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Render three-dimensional data and maps with ease. Written as a self-study workbook, Introduction to 3D Datademystifies the sometimes confusing controls and proceduresrequired for 3D modeling using software packages such as ArcGIS 3DAnalyst and Google Earth. Going beyond the manual that comes with the software, thisprofusely illustrated guide explains how to use ESRI’s ArcGIS3D Analyst to model and analyze three-dimensional geographicalsurfaces, create 3D data, and produce displays ranging fromtopographically realistic maps to 3D scenes and sphericalearth-like views. The engagingly user-friendlyinstruction: • Walks you through basic concepts of 3D data, progressingto more advanced techniques such as calculating surface area andvolume • Introduces you to two major software packages: ArcGIS 3DAnalyst (including ArcScene and ArcGlobe) and Google Earth • Reinforces your understanding through in-depthdiscussions with over thirty hands-on exercises and tutorialdatasets on the support website at www.wiley/college/kennedy • Helps you apply the theory with real-worldapplications Whether you’re a student or professional in geology,landscape architecture, transportation system planning, hydrology,or a related field, Introduction to 3D Data willquickly turn you into a power user of 3D GIS.