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.


To deploy Shadow Impact Analysis with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Solution deployment and scene authoring
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 - 2.6 (Advanced), and
  • ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension, and
  • ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.8.1 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store

What you get

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

Item Description
ShadowImpactAnalysis.ppkx An ArcGIS Pro project package used to evaluate shadow impact of proposed or existing buildings on the surrounding Local Government 3D Basemaps.

What's new

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

Date Description
June 2019
  • Resolved an issue when Visibility Assessment is installed as well.
April 2018
  • Shadow Impact Analysis can now be deployed in your ArcGIS organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.
  • Fixed a bug in the Shadow Analysis and Compare Shadows tools when a layer file could not be found.
January 2018
September 2017
  • Resolved an issue in the EvaluateShadows.tbx that occurred when meters were used as a unit to derive sun locations.
June 2017
  • 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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