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I went for a jog around the block using my GARMIN GPS. Then, I downloaded the GPX file and converted it to a feature class. The attributes for the points contain lat/lon & elevation (feet).

My Garmin Data

I am trying to accomplish the following using the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension:

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I'm not certain, but I need to:

  • Convert the points to a polyline with retaining all the elevation

  • Extrude the line in ArcScene so it displays as a 3D wall.

As you can see, the base height for the wall is all the same, because it's displayed as dark blue. As the elevation changes, the colors become lighter.

I have access to all the extensions (3D Analyst, etc).

  • what data format are your coordinates in? – ziggy Jan 9 '17 at 3:09
  • Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984 Datum: D_WGS_1984 Prime Meridian: Greenwich Angular Unit: Degree – Charles Friendly Jan 9 '17 at 3:15
  • thats good know as well but I meant like are they in a shapefile? csv? kml? gpx? – ziggy Jan 9 '17 at 3:18
  • Are you using the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension? – PolyGeo Jan 9 '17 at 3:19
  • The original data is in a .gpx format, but then I convert it to a feature class. Yes, I am using ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension. – Charles Friendly Jan 9 '17 at 3:30

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