I have a punctual shapefile of wind turbines. The task is to discover if those wind turbines are visible to the human eye. The human eye can see a maximum of 1.6 meters. Which tool can create or add new points near to the wind turbines in a radius of 5 km and then apply the viewshed analysis.
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Regardless the fact that human eye can see farther than 1.6 meters, to create points in a radius of 5km from your turbines you could:
- calculate a buffer around your wind turbines with the Buffer tool, specifying your turbines as input and 5km as your distance
- if you have a Spatial or 3D Analyst extension (which you should otherwise you could not make a visibility analysis with ArcGIS) OR if you have an advanced license, use the Create Random Points tool to create some points within 5 km from your turbines. here you would use the buffer you cerated in step 1 as your constraining feature.