Tag: 2D

Styler – Design and Share 2D and 3D Maps with a URL

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With the latest release of ArcGIS Online and just in time for the UC, the Styler template got a major update. Styler is a new configurable app template that you can use to create and share 2D or 3D web map apps on-the-fly. What makes it different … Continue reading

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Multivariate Rendering – 2D visualization techniques in JavaScript

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Smart Mapping was added to the ArcGIS API for JavaScript in version 3.13 to provide web developers with an easy way to generate renderers with smart, visually pleasing defaults based on data distribution and the basemap. This new module helps … Continue reading

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2D to 3D

 

ArcGIS allows you to visualize 2D data ‘in 3D’ in ArcScene and ArcGlobe. However this is done through setting layer properties in the Base Heights tab, leaving the actual feature geometries as 2D.

Sometimes it is necessary to turn the 2D geometries into 3D features using on an elevation model. This is especially true when you want the feature to interact with the surface (e.g. burn building footprints into the terrain) or use them in 3D spatial analysis.

The new 2Dto3D template shows the process of creating 3D features from 2D using an elevation model. The data used in this template is a subset of the buildings available in the Virtual City template.

Enjoy

Gert

3D Product Manager

 

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