3D Analyst extension
The 3D content you create using the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension can be published to ArcGIS for Server and exposed on the web in ArcGlobe, ArcGIS Explorer, ArcReader, and ArcGIS Engine applications.
The ArcGIS Help describes how to use the broad range of 3D modeling, visualization, and analysis capabilities contained in the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension. See the following topics for more information:
Working with 3D datasets on the web
The globe service is the way that you make 3D content available on the web. You'll author 3D layers in ArcGlobe, such as a virtual city of building features, then publish the ArcGlobe document (.3dd) as a globe service to an ArcGIS Server site. Internet or intranet users can then use the globe service in supported client applications, such as ArcGlobe and ArcGIS Explorer, to do the following:
- Analyze terrain data to determine what can be seen from one or more observation points.
- Model subsurface features like wells, mines, groundwater, and underground storage facilities.
- Model atmospheric events and material dispersion.
- Visualize optimum facility placement or resource location.
- Utilize many other surface modeling techniques, such as calculating slope, aspect, and hillshade.
To learn more about making your 3D content available on the web, see the following topics: