Available with 3D Analyst license.
The Visibility toolset features tools for performing various forms of visibility analysis, ranging from constructing shadow models and sight lines to generation of viewsheds and skylines.
Certain Visibility tools are also available with a ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension license. These tools are: Observer Points, Viewshed, Geodesic Viewshed, and Visibility.
Creates line features that represent sight lines from one or more observer points to features in a target feature class.
Determines the raster surface locations visible to a set of observer features using geodesic methods.
Determines the visibility of sight lines using potential obstructions defined by any combination of 3D features and surfaces.
Determines the visibility of sight lines over obstructions consisting of a surface and an optional multipatch dataset.
Identifies which observer points are visible from each raster surface location.
Generates a line or multipatch feature class containing the results from a skyline or silhouette analysis.
Generates a multipatch feature class representing a skyline barrier or shadow volume.
Calculates the sky visibility ratio and generates an optional table and a polar graph.
Calculates the number of times a fixed position on a surface has its direct sight line to the sun obstructed by multipatch features.
Creates closed volumes that model shadows cast by each feature using sunlight for a given date and time.
Determines the raster surface locations visible to a set of observer features.
Determines the raster surface locations visible to a set of observer features, or identifies which observer points are visible from each raster surface location.