Introduction to the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tutorial
IN THIS TUTORIAL
- Copying the tutorial data
- Exercise 1: Draping an image over a terrain surface
- Exercise 2: Visualizing contamination in an aquifer
- Exercise 3: Visualizing soil contamination and thyroid cancer rates
- Exercise 4: Building a TIN to represent terrain
- Exercise 5: Working with animations
- Exercise 6: ArcGlobe basics
- Exercise 7: ArcGlobe layer classification
- Exercise 8: Creating and using a terrain dataset
- Exercise 9: Creating a realistic 3D view
The best way to learn ESRI ArcGIS 3D Analyst is to use it. In the exercises in this tutorial, you will do the following:
- Use ArcCatalog to find and preview 3D data.
- Add data to ArcScene.
- Set 3D properties for viewing data.
- Create new 3D feature data from 2D features and surfaces.
- Create new raster surface data from point data.
- Build a TIN surface from existing feature data.
- Make animations.
- Learn how to use ArcGlobe and manage its data content.
To use this tutorial, you need to have the 3D Analyst extension and ArcGIS installed and have the tutorial data installed on a local or shared network drive on your system. Ask your system administrator for the correct path to the tutorial data if you do not find it at the default installation path specified in the tutorial.
Exercise 1: Death Valley image data courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/Caltech.
Exercise 2: San Gabriel Basin data courtesy of the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority.
Exercise 3: Belarus CS137 soil contamination and thyroid cancer data courtesy of the International Sakharov Environmental University.
Exercise 4: Hidden River Cave data courtesy of the American Cave Conservation Association.
Exercise 5: Elevation and image data courtesy of MassGIS, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
Exercise 6: Las Vegas Millennium Mosaic (Year 2000 Landsat) and QuickBird images data courtesy of DigitalGlobe.
Exercise 7: Ozone concentration raster derived from data courtesy of the California Air Resources Board, Southern California Millennium Mosaic (Year 2000 Landsat) image courtesy of DigitalGlobe, Angelus Oaks imagery courtesy of AirPhoto USA, Southwestern U.S. elevation data derived from U.S. National Elevation Data courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Exercise 8: Spot elevation points and breaklines are of the Napa River Watershed area. GIS data courtesy of the County of Napa.
Exercise 9: Quickbird imagery of London courtesy of DigitalGlobe. Multipatch buildings Copyright © 2008 Google. All rights reserved.