I've got tracking data from a bird's flight path. Each point as an x,y location and altitude. We want to track the distance the bird has flown. The challenge here is we are measuring distance in 3 dimensions, as the altitude is a factor. The bird doesn't only fly in a linear path, but flies up and down, in loops, circles, etc.
First, should we be working in ArcGlobe? Because we are measuring in 3 dimensions?
A few tools we looked at unsuccessfully include:
Measure Tool in 3D - This actually does what we want except there are about 6000 points. So measuring all of them by hand is not an option.
Thank you for any help.