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3D scene

  1. [data structures] In the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension and ArcView 3.x, a document type that is used to display three-dimensional data. It consists of a table of contents and a display area called a viewer. The viewer has a control bar with buttons and tools that can adjust the display of 3D data and identify and select features. A 3D scene may contain multiple viewers showing the same data from different perspectives.