3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop
3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop allows you to effectively visualize and analyze surface data. Using 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop, you can view a surface from multiple viewpoints, query a surface, determine what is visible from a chosen location on a surface, create a realistic perspective image that drapes raster and vector data over a surface, and record or perform three-dimensional navigation.
The ArcGlobe application in 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop allows you to manage and visualize, from a local or global perspective, extremely large sets of three-dimensional geographic data. ArcGlobe provides the capability to seamlessly interact with any geographic information as data layers on a three-dimensional globe.
With 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop you can
- Create three-dimensional views directly using your GIS data.
- Analyze three-dimensional data using cut/fill, line-of-sight, and terrain modeling.
- View your data from a global to local perspective.
- Navigate through multiresolution terrain data seamlessly.
- Do spatial analysis in two or three dimensions.
- Visualize modeling or analysis results in three-dimensions.
- Use three-dimensional models and symbols for realism.
- Export your visualizations into videos.
3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop is an ArcGIS extension that provides advanced tools for three-dimensional visualization, analysis, and surface generation. 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop enables both novice and advanced users to create dynamic 3D models and interactive maps that elevate the visualization and analysis of geographic data.
Using the 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop extension you can easily perform three-dimension line-of-sight analysis and create surfaces such as TINs. Using any of the standard ArcGIS supported formats, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional data can be viewed in a three-dimensional perspective by using attributes. For example, you can easily extrude building footprints to three-dimensional structures, lines to walls, and points to lines. This allows you to build highly interactive and navigable views without having to create new data. If your data has three-dimensional coordinates, the applications will use this data and place it correctly in three-dimensional space.
Your data can also be viewed from a global perspective with the ArcGlobe application. Leveraging extremely efficient and highly optimized data retrieval and display techniques, ArcGlobe provides seamless and fast access to virtually unlimited volumes of geographic information. ArcGlobe can easily and intelligently handle raster, vector, and terrain data sets representing data from local to global scale with performance exceeding traditional two-dimensional mapping.
Using standard interactive mapping tools, users can also pan, query, and analyze data at any scale, or they can zoom right in to their local area and view high-resolution spatial data, such as parcels or detailed aerial photographs, of their area of interest.
Why Use 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop?
ArcGIS 3D Analyst provides the tools to model and visualize your data in three dimensions, giving you a realistic perspective of your data. Patterns and trends appear in three dimensions that might not be discovered in a flat, two-dimensional view.
With 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop you can:
Who Uses ArcGIS 3D Analyst?
- Create and analyze surfaces.
- Build surface models from many supported data formats including CAD, shapefiles, coverages, and images.
- Perform interactive perspective viewing, including pan and zoom, rotate, tilt, and fly-through simulations, for presentation and analysis.
- Model real-world surface features such as buildings.
- Model subsurface featuresówells, mines, groundwater, and underground storage facilities.
- Generate three-dimensional surfaces on the fly from attributes.
- Apply data normalization and exaggeration on the fly.
- Drape two-dimensional data on surfaces and view in three dimensions.
- Calculate surface area, volume, slope, aspect, and hillshade.
- Apply various data layer effects such as transparency, lighting, shading, and depth priority.
- Generate contours as two-dimensional or three-dimensional features.
- Perform viewshed and line-of-sight analysis, spot height interpolation, profiling, and steepest path determination.
- Query three-dimensional data based on attribute or location.
- Export data for display on the Web using VRML.
- Create animations for visualization (AVI, MPEG, and QuickTime).
Any user who needs a three-dimensional understanding of spatial data can use 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop. 3D Analyst for ArcGIS Desktop users leverage the visualization capabilities for improved communication and representation of GIS data and ideas. For example, users can examine the visual impact of building new structures; analyze atmospheric, surface, and subsurface pollution dispersion; study the income distribution in their community; and much more.
Some of the application areas include:
- Agriculture production analysis
- Geological exploration
- Environmental monitoring
- Meteorological analysis
- Hydrology modeling
- Archaeological visualization and mapping
- Forest modeling
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