An overview of terrain dataset analysis
Terrain dataset analysis
A variety of analytic operations can be performed on terrain datasets. Interactive tools provide the ability to explore the terrain surface. Geoprocessing tools enable batchlike functionality.
3D Analyst ArcMap interactive tools
All the interactive tools on the 3D Analyst toolbar in ArcMap can be used with terrain datasets, as well as rasters and TINs:
- Create Contours tool
- Create Steepest Path tool
- Create Line Of Sight tool
- Interpolate Point/Line/Polygon tools
- Create Profile Graph tool
For a summary of the 3D Analyst interactive tools for terrain datasets, see: Interactive tools for terrain datasets.
Geoprocessing tools that interact with terrain datasets are kept within the 3D Analyst toolset.
For a summary of the geoprocessing tools that work with terrain datasets, see: Geoprocessing tools for terrain datasets.