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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition by Michael D. Kennedy

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ArcScene

With ArcScene you can:

  • Create surfaces with a number of tools and techniques.
  • Analyze surfaces in a variety of ways.
  • Drape raster images over surfaces.
  • Drape vector features over surfaces.
  • View three-dimensional surfaces in perspective from multiple observer points.
  • View scenes differently by changing the shading, transparency, and illumination properties of 3-D layers.
  • Change the “Z” visual component of 3-D scenes (exaggerate the vertical).
  • Create surface models from rasters and TINs.
  • Make queries on raster values.
  • Get instantaneous information about the elevation, slope, and aspect of TINs.
  • Create contours of surfaces.
  • Find the steepest path on a surface.
  • See a surface under different levels of illumination.
  • Calculate the volume between a horizontal plane and three-dimensional surface specified by a TIN.
  • Determine what parts of a landscape can be seen from various vantage points.
  • Draw lines of sight across landscapes.
  • Create a 2-D cross-section profile graph of a 3-D surface, given a line across the surface.
  • Create 3-D features from 2-D data.
  • Digitize 3-D features.
  • Extrude 3-D features from 2-D features.
  • Simulate “flying through” a landscape, using animation capabilities

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