The following collection of videos includes lessons about each of the exploratory analysis tools. Click a video to learn more about interactive line of sight, view dome, viewshed, and slice.
Create and update an interactive line of sight
Learn how to place a new line of sight observer and one or more target locations. You can reposition the object to update the visualization analysis results dynamically.
Create and update an interactive view dome
Learn how to place a new view dome observer location and make updates to the volumetric shape using the interactive handles. Any areas not visible from the observer location are colored magenta, and the analysis results can be viewed by navigating around the object.
Create and update an interactive viewshed
Learn how to create an interactive viewshed, update its properties, and understand the visibility analysis results.
Create and update an interactive slice plane
Learn how to create an interactive slice plane to quickly suppress part of a scene's display to reveal content hidden underneath. The slice plane's properties can be updated, and different slice objects can be created to suit different purposes. You can change the culling direction and configure which layers are affected by the slice plane.
Create an interactive cut and fill planar surface
Learn how to create an interactive cut and fill planar surface to estimate the volume of soil involved with flattening a plot of land to minimize the net volume. The interactive feedback and measurements are presented in an overlay on the side of the scene. Different cut and fill objects can be created to suit different purposes.
Create and update an interactive elevation profile graph
Learn how to create an elevation profile graph based on the elevation source for a section of the Grand Canyon. Once created, the points on an elevation profile line can be updated and the graph can be expanded to exaggerate the details.
Create interactive object detection results
Learn how to use the Object Detection tool to generate point features where windows are detected. Download Esri's provided deep learning model, choose which type of objects you want to detect and how to symbolize the results, and add a description before running the detection. Run the tool multiple times to generate additional results.