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

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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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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 canĀ“t find it. Any ideas why I can't find it?
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Interpolating vertically in 3D analyst

Here is my problem: I am working on mapping pollutant concentrations in a pond from point-sampled data. There are 50 sampling locations in the pond (randomly dispersed), and at each location there ...
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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 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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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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How to use variables in arcpy tools which quote the variable name

I'm having a frustrating time trying to use the Create TIN tool within Python, when the input featureclass name is a variable. The help file entry for Create TIN shows a hard-coded path to the ...
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Add junction to a line which has not intersect with other lines [duplicate]

In the process of making network analyst , some lines do not have junctions since they do not intersect with others. Is this possible to give a line junction ( something like adding vertices in ...
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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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Need advice on creating polyline templates (polyline vs polyline ZM) for future network dataset

I am about to request large amounts of polylines from a variety of sources (municipalities). The idea is to collect bike path data and build a regional bike network (I work for the region ...
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How to create 3D water depth with ArcScene?

I was trying to visualize flood depth in 3D using ArcScene. What I had for this purposes are: high-resolution DTM of the valley orthophoto and Raster with flood depth information. I have draped ...
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How to measure Fracture in area using ArcGIS Cut and Fill?

I want to measure fracture in an area.I know I have to use cut and fill tool. But I wonder how to give input for this tool? it has Input before raster surface and Input after raster surface ! what ...
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How to create ''before''raster and ''after''raster layers for Cut Fill tool /in ArcMap 10.1? [duplicate]

I have an area which I want to calculate the volume surface. one of the goals is to measure fractures of the area. I want to hypothesized that erosion has been occurred in this area for example in ...
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How to add tree height values to raster / vector data?

I am new to working with raster data and I am trying to teach myself a few things. I have what I think is a simple problem but I can't seem to figure this one out after a few hours of searching Arc ...
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Where is Area and Volume statistics tool in ArcMap 10.1?

I want to measure surface volume of an area with different Plane Height above reference plane. There should be a tool for statistic calculation but I cannot find it in 3D analyst toolbox. Is it exist ...
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difference of reference plane/Plane Height / Z factor in Surface volume calculation?

I have a TIN surface with Minimum elevation 25 m and Maximum elevation 140 m. I want to calculate surface volume in different elevation between 25 and 140 meter. I wonder for example If I want to ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Extrude Inclined 3D Boreholes

I need to extrude the 3D Borewell data using the inclined angle in ArcScene. I've seen only the options for extruding them in one direction(i.e., perpendicular downwards or upwards). I got point data ...
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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 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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ArcGlobe 10.2.1 export globe problem 2D hillshade

I'm a newbie in ArcGlobe. I wanna make 2D hillshade as globe view. In ArcGlobe after export hillshade is grainy But in arcmap after export hillshade is smooth How do I achieve the same effect in ...
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Calculate Slope of Street Segments

Using a DEM, I need to assign slope to individual segments in a street centerline feature class. It will be used to account for increased travel time for steep slopes in a network analysis. I am ...
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How to represent the time(weekly/monthly) variationof a polygon map using one image?

I have a base map made up of three hundred polygons, each polygon get lots attribute values(For example, each week/month get a value). But I want to draw only one picture(due to page limitation) to ...
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ArcScene TIN smooth

I created a TIN with ArcScene out of laserscan point data. I want to smooth the spikes (image below), to get a nice crossover on the elevations of the surface. Do you have any advice how to do that? ...
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Unable to Import 3D Files with real-world position

The following link identifies a method of importing one or more 3D models into a multipatch feature class. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00q900000097000000 Test Case I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcPy error: Add Feature Class to Terrain.

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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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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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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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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Assign Z-values of river stream segments

I have used Interpolate shape tool in 3D Analyst (ArcGIS 9.2) in order to obtain Z-values of each segment along the stream lines. As input features I use Riverstream.shp file and as raster surface ...
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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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Clear or Disable Cache in ArcObjects Globe Control

Is it possible to clear or disable the cache for individual layers on the AxGlobeControl? If so, how? I would like to be able to do this programatically through ArcObjects.
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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 insert a “basemap” into ArcScene?

I want to model a 3D scene, showing layers floating above a flat map. Currently, I am able to show the floating layers, but I cannot add the bottommost map layer. I just want to add a "basemap", like ...
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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 ...