Tag Archives: 3D visualization
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
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
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.
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
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.