3D Analyst toolbox?

I am looking for the CREATE TIN tool in the 3D Analyst toolbox, but I can´t find it. Any ideas why I can't find it?
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How to integrate info Z into a point shape, no attribute table

Firstly, I use ArcGIS-9.3 and I have a point shape, but when I try to get info about its value Z (Sketch Properties) the result is "0" for ever points, like this: X:274988,260 Y:4126481,508 Z:0 M:NaN ...
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Random Dips/Pits in Elevation surface in ArcGlobe 10.2

I have an elevation raster which I load into ArcGlobe as an elevation source and appears to have large pits and dips in it when I place floating features such as roads and imagery. The odd thing is ...
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How to convert contour lines to LAS points?

i have downloaded free DEM form the NET and i generated a contour line with 10 meter for interval, so i just want to convert the contour lines to LAS point file to create a new Terrain dataset,and is ...
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How to improve Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) display speed?

I am preparing Triangulated Irregular Network for large area (5000 Sq Km) in ArcGIS, The TIN models takes too much time to open in ArcMap, and if I move or change anything again its starts to ...
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Has anyone had any success using the Stack Profile tool in ArcGIS with a terrain dataset as a profile target?

Has anyone had any success using the Stack Profile tool in ArcGIS for Desktop [Advanced] with a terrain dataset as a profile target? I have successfully used this tool with a raster dataset as a ...
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Turn bathymetry into elevation in arcGIS?

My raster is in depth of bathymetry however when this is shown in 3D it reverses the elevation making the deepest points the highest in elevation and the shallowest points the deepest. This makes a ...
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ArcGis 10 interpolate Z between polyline's vertices (IZ.InterpolateZsBetween ?)

Here's what's happening: I want to create a 3D line using only the height of some GSP points. I need to be able to extrapolate the vertice's height between where it's known to the one where it's ...
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Can 2D polygon be used as hard breakline for terrain?

I've been working with TINs for years and have only ever been satisfied when using 3D polylines for breaklines. I am currently transitioning to using terrains and after reading the documentation in ...
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Where can I get detailed Bathymetry data for Ontario

I need detailed Bathymetric data covering water bodies (including smaller ones) in the Province of Ontario. Our Provincial Government has it, but the use of the data are restricted due to liability ...
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How to find area of Digital Elevation Model above/below a reference plane?

I am using ArcGIS10. I need to find the out the area which is below 5000 and above 5000 from the Digital Elevation Model which is available to me. How can I find out this ? My DEM ranges from 8848 to ...
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Can't select or delete 3D contours - ArcScene

I used the "Create Contour" icon in 3D Analyst on a TIN. But now I can't hide, select, or delete those contours. I even tried deleting the base TIN to no avail. ArcScene 10.0. Any help please? ...
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Using line of sight or something similar to identify where lines go through hills

When QCing power infrastructure I am having to zoom into every gap and check to make sure the line makes sense (not going through the mountain). I typically check for odd spacing between the pylons ...
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Where are the 3d analyst tools available in QGIS?

I want to know whether we can perform 3d analyst in Q-Gis? If yes, means where is that option present?
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MultiPatch to Point Shapefile

I have a File GeoDatabase that has a Feature Dataset with MultiPatches. The MultiPatches are tree models. I would like to convert the MultiPatch into a point layer. Is there a tool, plugin, or ...
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Shapefile to X3D

Does anyone know of an effective workflow to convert 3d-enabled shapefiles to X3D format? I have several projects containing anywhere from 10 to 5000 features (building sections) that I would like to ...
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3d borehole view for ArcScene

I am trying to make a 3D Representation on the well from the following data. I cnat put it in a table work from there and use python. Just not sure the math. Anyone Help I do have the starting ...
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How to represent multiple values using 3D Analyst's Interpolate Line Tool

I have a related question (found here - Creating line transects for sampling across raster and vector data (stack profile)) but I think it is worth posting this as a separate question. I need to ...
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How to extrude polygon features from a TIN surface in ArcScene?

How do I Extrude polygon feature class from a TIN surface using ArcScene 10.1?
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How to calculate volume of bund around pit from TIN and external feature edge

I need to do some volume calculations of bunds. I suppose I should use the Surface Volume tool in 3D Analyst of ArcGIS. Here is the tool description. I am uncertain about the plane height parameter, ...
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Extrude Between Tool not working for me

I am having an issue with trying to use the extrude between tool in ArcScene. I had 8-9 geologic formations that I would like to create a 3d polygon of these formations. My workflow process went ...
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How to calculate the volume of several DEMs to obtain elevation and volume changes?

I am trying to calculate the volume of several DEMs in order to obtain elevation and volume changes. I have pixels of 1x1 each one associated to an elevation. I used several methods but non of them ...
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Creating a 3D line feature based on 3D point features

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0, is it possible to create a 3D line feature by drawing a line that connects 3D point features?
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3D polyline editing

I have a question similar to Poalo's question. Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction. It could be that I am using the wrong workflow. I have a 3d polyline feature class in sde. EDIT: ...
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Add Surface Information in 3d-analyst

One of our guys is using the "Functional Surface->Add Surface Information" feature in 3D-analyst tool in ArcMap 10.1 to add elevation data to an XY list. It's the only feature we're using from the ...
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How to calculate surface area of highland region using DEM with ArcGIS (ArcEditor)? [duplicate]

Am shyaka from Rwanda. I use GIS tools and have all required data to perform or calculate surface area from the polygons that have been given by GPS (Trimble) with ArcPad 8. I originate from a high ...
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ArcPy error: Add Feature Class to Terrain. [closed]

I'm writing a script to convert lidar data (in .las format) into a terrain without going through all the clicking and so I can send it out to neighboring states with similar programs (I'm using ArcGIS ...
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TIN Classes to a layer ARCMAP 10

Just wondering if there is a method of creating a layer for each classification range in a TIN. Another way to state my problem: I would like to make each colour code a layer that I can "turn on and ...
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Is there a way to show outlines in a multipatch feature in ArcScene?

When viewed in ArcMap 2D environment, multipatch faces are outlined. When viewed in ArcScene 2.5 D environment, multipatch faces are not outlined, yet the symbol in symbology properties still shows an ...
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How can I import AutoCAD 3D solids into ArcGIS?

I have an AutoCAD drawing that contains contours and 3D solids. I am able to import the contours (which i don't need) but not the 3D solids (which I do need). I understand ArcGIS does not support ...
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3D elements buffer extrusion

I'm using ArcScene10.1 and I have a dataset containing of 3D points (x,y,z coordinates) with extrusion values (Evalue). Now I would like to create a square or ring buffer around the points and extrude ...
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How to calculate the flood volume using a LiDAR DEM and a HEC-RAS floodplain polygon

I’ve got a vexing GIS analysis problem which is conceptually fairly straightforward, but in reality more challenging to figure out…. Basically, I need to calculate the VOLUME of floodwater within a ...
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Extrude between wrong on the edge, ArcScene

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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Extracting points bordering shape extent

I'm using ArcGis 9.31. I have a set of points as elevation and in order to get a soft clip area for the TIN, I would like to extract only all the points bording the extent of this shape, or to get a ...
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How to Batch Import Collada (.dae) files to ESRI MultiPatch format?

I was wondering if anyone has come across a tool, or can point to code snippets, for batch importing Collada (.dae) files into a MultiPatch format. I have found a good "How to", but it is all manual. ...
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Arcpy: Counting number of segments where altitude rises or decreases based on DEM?

I have a DEM of Sudety mountains and linear .shp with several hiking paths. I'm trying solve one problem: How to make a script based on input DEM and input line shapes that would count number of ...
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Looking for free program, similar to 3D Analyst, to visualize tree stands in 3D

Heyho, I want to make a 3D stand visualization of trees in a specific area. I need something similar in functionality to ArcGIS 3D Analyst, but I don't have a license for that plugin anymore. The ...
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how to obtain elevation points for a road using contour?

I have contour lines, & roads centerlines feature classes, I need to get points with elevation in the starts, intersections, & the ends of the roads, how can I get this information? I used the ...