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Extracting Values to Points without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

Script: import arcpy, traceback, sys, os pntFile=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) rasters=arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) rasters=rasters.split(';') theFields=[x.name.lower() for x in arcpy.ListFields(...
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Finding pixels in DEM with 5% slope or less?

You mention 3D Analyst so I am assuming you have ArcGIS. Use the tool ArcToolbox-3D Analyst Tools-Raster Surface-Slope to create a slope surface from your LiDAR data. Use the tool ArcToolbox-3D ...
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Creating Buffer Polygon following Elevations using ArcGIS Desktop?

Workaround for what you describe in absence of spatial analyst: arcpy.Buffer_analysis("target","../buffer.shp", "100 Meters") arcpy.FeatureVerticesToPoints_management("buffer","../points.shp","ALL") ...
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Importing 3D Analyst functions with ArcPy?

Sorry for bumping this old question, but a Python module's name cannot begin with a number, so arcpy.3d will never work. To import the module, you'll need to reference ddd: from arcpy.ddd import * ...
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Extracting Values to Points without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

3D analyst's Add Surface Information will add a Z field to your vector data with the data value from the overlapping raster layer: Interpolates surface elevation properties for point, multipoint, ...
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How to export a jpg from ArcScene?

There is no Layout View in ArcScene. You can export your scene to JPG by using File > Export Scene > 2D... and selecting JPEG in the Save As Type drop-down of the Export Map dialog.
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Labelling an axis in ArcScene?

Turn on the 3D Graphics toolbar, adjust some of the default text graphics properties before you add a label so that it is added large enough to see/find. Select the 3D Text tool Use the 3D Text tool ...
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Viewshed Analysis incorporating tree height

Your workflow will be something like this (you don't mention what software you're using but this should work with anything). Basically you just need to add your pine trees to the DEM as if they were ...
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Slope calculations appear to be 90 degrees off in ArcGIS 3D Analyst?

I think your error is a result of performing a slope calculation on a DEM that isn't in a projected Coordinate Reference System (CRS). The reason for performing a transformation/warping of your DEM is ...
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What is the arcpy.ddd module?

When you type arcpy.ddd into the python console in ArcMap or ArcCatalog it notes arcpy.ddd is: arcpy.ddd The 3D Analyst toolbox provides a collection of geoprocessing tools that enable a wide ...
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Finding pixels in DEM with 5% slope or less?

You can take the DEM and run the "Slope" tool in 3D Analyst. It is under the "Surface" Toolset. Choose "percentage" as the output type. Once you have the "Slope" raster you can run the Reclass tool ...
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Extracting Values to Points without ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

You can do this with Hawthorne Beyer's free Geospatial Modelling Environment, (GME, formerly known as Hawth's Tools). There is a tool in there, Intersect Points With Raster, which as its name implies, ...
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CHaMP Topo Processing Menu not active in ArcMap 10.1

The toolbar is designed to work with a "SurveyGeodatabase", which is created in the first step of the Toolbar workflow. Unless you are working with a set of total station data, I think the toolbar is ...
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Calculating difference between two rasters using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Yes you can use Spatial Analyst for this. I'm not a Spatial Analyst expert, but I would look at the Raster Math tools to accomplish this - starting with the Minus tool.
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Making 3d block from flat 2d polygon in ArcScene?

The workflow to get this: Elevation of original buffer = 100m. I defined plateau elevation = 150 m, and computed D=50/tan(35). D=71.40 m. Next - create negative buffer "outside only" with minus 71.40 ...
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Digital elevation model versus hillshade for creation of cross-section In ArcMap

If I understand you correctly, the DEM contains the values (elevation) that you want to use to create your cross sectional visualizations to show faults or fractures in the terrain. You may want to ...
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Calculating Slope of Street Segments using ArcGIS Desktop?

I usually approach this problem with a different workflow: Focal statistics on DEM with MEAN and small window like 3x3 cells (to get rid of potential artefacts in elevation data and account for the ...
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Tin created from raster have different profile graphs?

I have not used Raster to TIN, but judging by the documentation (which has an image to demonstrate), the triangulation is not performed using all of the nodes in the raster. It uses only enough that ...
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Visualizing elevation profile across a whole mosaic dataset?

As a workaround solution, you can interpolate a line from your mosaic dataset using the 'interpolate line' tool. You can then use the output line to create the profile. According to this post: https:/...
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Unlocking 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst Tools with ArcGIS Pro?

If you already have ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) with those extensions, ArcGIS Pro is licensed to use the same extensions - you won't need to buy the extensions again. You will need to set up your ...
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Displaying multiple stacked layers in ArcMap

The Layout View of ArcMap only displays a planimetric view. For the view that you seek you could investigate the ArcScene application of ArcGIS 3D Analyst.
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Assigning elevation to reclassified raster in ArcScene or ArcMap

Go to the Layer Properties of your Geomorphogical_FPA layer, Base Heights tab. Click the radio button 'Floating on custom surface'. Choose your DEM as the surface to drape the classified image on top ...
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Create points based on location of known points in a layer

If you look in the ESRI code sharing website, you can bet someone has done something similar and uploaded free to the community, you just need to search for it. For example I've created a tool ...
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All cells in raster have the NODATA value

I believe the error is due to your point being on a NODATA cell. How can you do a viewshed if you do not know your height? View sheds are traditionally run on surface DEMs, where every cell has an ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 - Create Line of Sight not showing intermediate points

Esri has a good reference page Creating a line of sight A line of sight is a graphic line between two points on a surface that shows where along the line the view is obstructed. The color of the ...
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Replicate elevation profile extraction (3D Analyst toolbar) in ArcPy

Following up, the extremely straightforward solution (offered up by KHimba) is a built-in function that I was unfamiliar with, called StackProfile in the 3D Toolbox. Here's a condensed version of how ...
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Create profile graph over multiple rasters (ArcGIS 3D Analyst)

I would suggest using the "Stack Profile (3D Analyst)" tool in ArcGIS. With this tool you are able to input line features and output profiles over multiple Profile Targets (Multipatch, Raster, TIN or ...
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Batch processing Surface volume calculation in ArcMap?

This tool will loop through a range of user-defined values and write the outputs to a text file. You can get the Arctoolbox tool version here https://github.com/gerry1138/ArcGIS-Loop-Surface-Volumes ...
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2D polygons with height attribute to 3D features for ArcGIS Online

Currently extruded polygons from Pro are not supported in the web scene viewer. The scene viewer allows you to extrude polygons on feature layers but only by a set number not an attribute value. If ...
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Using "texture" image from Drone2Map for ArcGIS?

I was also trying to find out about textures in Drone2Map, but I didn't get a reply from ESRI. So I tested the trial versions of Agisoft PhotoScan Professional (www.agisoft.com) and Pix4D PhotoMapper ...
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