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

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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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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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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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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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How to show labels in arcglobe for extruded features

I am trying to visualize lithology data in ArcGlobe, i.e, the representation of different types of soil data under the earth. This I have done properly by creating Z aware featureclass and extrusion ...
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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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Site viewshed with DSM: removing “false” visibility readings from trees and buildings

I've been working on modeling a proposed building and running a visibility analysis to determine from what areas the building could potentially be seen using ArcGIS Desktop with 3D Analyst. Using 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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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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Adding Texture to the sides of an extruded polygon in ArcScene

I've been using ArcScene 10.2.2 to create simple extrusions of building footprints and now would like to add textures to them to make them more realistic. I want to add textures to the sides of the ...
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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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Choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM from contours

I have a 5 meter interval contour lines feature class which I would like to interpolate to a DEM. I am well aware of at least 2 tools ("tin to raster" and "topo to raster") which can help me with ...
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Determining if DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values? I am looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to ArcScene and tried to find it without success. It ...
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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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Create shadow of building in ArcScene

I want to create shadow of a building at different time in ArcScene but I am a beginner of using ArcScene so I am not familiar with this. I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 version. I tried to use "sun shadow ...
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Incomplete Visibility Product [closed]

I am running ArcMap 10.2 and have been trying to complete a fairly large viewshed analysis and have chosen to use the visibility tool in order to be able to produce an optional above-ground-level ...
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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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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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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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Has (ESRI) TIN been superseded by Terrain Dataset?

I've had version 10 for a few months but it wasn't until today that I really tested the 3D Analyst extension. (Other then visualizing data) I already noticed a lot of changes; a number of tools have ...
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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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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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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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Converting Shapefile to X3D format?

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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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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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 has lots of attribute values(For example, each week/month get a value). But I only want to draw one picture(due to page limitation) ...
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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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Can 2D polygon be used as hard breakline for terrain in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Disappearing layers in ArcScene?

I have DEM hillshade layers which I have tried to change the base heights to floating surfaces. I have done this with these layers before but had to change them back and forth to do some analysis. A ...
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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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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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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 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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Interpolating contour lines from TIN-model vs Grid in ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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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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Converting mosaic dataset to TIN gives error? [closed]

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data in ArcGIS?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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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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Debugging RuntimeError: Object: Error in executing tool from arcpy.RasterDomain_3d()?

I´m always getting an Error with my Python-Code. Even though it is almost the same as on the ArcGIS Help Website. The Error occurs in line 19: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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 ...