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ArcMap 3D profile graph gives a level line

ArcMap's Profile Graph in 3D analyst works great for drawing a line on the map and seeing the profile. I am doing this part easily; single segments, multiple segments it works fine. However, it is ...
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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 use OFFSETB in viewshed analysis of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am confused by the description of OFFSETB in wiewshed analysis (ArcGIS 10.1). The help documentation says: The OFFSETB item indicates a vertical distance in surface units to be added to the ...
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Quickest way to Read 3D Area from arcpy.SurfaceVolume_3d?

What is the most efficient way to access just the 3D Area result from an arcpy.SurfaceVolume_3d calculation? I have the tool running as described ...
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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 to solve rendering in arcscene?

Is there some way to "repair" rendering in ArcScene? As you can see on the picture some of the polygons are not rendered correctly it's probably because polygons are overlapping each other. In arcmap ...
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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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Add feature data to raster to see where it occurs relative to depths in cross-section?

I have depth soundings in which I have used IDW to generate a continuous raster surface to display bottom contours. A hillshade was generated to display in addition to generation of a TIN and ...
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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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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 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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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 set up a 3D plane in ArcGIS?

I need to model a fault plane below the earth's surface and find distances from different points on the surface of the earth. I know the dimensions of the plane and its orientation but I can do that ...
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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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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 bordering the extent of this shape, or to get ...
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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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Choosing the right parameters to interpolate a DEM from contours

This is my first question on the forums, so be gentle :) 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 ...
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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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Explanation for ArcGIS Cut/Fill tool error

I am curious if anyone has experienced a similar error (and found a solution) when trying to run the Spatial Analyst/3D Analyst CutFill tool? The problem is as follows: When executing the tool on ...
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Difference between “hard edge” and “soft edge” in Arc's Add TIN Line?

Is there a technical difference between "hard edge" and "soft edge" in Arc's Add TIN Line on the TIN Editing toolbar? In both you can specify the height of this constraint and they seem to be doing ...
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Profile graphing and coloring different segments

I currently have multiple profile graphs that display elevation over time, and I have a slope layer generated by arctools. Can I make a single profile graph where the line is based on elevation over ...
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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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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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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 ...