Introduction to 3D Data Modeling with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth

ISBN-10: 0470381248
ISBN-13: 9780470381243
Edition: 2009
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Description: Written as a user-friendly, self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data demystifies the sometimes confusing controls and procedures required to render data in three dimensions using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGlobe and Google  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Written as a user-friendly, self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data demystifies the sometimes confusing controls and procedures required to render data in three dimensions using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGlobe and Google Earth. Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, this book walks the reader through basic concepts (what is 3D data), progressing to the more advanced (calculating surface area and volume). Illustrated with over 200 screenshots and explanatory line-drawings, the book provides a simple, self-paced introduction to using GIS in three dimensions.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to 3D Data: Modeling with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth
Preview Data in ArcCatalog
Create a Layer File in ArcCatalog
3D Display in ArcScene
Set Background Color and Illumination in ArcScene
Set Vertical Exaggeration in ArcScene
Apply a Coordinate System to a Scene
Set 3D Layer Properties for an Elevation Raster
Set 3D Layer Properties for a Raster Image
Set Base Heights for a 2D Vector Layer
Extrude 2D Vector Features
Challenge Exercise: View Regional Park Study Data in ArcScene
3D Navigation and Animation
Set Targets and Observers
Animated Rotation and the Viewer Manager
The Fly Tool
Create 3D Animated Films
ArcGlobe
Understanding ArcGlobe
Explore ArcGlobe's Options, Add Data, and Redefine Layer Types
Google Earth
Navigating Google Earth's Interface, and the Planet
Create a Polygon and Edit Its Properties Through Google Earth's Form Menus
Edit the Gardens Polygon Using KML
Raster Surface Models
Interpolate a Terrain Surface with Spline
Interpolate Terrain with Inverse Distance Weighted and Natural Neighbors
Calculate Hillshade and Aspect
Calculate Slope
Calculate Viewshed
Challenge Exercise: Calculate Viewshed and Slope Levels for Elk Park
TIN Surface Models
Create a TIN from Vector Features
Add Polygon Attribute Values to a TIN
Change TIN Symbology and Classification
Challenge Exercise: Create a TIN of Elk Park
Terrain Surface Models
Create a Terrain Dataset
Rasterize a Terrain Dataset and View it in ArcGlobe
3D Features and More Surface Analysis Techniques
Convert 2D Features to 3D, and Digitize 3D Features in ArcMap
Draw a Line of Sight and a Cross-section Profile Graph
Calculate Surface Area and Volume on a TIN
Challenge Exercise: Create Multipatch 3D Features
SKP to Multipatch to KML: Finalize the Elk Park Project
Convert a SketchUp File to a Multipatch Feature Class
View the Multipatch Feature Class in ArcGlobe
Export Layers from ArcMap to KML, and View Them in Google Earth
Challenge Exercise: Export a SketchUp Model to Google Earth
About the Tutorial Data
Index

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