One of the most popular extensions is the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst that provides a range of spatial modeling and analysis tools. You can create, query, map and analyze cell-based raster data, perform integrated raster/vector analysis and more. This allows you to find suitable locations, calculate cost of travel, predict fire risk, analysis transportation, perform risk assessment, determine pollution levels or visualize crime patterns.
Another useful extension is the 3D Analyst which provides advanced visualization, analysis, and surface generation tools. Police and security personnel gain more complete situational awareness, while military personnel can perform realistic mission and flight path analyses of potential threats. Civil engineers might find it useful to perform line-of-sight and shadow analyses for buildings, cell towers, and utility infrastructure. 3D Analyst has benefits for facility managers, city developers and geoscientists as well.
“The Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst are our two top selling extensions. ArcGIS is a great software base and adding extensions enables more specific and detailed analysis,” says Debby Parker of CMC Government Supply.
Many departments and agencies already have all the ArcGIS software they need, but are missing the proper training tools needed to teach employees how to use it. CMC Government Supply offers the ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volumes One through Three which can break down how to use and when to use ArcGIS software. Educational tools like these give the user more confidence and skills thus allowing the software to become a more important resource to your agency.
For more information on ArcGIS 3D Analyst, visit http://www.cmcgov.com/