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:

3D Analyst Interactive Toolbar
3D Analyst Interactive Toolbar

For a summary of the 3D Analyst interactive tools for terrain datasets, see: Interactive tools for terrain datasets.

Geoprocessing tools

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.

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