Tag: 3D visualization

ArcGIS Pro – Reinventing Desktop GIS

3D Editing with ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is now available, and it is part of ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. This new desktop application includes many of the features and enhancements you’ve been asking for, including multiple layouts, 2D and 3D editing, 64-bit processing, project workflows, … Continue reading

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3D web scenes take flight

By Kenneth Field, Senior Cartographic Product Engineer

The latest release of ArcGIS Online included a major new update that brought 3D scenes to your browser. This extends the capabilities for visualization of ArcGIS Online content by giving you the option of displaying it on a responsive WebGL virtual globe. I’ve been experimenting with different ways of displaying global flight data from openflights.org and this blog describes how I built a 3D version called Airflow Globe. Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro with NVIDIA K1 in XenDesktop


ArcGIS Pro with NVIDIA K1 in XenDesktop This article continues the discussion on using ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments, focusing on how a shareable GPU enhances the ArcGIS Pro user experience and the configurations used to deliver that user experience. … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Pro in virtualized environments


ArcGIS Pro provides an integrated platform for 2D and 3D visualization and analysis. Pro has undergone extensive performance and scalability testing, especially in virtualized environments. Especially using the NVIDIA K1 and K2 graphics cards designed for virtualized environments.  To share … Continue reading

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Because our World is 3D


Originally posted by Gert van Maren and the 3D Team Esri recently released the 3D GIS landing page on esri.com. The aim is to be able to find in one location: an overview of the importance of 3D for GIS … Continue reading

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Because our World is 3D


We are pleased to announce the release of the 3D GIS landing page on esri.com. Here you can find in one location: why 3D is important for GIS professionals, an overview of the 3D strengths of the ArcGIS system videos … Continue reading

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Using ArcGIS for sports analytics


By Damien Demaj, Cartographer The statistical component of sport has always provided a fascinating way to analyze performance and success. This might simply be the final score, but for some sports, such as football, baseball, cricket, golf and tennis, meaningful … Continue reading

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New 3D Analyst geoprocessing tools and enhancements at 10.1

A large effort was put into creating several new tools and reorganizing existing ones into more logical groupings within the 3D Analyst toolbox. A full summary of the toolset changes can be found listed inside What’s new in the 3D Analyst toolbox.

New geoprocessing tools for LAS datasets with flexible licensing requirement levels

Although most tools for working with LAS datasets new at 10.1 require the 3D Analyst extension, some are licensed a little differently to allow more flexibility. The tools located inside the 3D Analyst toolbox require 3D Analyst. The tools located in core toolboxes work if you have one of these three options: 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, or ArcGIS Standard.

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A quick tour of what's new in 3D Analyst at 10.1

The 3D Analyst at 10.1 solidifies the 3D GIS story delivered with 10. Continuing to expand a fully functional and easy-to-use solution for visualizing, managing, analyzing, and sharing your GIS information in 3D.

The 10.1 release specifically targets users of:

  • Virtual Cities (Urban Planners, Emergency response, Public safety)
  • Virtual Campuses (Facilities Managers, Defense, Universities, Hospitals)
  • Surfaces (Civil engineers, Defense, Forestry, Government)

by expanding and improving:

  • the online integration of 3D
  • support for authoring and maintaining 3D City and Campus-level data
  • support for point clouds, with focus on airborne lidar (LAS) data

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Visualizing Hopi Villages in 3D using ArcGIS Explorer

We recently came across this interesting article covering the use of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop by Wes Bernardini, associate professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of Redlands, to visualize 3D reconstructions of 32 Hopi villages. An ArcGIS Explorer add-in is used to explore tribal villages and nearby visible peaks. The article also includes a YouTube video demonstration of the customized Explorer.

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