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

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3D Building Generator Tool

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10 and I would like to change a 2D polygon into 3D building. Does anyone have any idea from where I can download the 3D building generator tool for ArcGIS Desktop? I read ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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Calculate cells from which the feature would be visible above the skyline (horizon)

I'm trying to work out whether there is a way to do something similar to a ZTV/Visibility analysis but only include the cells from which the point (with 50m OFFSETA/height) would be visible above the ...
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How to calculate curvature for a 3 D polyline (Z) in arcgis 10 with 3D analyst?

I'd like to add curvature calculations to 3D polylines (with multiple vertices) that have elevation for each vertex. I know average slope can be calculated using the Add Z information tool.
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QGIS calculate the 3d surface area of a region

I would like to calculate the true surface area of a region from DEM (2d elevation data). Is it possible to do this with QGIS? And if yes, how? I managed to obtain a 3d vizualization of the elevation ...
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Alternative profile graphs for ArcGIS

Anybody know an alternative to profile graph option for ArcGIS 10.2? 3D Analyst can produce a profile, however it's extremely bare bones and doesn't include a scaling option. Does anybody know an ...
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How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM

How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM. for instance
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3D marker symbol export problem (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to create a webscene. I have a TIN and a point layer that is 3d enabled (point z). I added a 3d symbol marker to the point layer in ArcScene . When I use the "export to 3d web scene" ...
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Surface Volume 3D Analyst tools

I'm using Surface Volume tool (ArcGIS 10.3) to calculate volume of air from a valley. I delimited my DEM (clip tool) and choose Below as plane reference with 603 m as height. The DEM is projected in ...
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Creating TIN, Surface Difference python script with ArcPy?

I have been trying to develop a master script to go through a series of geoprocessing tools and executing them. I am trying to generate a TIN and contours from a raw xyz file. Below is a very simple ...
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Covert XYZ data to 2D raster

I have a data from terrestrial scanning (3D) projected to 2D plane but still in XYZ format available here: http://ulozto.cz/xYkfywxY/xyz-to-2drst-txt. Finally, my data are all on same plane, but ...
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Generate elevation profile graphs for multiple line segments in shapefile?

I'm familiar with the profile graph feature in 3D analyst and I saw the stack profile tool as well. However, I'd like to generate elevation profile graphs for 137 line segments. I don't want to ...
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Performing viewshed analysis with ArcGIS Desktop Standard License?

Is there a way to perform a Viewshed Analysis with the Standard license of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? If not, what is the difference (if any) between: Viewshed with (Spatial Analyst)- ...
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Difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?
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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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Site Viewshed Analysis 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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Stack profile - polyline length

I have created a polyline that stretches from one side of a beach to the other (vertically). I have lidar data for 2005 and 2013. I am trying to compare the changes in morphology of the beach from ...
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Calculating proportional change in surface volume

I am using the Surface Volume tool (3D Analyst/Functional Surface) in ArcGIS 10.1 to calculate the volume between a reference plane and two water table surfaces (year 1 and year 2) that I interpolated ...
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Automating estimation of invert elevations using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I’m working on a project where I need to estimate about 1400 pipe inverts using the adjoining pipes and manholes. The problem is a lot of the adjoining pipes are missing elevation data as well, so ...
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What are Limits on ArcScene and TINs from LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LIDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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Changing the Axis on a Profile Graph

I'm working on a map with forest trails and I want to get an elevation profile of them all individually. I have gone through and interpolated the trail layer with a DEM so that I can use the 3D ...
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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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Base height information is lost when I create a Scene Package

I am using ArcScene 10.2.2 When I create a scene package, and then unpack it, I lose any base height information I have given to layers in the package, which I have draped over TINs. I get the Error ...
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What can be used to drape an High res Image over a DEM and get high quality results?

I have a High resolution Georeferenced Orthomosaic, as well as a DEM of that area. The pixel size of both is 20 cm. The data is in Tiff format. I tried to drape the Image on the DEM in ArcScene, but ...
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Enabling Z value

I have a polyline that when I created it I did not enable the z value. Is there away that I can enable the z value for my polyline so that I can add z values using 3D Analyst?
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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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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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3D soil profile from borehole information

I wonder what would be the best option if I want to build a 3D soil model in GIS from borehole information? Basically I want to generate several 3D soil layer surfaces. Can everything be done using ...
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Creating a Obstacle Identification Surface without the ArcGIS for Aviation?

Does anyone have an experience creating an Obstacle Identification or Obstacle Limitation Surface in ArcGIS without purchasing the ArcGIS for Aviation extension? We have a small project that requires ...
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Creating TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am upgrading from Arc View 3.1 to ArcMap 10.1 - I have multiple lidar (bare earth) .txt files (x,y,z) that I would like to use to create a "TIN" (or is it Terrain Dataset in 10.1) and then contours ...
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cut fill arcgis 10.1 doesn't works

hello i have a problem with arcgis 10.1 : i have tow TIN and i want to execute Cut Fill (3D Analyst) tool : Data : adding data to arc scene : tool : Result : Problem i did the same ...
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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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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 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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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 ...