Overview

Shadow Impact Analysis is a configuration of ArcGIS Pro that can used by local government staff to evaluate the shadow impact of proposed or existing buildings on the surrounding community.

For example, planners and architects can use Shadow Impact Analysis to determine the additional shadow impact of a proposed development on a neighboring public park or school playground for any day in the year.

Requirements

Shadow Impact Analysis requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Administering ArcGIS Online groups and organizing content
  • Running tasks in ArcGIS Pro
  • Performing analysis in ArcGIS Pro
Software
Scene authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.4 - 2.0 (Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
    • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
    • Portal for ArcGIS
    • ArcGIS Data Store
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)

What you get

When you download Shadow Impact Analysis, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
MapsandGeodatabase EvaluateShadows.aprx An ArcGIS Pro project used to evaluate shadow impact of proposed or existing buildings on the surrounding Local Government Scene.
EvaluateShadows.tbx A toolbox with tools used to calculate shadow impact.
LayerFiles A folder containing layer files to symbolize your shadow results.
EvaluateShadows.gdb A geodatabase with content used to calculate the shadow impact.
ProposedDevelopment.gdb A geodatabase with proposed development content.
RulePackages A folder containing rule packages to sample the features.
Output A folder containing results of the shadow comparison.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Shadow Impact Analysis.

Date Description
June 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 2.0.
  • New task to do a quick Shadow Check with export to popular movies formats.
March 2017
  • Ability to select a 2D feature as observer
  • Compare individual time steps as well as shadow hours
January 2017
  • First release of Shadow Impact Analysis

Get started with Shadow Impact Analysis

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