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2.5D Buildings

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04-09-2012 01:28 AM
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jeffpalus
New Contributor III

Add the ability to create 2.5D Building from 2D data with buildings height.
Many websites havethis functionality.
I want to create cache with 2.5D Buildings.
 

maps.lt:
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Google maps:


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Bing Maps:

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3 Comments
VytautasGipiskis
Actually maps.lt is ArcGIS server.  And 2.5D Buildings are made using Data interoperability model.
There is a link how it was done:

http://fmepedia.safe.com/articles/Samples_and_Demos/Generating-3D-building-models-from-2D-data
 
Arpa_PiemonteGeoportal_Team

Hi , the tutorial describe only how to create a 3d shape from 2d data ad related height table, NOT how to create a 2.5 Building Symbology in arcgis pro or server.

It seems me that there is any function to do this at thi stime (2016)......

wayfaringrob

One solution that I use (and could be better) is the Move effect on a polygon layer. Duplicate the fill and give it a y offset of about -3. If you have building heights, even better. Turn on symbol property connections and write an expression for the y offset field. For my data, which is in feet, this worked for my purposes:

IIF(IsEmpty($feature.Build_Hgt), "-3", -$feature.Build_Hgt/12)

which gives buildings without a height value at least some height that may or may not be close to accurate (heights for non-null buildings shown in feet).

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Works pretty good for adding just a soupçon of depth to your map, but I admit it looks pretty crappy on tall buildings:

rburke_0-1684267795205.png

I know the implementation of the idea would be much nicer but this is a good workaround if you're in a map & not looking to convert to /mess with a scene.

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