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Overlapping viewshadows from custom topo?

Question asked by grusvag on Dec 9, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2016 by MidnightYell2003

Hello, I'm a new user and am wondering if ArcGIS can do the following:

 

I need to create a highly detailed topo of a small residential property and create viewshadows from 6 different viewpoints with the goal being to see which areas on the property can not be seen from the 6 viewpoints. The property is in a highly regulated coastal area where new structures need to be hidden from view. The viewpoints should all be about the height of a normal person - let's say 5' for example.

 

I have a bitmapped topo that was created for us for this project. It was supplied as a PDF but I can convert it to a jpg, tiff, psd or similar in Photoshop. It's a 212.3mb size file.

 

So I have two questions:

 

1.   Can ArcGIS create this kind of overlapping viewshadow, combining viewshadows from 6 different viewpoints?

 

2. Can ArcGIS import our custom made topo from a PDF, jpg, tiff, psd or similar?

 

Thank you,

John

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