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

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Exporting georeferenced collada from ArcGIS Pro to Sketchup

Using the Multipatch to Collada conversion tool on ArcGIS Pro I have been able to export 3D models and open them in Sketchup maintaining their 3D features, however they lose their spatial reference ...
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Extracting stratigraphic profiles from multipatch features representing continuous geological formation in ArcGIS Pro?

I have some multipatch undergroud layers representing each a specific geological formation unit. These units are vertically continuous and I'd like to "clip" them with an orthogonal plane to extract a ...
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Splitting 3D Spheres with 3D Walls (lines converted to 3D) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. I would like to split spheres (created from 3D buffers) in half using 3D fences/walls (lines converted to 3D). Both datasets are multipatches. The purpose of ...
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Elevation interpolation along a (sewer) line

Here's what I want to do. I have a vector sewer line feature class that contaings a field for the high invert elevation and one for the low invert elevation. I can turn them into a raster no problem ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Having trouble creating an ArcGIS Pro LAS dataset profile view like ArcMap

I am using ArcGIS Pro 3.1.3 and am looking for a way to view a slice of LiDAR data side-on, like the ArcMap LAS Dataset Profile Tool not rotated in 3d; I have 3d analyst and Advanced licenses. I have ...
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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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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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Complex 3D/elevation profiles in ArcMap 10.6

I'm looking to create a more informative 3D Profile than appears possible with vanilla Arc tools. Honestly I'm kinda surprised that this doesn't exist, maybe I'm searching the wrong terms. Situation: ...
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Unwanted artefacts working with Raster analysis

I am trying to make a simple slope map from a DEM (tif). I already tried with the different slope-tools in QGIS (GDAL, SAGA, GRASS) and also the 3D Analyst in ArcMap. Boths bring the same result: a ...
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ArcMap Mosaic Dataset function chain result to NetCDF

I've been working on a mosaic dataset and added some changes by using the function chain options. This works fine in ArcMap and I can create a time varying result out of this. Since I want a 3D result ...
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ArcGIS Visibility <NoData> / 0 when observer point in raster cell center

As I discovered, the ArcGIS Visibility tool seems to produces a vertical line from the observer point northwards in the above ground level raster and a 0 value in the visibility Raster, if the ...
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Calculating volume of building in ArcGIS Pro?

I want to calculate the volume of buildings in arcgis. The data consists of 3D multipatches (shapefile). One building consists of different multipolygons. I can calculate the volume of the single ...
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Creating a 3D buffer polygons (plane) from a 3D polyline that follow line catenary curvatures

I am looking to create a 3D buffer polygon that represents a plane from a 3D polyline feature that represents an electric power (transmission) line. This polyline has Z-values that give it catenary ...
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Generating TIN, manually modified level curves?

I'm having trouble while generating a TIN on a manually modified topography file. I'm new to ArcGIS, but I have intensively tried to fix this bug, with no result. As you can see, the bug deals about ...
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Using multipatch and surface in ArcGIS 3D Analyst?

I want to get 3D building. I have DEM surface and 3D feature of building roof. I created multipatch class by extruded building roof with '-' value. Is it possible to create building from this ...
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ArcScene Export to 3D Webscene polygon issue?

I have been putting together a 3D basemap for our campus, Washington State University, and have been trying to share my model using the export to 3d web scene arcToolbox tool. For the most part is ...
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3D marker symbol export problem (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to create a webscene. I have a TIN and a point layer that is 3d enabled (point z). I added a 3d symbol marker to the point layer in ArcScene . When I use the "export to 3d web scene" ...
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Making extruded polygons transparent

Is there a way to make an extruded polygon transparent. I've tried going to the properties and changing the transparency but the polygon still looks like a solid block. I have an extruded polygon and ...
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Representing GIS data in ArcScene so it looks like bar and circle?

Is there a way to represent GIS data in ArcScene so it looks like a bar and circle? I can only either get the bar by extruding my points but I wanted a circle on top. I don't know how to get my ...
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Is there an easier way to capture polyline elevation data?

I am in the middle of migrating a watercourse network dataset from AutoCAD map 3D to ArcGIS 10. I have been able insert the various streams/rivers/nodes into arcgis and project the associated ...
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Getting XY screen coords from ArcScene 3D point using ArcObjects?

I already know how to convert screen point (X,Y in pixels) to 3D point: ISceneGraph pSceneGraph = m_pSceneHookHelper.SceneGraph; IPoint pPoint; pSceneGraph.Locate(pSceneGraph.ActiveViewer, X, Y, ...
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Using arcpy.StackProfile_3d within arcpy addin

I want to get elevation profile in ArcScene using arcpy. Specifically, I want to create tool used as follows: click tool button, draw line interactively and output a graph presenting elevation profile....
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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 ...
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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 I've ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Add Surface Information alternatives in QGIS?

Is anyone aware of a single tool or possible routine of tools in QGIS (2.6) which emulate the results of the ESRI 3D Analyst tool 'Add Surface Information'? I have several polygon shapefiles (some ...
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ArcMap Skyline Tool only returns a part of the desired output

I'm aware there are multiple posts on this matter, but those did not provide the help I was looking for. Background: I have a set of points in a shapefile from which I want to generate a skyline ...
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Using ArcGIS Pro to calculate required height of debris dam structure in stream when expected volume to retain is known

I have the locations of potential debris dam structures to be placed in a stream and know the contributing watershed area and the estimated debris volume (in m3) that would flow down that watershed ...
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Tools needed to display 2D layers as a 3D stack in ArcGIS Pro

What tools do I need to use to display 2D layers as a 3D stack in ArcGIS Pro? Do I need to create a global scene first, or add an elevation attribute to the 2D layers, or is there a specific tool to ...
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3D- Analysis: Calculate the 3D trajectory distance considering a set of points below the sea level issue

I am trying to calculate the 3D trajectory distance considering a set of points below sea level. I've opted for creating a 2D line that considers the 2D trajectory of the points and then interpolate ...
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Calculating the perceived size of an object as part of a viewshed analysis

I am conducting a visibility analysis on a radio station tower. I want to know how big the viewers across the area will see it. For example, those further away will perceive the tower to be smaller. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Features lost when extruding polygons between two TINs

I am trying to transform a collection of adjacent simple polygons to a collection of simple polyhedrons. My approach is to create two constant-elevation rasters representing the upper and lower ...
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ArcGIS Polygon Volume - Variable height field

I'm using ArcMap 10.6 I have a TIN of a landscape which has a series of mounds on it. I have isolated polygons for each mound, which are not flat but variable in height as they go around each mound. ...
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Measured line distance very different in ArcMap than Google Earth

My question is about why Google Earth and ArcGIS have such dramatic differences when measuring a line-string. I have an approximately 30 mile trail in Butte County, Northern California. I measured it ...
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Extract Layers form .slpk File

I have been given an .slpk file generated by Drone2Map. I can import the .slpk file into ArcGIS Pro but I'm unable to edit the 3D layers in the package. I have not been able to find a way to extract ...
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