I'm a newbie in Arcmap and would like to map coordinates of X(Eastings) and Y(Northings) (eg, X=534911 Y=168822) against a Z-value (elevation).

I am trying to map a simple 3D surface to look at the location of the houses and understand the change in house price value (i.e. Z-value).

Example:Example for Q

I tried plotting this in Surface from Golden Software but I am unable to find out how to map it against a real time geographic map (e.g. Australia). Therefore I would like to ask if I can do something similar in ArcMap.

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    Not in ArcMap. You could investigate ArcScene. – PolyGeo Jun 24 '17 at 23:41
  • You can display in arcmap, but it will be 2D - however, the z's can be represented as colors. It is easy to import into arcmap. Let me know if you want to know how to do it. I haven't used ArcScene. – jbalk Jun 26 '17 at 4:12
  • To compliment @PolyGeo you could also try the new ArcGIS Pro if that is available to you, but in both cases you'll need a 3D analyst extension license. – Hornbydd Jun 26 '17 at 12:12
  • It sounds like you have x and y coordinates representing the locations of house sales, and a z value representing the sale price, and you would like to create a 'price surface' for these data. If so, use the Create TIN tool available in the 3-D Analyst tools. Here is a link to more information.desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/3d-analyst-toolbox/… – GBG Jun 26 '17 at 15:10

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