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ArcGIS 3D Analyst Software and Training

ArcGIS 3D Analyst Software and Training
  • Donor or Provider: Esri
  • Platform: Windows
  • Format: Download, Online
  • Product ID: G-43549
  • Availability: Out of Stock

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The ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension expands the core capabilities of ArcGIS for Desktop software by providing advanced visualization, analysis, and surface generation tools. Patterns and trends appear in three dimensions that might not be discovered in a flat, two-dimensional view.

This donation from Esri includes ArcGIS 3D Analyst software and the web-based training course Learning ArcGIS 3D Analyst.

Here are some notable features of this product:

  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst can use all the data sets supported by ArcGIS and also contains an extensive data set for global visualization down to approximately 1:300,000.
  • Data sets terabytes in size can be manipulated and visualized.
  • Three-dimensional styles are included for a variety of real-world, photorealistic symbols, such as houses, skyscrapers, industrial buildings and equipment, street furniture, trees and plants, and vehicles.
  • Various data layer effects are available, such as transparency, lighting, shading, and depth priority.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard Required

Recipient organizations must already have and use single-user ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard software or else request ArcGIS for Desktop Basic concurrently with this extension.

Extension Compatibility

ArcGIS 3D Analyst is compatible with the current version of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard. Organizations with an ArcGIS core desktop product version 9 or earlier must upgrade to the currently shipping version in order to use this extension license.

ArcGIS 3D Analyst Software

ArcGIS 3D Analyst adds these capabilities to those of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic:

  • Data visualization: Extensive tools allow visualization of geographic vector or raster data in three dimensions.
  • Interactive navigation: Tools allow control of the height and direction of a view, panning, zooming, spinning, and flying or walking over data.
  • Surface creation and analysis: For some specific data analysis, new surfaces can be created from existing data sets as regularly spaced grids or as triangulated irregular networks (TINs).
  • 3D symbols: More than 500 industry-standard three-dimensional symbols can be used to represent GIS features, such as trees or fire hydrants for point features, grass or water for polygon features, and tubes or texture lines for line features.
  • Fly-through paths and animations: Animations created using preset flight paths, key frames, and other interactive tools can be saved in standard video formats, such as MPEG, AVI, and QuickTime.

In addition, ArcGIS 3D Analyst includes two specialized 3D viewing applications, ArcScene and ArcGlobe. Both allow users to effectively manage their 3D GIS data, conduct 3D analysis, edit 3D features, create layers within 3D viewing properties, and create 3D features from existing two-dimensional data.

More details and links to case studies can be found on the Esri website to help in evaluating whether this product is what is needed.

Training Course

The online training course Learning ArcGIS 3D Analyst introduces raster and vector surface models. In course exercises, students display surfaces in three-dimensional perspective, symbolize them, set three-dimensional properties, and create realistic models by draping aerial photographs over surfaces. The course takes about 21 hours to complete.

Free Add-ons

The ArcScripts website contains thousands of free user-created extensions, tools, and add-ons for any Esri product.

Single-User Version

This license is for a single-user version. Organizations that already own concurrent-user versions of any Esri software will not be able to use the product offered here with their concurrent-user version. Further, on a given computer, no single-user product can be used at the same time as any concurrent-user product.

This product must be installed and activated on only one computer.

Support and Maintenance

Esri will provide one year of product support and maintenance to recipients of this donation. In addition to telephone and online support, maintenance includes new software releases, service packs, patches, and hot fixes.

Before this year of free software maintenance and support expires, Esri will send a quotation for continuing software maintenance for the following year. Organizations have the option of purchasing the software maintenance from Esri, terminating the maintenance agreement and using the product without support, or applying to the Esri Conservation Program for a maintenance grant at If the agreement is terminated and later reinstated, the organization will be billed for the lapsed maintenance period and the new annual maintenance period.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged.

Obtaining This Product

Expect three emails. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with preliminary information about obtaining this product. Shortly after, the donor partner will send two emails with information needed to complete the installation or activation.

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Donated product will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
  • Two donations of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic and ArcPad and any number of donations of other Esri products may be requested within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). These requests need not be made at the same time.
  • This donation is available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organizations requesting any Esri product other than ArcGIS for Desktop Basic must already have and use a single-user version of ArcGIS for Desktop Basic or Standard or request ArcGIS for Desktop Basic at the same time.
  • Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Esri for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
  • Esri products may not be transferred, assigned, or resold.