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

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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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LiDAR point cloud to 3D model of street

I am looking for a way to convert point cloud collected through a Riegl LiDAR scanner to a perfect 3D model of a town. The sample data is from vehicle mounted scanner, but final data is going to be ...
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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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Choosing graphics card for ArcGIS 3D Analyst?

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...
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How do I interpolate a vertical surface in ArcScene 10.1

I have electrical resistivity data with X, Y, and Z values. I have imported these data into ArcScene and they display as points in the subsurface in a vertical plane, each with its own resistivity ...
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Split single line based on the 3D length

so I have a transect line which I already add the z value using the Interpolate Shape. I need to split this line into 100m in 3D length, which due to elevation must be different than 2D. However the ...
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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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How to create TINs in ArcGIS from triangular elements

I am working with FEM models with triangular elements, and I'd like to view the results as TIN surfaces in ArcGIS (and in ArcScene). In my external source, I have nodes (with X,Y,Z coords) and ...
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How to minimize output raster errors using topo to raster tool

TLDR:Is there a way to specify an angle of rotation for an interpolation output based on the angle of input lines? In our line of work, we often create straight line contours that represent a sloping ...
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What is the definition of pt_spacing on Point File Information tool?

I can't find any definition for the outputs of Point File Information tool (3D analyst), specifically the pt_spacing field. Is this the average distance between points, or the average number of ...
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Making extruded polygons transparent

Is there a way to make an extruded polygon transparent. I've tried going to the properties and changing the transparency but the polygon still looks like a solid block. I have an extruded polygon and ...
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ArcGIS Viewshed keeps crashing

I've been trying to run a viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 and everytime I've tried running it, it crashes the whole program, with no error. See the image below. I've made sure it has OFFSETA field ...
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How can I add the ArcScene Extrusion option (Layer Properties) to the ModelBuilder

I have a feature class with points (X,Y,Height). I want to extrude these points to a height of zero and make lines of them. Can this be done within the ModelBuilder?
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ArcGIS 3D Security Camera Analysis

I found a topic on Esri ArcGIS site about using ArcGIS 3D Analyst for designing and placement of surveillance cameras, but there isn't any clear explanation to guide designer. Is there any idea or ...
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Volume calculations in ArcMap 10.1 vs AutoCad Civil3d?

I created a surface and used 3d analyst to calculate the volume. Then used the same data in Civil 3d and calculated a volume. The answers were different and I am wondering which one is more accurate?
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How to make features turn on/off during an ArcScene animation?

I have a map of UK regions where within each region is contained a raster file of population density. I have created a flythrough which follows a path over the regions. As an extension to this, I ...
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GIS beginner - interpolating contour lines from TIN-model vs. Grid in ArcGIS

I am a complete beginner in GIS and taking a class right now, and we are doing some assignments in ArcGIS - ArcMap. In one of them we were given a shapefile with heightpoints. These had been manually ...
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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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How to build cylinder or cube multipatch objects in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to visualise a series of boreholes, which consist of points on the ground surface, and soil sample values taken at 0.01m depth intervals (in a related table). eg in this screenshot, I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to calculate stream order for vector data without a DEM?

I have a shapefile which contains the streams that were digitized from a satellite Image. I would like to calculate the stream order for this data. The data does not exactly match the DEM that I have, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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, ...