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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
306 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
62 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
206 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Raster domain output polygon has is an empty feature class. Shape_Length and Shape_Area = 0

I am trying to convert a 32-bit floating point raster with 205289 columns and 120615 rows to a polygon using Raster Domain. It creates a feature class that does not contain any polygon. There is a ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

How to determine stream elevation points from SRTM raster with stream lines vector?

I should determine elevation points of some streams. I have SRTM raster and stream vectors. Which tools can solve this problem in ArcGIS 9.3? Anybody can write me a workflow how to do this task? ...
0
votes
1answer
416 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
216 views

How to solve the problem when buildings are extruded without roof?

I tried to extrude buildings in ArcScene with Extrusion function in Layer Properties. But most of the buildings seem like only their walls are extruded. Instead of solid blocks, they appear like no ...
3
votes
0answers
86 views

ArcGlobe not sitting on Globe Surface

I have gone through the process of bringing a SketchUp model into ArcScene utilizing Edit Placement on the 3D Editor window. The model appears to have come in great. However, it is floating slightly ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
2
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
68 views

Arcpy: Counting number of segments where altitude rises or decreases based on DEM?

I have a DEM of Sudety mountains and linear .shp with several hiking paths. I'm trying solve one problem: How to make a script based on input DEM and input line shapes that would count number of ...
2
votes
0answers
205 views

Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

what is the output coordinate system when I use Near3D tool in ArcScene?

I added a 3D rectangular surface (rectangle formed by 3D points) and a 3D point as two different shapefiles and then I tried to use Near3D tool. Then it gives an error "Datum conflict between input ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Arcscene export issue: only upper layer showing up

I have created a 3d visualization with ArcScene 10.1. I have 1 hillshade of a portion of an area, which take elevation ifno from DEM of the same area. Also, the DEM is coloured and overlayed onto the ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
186 views

3D polyline editing

I have a question similar to Poalo's question. Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction. It could be that I am using the wrong workflow. I have a 3d polyline feature class in sde. EDIT: ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

Is there a way to show outlines in a multipatch feature in ArcScene?

When viewed in ArcMap 2D environment, multipatch faces are outlined. When viewed in ArcScene 2.5 D environment, multipatch faces are not outlined, yet the symbol in symbology properties still shows an ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
231 views

Problems with Multipatches

I have some polygonal features that have minimum and maximum z values. I'm trying to calculate the difference between a fixed extruded polygons and the sum of extruded related polygons. Here's how ...
1
vote
0answers
292 views

multipatch features are not visible in 3D ArcGlobe

I have created some 3D features in ROCKWORKS software, which represents lithology data. Then I converted it to 3D shapefile, and then I added it to ArcGlobe as well as ArcScene. It is clearly visible ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

How do you specify the width of a column that has been extruded from a point in arcscene?

I've extruded a set of points based on a z variable but I want to increase their width so they're easier to see.
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Advice on how to present a cross section

So, I'll try to best explain what I want to do. I have a DEM of a volcano (only showing half the DEM in pictures below) and I have identified a lava flow that I would like to make a cross ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Problem with Elevation Profile Graph

I have a problem when creating the elevation profile using 3d Analyst. I have a DEM and a polyline representing a a highway route consisting of several line segments that I have manually combined. I ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
328 views

Adding a polygon in ArcGlobe via GraphicsContainer.AddElement

I'm trying to add some data to an ArcGlobe; however, it's not showing up and I'm wondering what the issue is. I am doing the following IGeometry geometry; Ipolygon polygon = myPolygon; ...