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

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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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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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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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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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Can I create, union and intersect 3D multipatch features using 3D Analyst extension (ArcGIS 10)?

I'm on ArcGIS 10. According to all the documentation I've read, 3D Analyst should be able to do what I am trying to get it to do, but I am running into problem after problem and I'm almost ready to ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Generating multiple visibility bearings in ArcGIS as automated procedure?

As a relative newbie to GIS, I'm quite sure there will be a way to do this in GIS (probably most efficiently by writing a python script!) but (to me anyway) this is a fairly complex thing to do and I ...
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How do I cast shadows from 3D Objects in ArcScene?

I would like to cast shadows from my 3D objects in ArcScene onto the surface and other objects. (Much like I can in SketchUp). Is it possible? If so how?
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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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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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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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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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How to find area of Digital Elevation Model above/below a reference plane?

I am using ArcGIS10. I need to find the out the area which is below 5000 and above 5000 from the Digital Elevation Model which is available to me. How can I find out this ? My DEM ranges from 8848 to ...
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Distance analysis of 3-D surface in ArcGIS using VB.NET

Using VB.NET I created a 3D polygon in ArcGIS to model a fault plane and now I want to find two different distances from a point on earth's surface. How to go about this? Can some one help with the ...
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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 display Arcscene polygon extrusion edges?

When I extrude polygons in Arcscene 10.0, the polygon outlines are not displayed regardless of the symbol outline width/color. Thus the extruded edges are not shown. Here's a screenshot showing the ...
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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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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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3D Analyst Line of Sight: what am I doing wrong?

As a relatively new user to GIS trying out 3D Analyst tools, I'm trying to run a Line of Sight which is not working the way I'd expect. Note I'm running the tool straight from the toolbox, no python ...
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Problem with interpolating a vertical profile in 3D Analyst (ArcMap 10.1)

I have a problem when I want to create a vertical profile in 3D Analyst from a DEM file. I want to interpolate the data and show points from 20 to 20 meters, as I specified in the option panel (see ...
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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 ...