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ArcGIS 3D Analyst Overview

ArcGIS 3D Analyst provides a comprehensive 3D context in which to analyse your data using advanced visualisation, analysis and surface generation tools. View large sets of data from multiple viewpoints, query a surface and create a realistic perspective image that drapes raster and vector data over a surface.

With ArcGIS 3D Analyst, you can:

  • Analyse terrain data to determine what can be seen from different observation points;
  • Model subsurface features such as wells, mines, groundwater, and underground networks and facilities;
  • View and analyse impact zones from blasts and military threats;
  • Determine optimum facility placement or resource location;
  • Share 3D views, animations, and analyses with stakeholders and decision makers; and
  • Create a 3D virtual city to support planning and maintenance.

Who Benefits from 3D GIS?

A 3D perspective creates a realistic simulation of a project, environment, or critical situation to help a variety of clients plan and prepare for and proactively mitigate potential issues.

ArcGIS 3D Analyst is also available as an extension for ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Engine.

For questions and quotes, contact us on 1800 447 111.


ArcGIS 3D Analyst white paper

This white paper provides an overview of how users can apply ArcGIS 3D Analyst for three-dimensional visualisation, topographic analysis, and surface creation. 


Working with 3D GIS Using ArcGIS

Esri Australia intermediate course focusing on 3D GIS with ArcGIS.