Modeling with ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Google Earth
Render three-dimensional data and maps with ease.
Written as a self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Data
demystifies the sometimes confusing controls and procedures
required for 3D modeling using software packages such as ArcGIS 3D
Analyst and Google Earth.
Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, this
profusely illustrated guide explains how to use ESRI?s ArcGIS
3D Analyst to model and analyze three-dimensional geographical
surfaces, create 3D data, and produce displays ranging from
topographically realistic maps to 3D scenes and spherical
earth-like views. The engagingly user-friendly
? Walks you through basic concepts of 3D data, progressing
to more advanced techniques such as calculating surface area and
? Introduces you to two major software packages: ArcGIS 3D
Analyst (including ArcScene and ArcGlobe) and Google Earth
? Reinforces your understanding through in-depth
discussions with over thirty hands-on exercises and tutorial
datasets on the support website at www.wiley/college/kennedy
? Helps you apply the theory with real-world
Whether you?re a student or professional in geology,
landscape architecture, transportation system planning, hydrology,
or a related field, Introduction to 3D Data will
quickly turn you into a power user of 3D GIS.