ArcGIS

ArcMap (2D) and ArcScene (3D)

The images to the right were produced using building footprint and elevation data supplied by New York City GIS. I used ArcMap to import the footprint data file and create a graphic join with the elevation data. The join eliminated elevation data points that fell outside of individual building footprints.

In ArcScene, the footprints of thousands of buildings in NYC were extruded to their specified heights, providing an accurate representation of the city-scape.

The last image shows the use of the extruded buildings in a 3D Studio Max model. This provided context for the Cornell-Technion Campus project on Roosevelt Island, allowing the visualization of viewsheds along the East River.