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

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Using reclassify method from ArcPy to set range of slope map

I'm having a bit of trouble with the syntax and some of the parameters for some functions in ArcPy (I'm completely new to it and struggle with the documentation quite a bit). Specifically, I'm trying ...
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Determining optimal tower placements that use line of sight in a valley in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently working on a project to determine the proper placement of towers that rely on line of sight to work in a large study area in a valley with 2 large sets of mountains on either side. I ...
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Can't see derived output of scripting tool in ModelBuilder, Add Surface Information does not work as expected

The add surface information tool in ArcGIS 10 (3D Analyst Tool) does not work correctly. The input parameter for scaling the data are set to 1 but after code execution the results are always ...
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Predicting future coastlines based on TIN/Raster DEM and elevated polygon using ArcMap

I am trying to figure out how I can create projected future coastlines by intersecting an elevated polygon (representing future sea level) with the TIN/DEM of my study area. Does anybody know how I ...
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Visibility Analysis with Obstruction in ArcGIS Pro

I am trying to run a visibility analysis in ArcGIS Pro, and I am struggling to make the program register the 3D buildings as "interfering" with the line of sight. My workflow was as follows: ...
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Extracting above-ground part from Multipatch buildings with ArcGIS Pro?

I have a lot of 3D buildings in Multipatch format (the grey features in the screenshot) and need to extract the building parts above ground. I thought it should be possible to interpolate 2D buildings ...
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Finding minimum elevation along the edges of polygon

I am using ArcGIS Pro. I have a polygon and a raster, and I would like to know what the lowest elevation is along the edges of the polygon. I would want each polygon to have a field that has the ...
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How to interpolate raster values along boundary with existing raster coverage in ArcMap?

I have two rasters, for simplicity's sake imagine these as squares. The new raster is smaller and wholly contained within the existing raster. For simplicity's sake, imagine these as nested squares: ...
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Digital elevation model versus hillshade for creation of cross-section In ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.8. What makes for a better cross-section a Digital elevation model or a hillshade? I am using the cross-section to identify and analyze faults and fractures.so far I have tried ...
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Unexpected area result using "Surface Volume" in "3D Analyst Tools"

I created a 6-grid raster (download here, Fig.3) to show my question. Each raster is 10m*10m size. I used "Surface Volume" in "3D Analyst Tools" to calculate the area below 0m (Fig....
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Specifying horizontal limits in Viewshed 2 tool of ArcMap

I am using the Viewshed 2 tool in ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 in a simple Python script. I am trying to calculate individual viewsheds about a series of points, each with horizontal limits of +-30 degrees ...
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Comparing polylineZ elevation to DEM at various points along the line, not just the vertices

I have a polylineZ feature that represents sewer lines. I am looking for areas where points along the line may be above ground elevation, representing aerial lines. The problem is that I need to ...
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Unable to export data from ArcGIS 3D Analayst interpolate line button & create profile graph

I have lost the facility to export data to Excel from the profile graph facility in the ArcMap 3D toolset. The interpolate line function works and I get the profile graph when selected and I get the ...
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ArcGIS won't save shapefile after changing folder name

I was exporting shapefiles to sub-folders (which are inside another folder called Dimmy), now, I realized that I had a typo in the folder name, so I changed the name of the Dimmy folder to Dummy. ...
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Why does no interpolated line appear when I use the 3D Analyst to generate a elevation profile in ArcMap?

I want to generate an elevation profile based on a DTM with ArcMap 3D Analyst but the program does not show the the interpolated line. I did the following steps: Opening 3D Analyst, adding a Digital ...
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Viewshed analysis with random configuration of observer points and getting the best configuration in terms of visibility?

I have a clipped raster image and observer points (4 points) to be placed on the raster image. I have to perform the viewshed analysis but I want ArcMap to place the points with random configuration ...
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Controlling time interval in Sun Shadow Frequency tool using ArcGIS Pro 3D Analyst

No matter what I set the interval to (e.g. 1 minute, 60 minutes, 1 hour, 1 day), my output raster's values are always numbered in days. How do I get the output to show these other intervals? ...
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load raster in original resolution in ArcScene

Each time I load a high resolution raster in ArcScene, it automatically starts to resample it and starts making pyramids, thus making the raster pixelated once the resampling finishes. How can I undo ...
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LandXML to TIN places TIN in wrong location

I'm using ArcMap 10.8 with 3D Analyst. I received a LandXML from a civil engineer, who I assume used Civil3D or similar to create it. The LandXML has several TINs representing existing surface and ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 3D Analyst Line of Sight

I am trying to do some Line of Sight analysis on some points using 3D Analyst in ArcGIS Desktop. I have a set of points that I've made two copies of a feature class of, one to use as the observers and ...
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Polygon Volume (ArcMap 10.7) calculates a volume of zero?

I'm calculating partial TIN volumes using Polygon Volume in ArcMap 10.7. I've done this hundreds of times using arcpy and for the most part, it works fine (Height Field = MAX; Reference Plane = BELOW)....
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TIFF image is black in ArcScene

.tiff image is black. I've opened it in QGIS without any problem but in ArcScene the image is black. The weight of image is 121gb(it is country .tiff image)
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Interpolate line not working [duplicate]

I'm just doing a basic topograph and the interpolate line tool does not work. The DEM is selected and I even made a hillshade to see if that would solve the problem. After I finish the line and double ...
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Choosing observer points for Viewshed tool in ArcMap to identify visibility of landform

I am using ArcMap 10.8. I want to create a polygon that shows all the areas within a region from which an observer could see a specific mountain. I created a polygon around the mountain, and I'm going ...
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Drawing "walls" in ArcScene

I am working on a 3D visualisation of a map displaying the population density. I'd like to visualize the density by setting the height of an area according to it's population density. Whenever I set ...
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Topo To Raster error 010168

Topo to Raster conversion tool in the 3D Analyst toolset or the Spatial Analyst toolset, gives the following error: ERROR 010168: Output C:\WINDOWS\system32\zpa09 already exists. Failed to execute (...
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Turning off lighting effects for all layers using ArcScene

Is it possible to turn off all lighting effects (ie to give simple 'flat' polygon fills, not shadowed/shaded) for ALL layers in a project? I can only find this via the '3D effects' sub-menu tool which ...
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Making legend from layer in ArcGlobe

I want to make a legend on the layer. I heard that in ArcGIS there is a legend wizard, where you can make a legend, but it is in ArcMap, not ArcGlobe. Is there any tool similar in ArcGlobe?
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Adding image in ArcGlobe

I am using ArcGlobe. How can I add an image that is just on the side, and not associated with the globe? I want to add a color scale, but I don't know how.
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Connecting contours in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGlobe. I created contour lines using the contour tool, but some of them are not connected and are just fragments of lines, is there any tool that could connect these lines?
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Obtaining XY coordinate when clicking on globe using ArcGlobe

Work in ArcGlobe and I want to calculate the coordinates of the globe latitude and longitude, but the coordinates from the mouse click is read from the screen, not the globe, because when I clicked on ...
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Clipping multipatch with 2D polygons using ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro. I have a multipatch dataset and 2D polygon dataset. Is there an automated way how I can clip one multipatch into separate features? Using clip and split tools gives a ...
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Create TIN with modified resolution with arcpy

I have the polyline feature file myfeature.shp from which I create a TIN file: import arcpy arcpy.CheckOutExtension("3D") arcpy.CreateTin_3d("mytin","Coordinate Systems\CH1903 ...
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Performing SDNA 3d network analysis with ArcScene

I am trying to use SDNA commands to run the 3d network analysis on the ArcScene Shape file. I can view the shape file as 3d, however when I run the SDNA Prepare command, the below error message comes. ...
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TIN creation process generating error

I'm having trouble generating a TIN. Repeatedly, I obtain: ERROR 050035: no features were added to the TIN. I can't figure out what I'm doing incorrectly. There is only one feature, namely "...
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Why do layers disappear in ArcScene when I try to drape them to the TIN?

I'm new. I did see this was asked a couple years ago, but I didn't understand the answer. It said It's the projection. You're in ArcScene so be sure all of your layers are in Conic! I have no idea ...
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Creating planar 3D buffer from 3D polyline feature class in ArcGIS Desktop

I want to create a planar (=without volume) buffer polygon or a TIN from a polyline feature class that represents a road centreline ,containing Z-value. I want to expand my polyline horizontally (=...
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Can non-elevation data be displayed in 3D? Such as EC measurements in soil over a surface?

I tried creating a tin in ArcScene with a raster I have from an IDW file of salinity at sample points in a field, but I can't get it to display as anything other than flat. My points range from ~1-40 ...
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Determinating direction of profile graph

I'm creating profile graph for craters. Each of polylines was created same way: bearing distance to line in two opposite direction from crater's center, for example with bearing angle 30° and 210° ...
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Creating surface layer from Points in ArcScene

I work in ArcScene where i have some buildings in 3D, on the facades of these buildings in have points of solar intensity. I would like to create a continuous surface of solar intensity for each ...
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Can't run 3D Analyst extension in custom script tool

I have custom python script in which I use 3D Analyst function "Add surface information", it works fine when I run the script through ArcCatalog Python Console, but when I try to run the script as ...
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ArcScene rendering only in greyscale

I'm new to ArcScene so maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I can't see any colors in my ArcScene views. I've attached 3 screenshots, one from ArcMap showing DEM and hillshade working just fine, and 2 ...
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Half disappearing line rectangle when defining base height [closed]

I am having an issue in ArcScene. I have a spline surface representing the topography of an area, and want to create a solid fill beneath this. I can't do this form the spline layer itself or a (...
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Tool for adding raster values to vector z axis

In ArcGIS, there is a tool called "Interpolate Shape" which takes a vector layer and underneath a raster. Then it adds the raster grid values to the vectors z-coordinates. Is there a tool in QGIS ...
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Rasterise 3D polyline using z-values to interpolate cell values

Using ArcMap 10.5.1. I have a ZM polyline composed of 3x vertices, with the vertex z-values representing water level at wells. I am looking for a tool to rasterize this polyline, using the z-values ...
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Calculating volume of several TINs in ArcGIS Desktop

I am trying to calculate the volume of several TINs using the 3D Analyst of ArcGIS 10.5. My data can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT For a start, I ...
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TIN file not creating

I want to create the DEM by using the contour lines but I am unable to do so. Following the 3D analyst tool > Data Management Tool> Create TIN. Then I added contour line (shape file) as an input file ...
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Calculating the volume of multiple lakes with ArcGIS (3D Analyst)

I have the DEM of a glacier bed and want to calculate the volume of bed depressions that could form lakes. Data is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT I'...
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ArcScene transparency per feature

I am working with some data that needs to be visualized in different transparencies levels. I know how to do it in ArcMap: Symobology --> Advanced --> Transparency. Now I am working a 3D project and I ...
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Creating post landslide simulation using ArcScene?

How do I create a simulation for post landslide with ArcScene? It should able to show xyz plus velocity and thickness of debris at different time.
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