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How to digitize and process 3d geospatial data using FOSS applications.

How to work with 3d geospatial data using FOSS applications. I am about to start a project involving 3d geospatial data and wanted to inquire some advice. I have a collection of photos of soil pits. ...
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QGIS - selecting 3D Polygons

I have downloaded a 3D polygon shapefile of buildings. I would like to be able to select some of the objects to create a new shapefile for doing 3D rendering but I cannot seem to be able to select any ...
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Utility Profiles — ArcGIS

I am currently working to convert our cities storm and sanitary sewers from 2D to 3D. Currently, we create profile views in CAD which means a lot of manual work anytime anything changes. We have a ...
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How to extrude a polygon in a slope in CityEngine

I am going to extrude polygons in slope using CityEngine and would like to have horizontal roofs. As you know, when you extrude a polygon in slope, a sloped roof is generated. But in reality buildings ...
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3d city database set up problem

I am trying to set up 3d city database and I have some problems. I hope you can help me. I receive an error as you can see attaching file. What is wrong? The error message is: '"\psql"' is not ...
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How to export a 3D map into a image file?

With qgis, it seems to be possible to visualize 3D with two tools : nviz and Qgis2threejs. But i would like export the result into an image file. Is it possible to do that with qgis?
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How to do diagram block with open source software?

I would like to do a block diagram (topographic and geological representation). Is it possible to do this with QGIS (or other open source software), in Windows 7?
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Create a 3D map with extruded polygons for use in ArcGIS Javascript API

I am working on a project which contains several choropleth maps (State and County level mostly). In very simple terms, I would like to create 3D extrusions of the polygons based on an attribute. So ...
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Measuring correct line length from a 2D polyline using 3D raster QGIS

I am trying to measure the correct line length of a 2D polyline when draped over a 3D surface. In theory I would expect the line length to change when moved from the 2D to 3D. The polyline is spaced ...
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Draping surface on custom data rather than built in elevation data for 3d web scene in CityEngine webviewer app?

When I publish a web scene from ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS Online for use in a cityengine 3d web scene, all of my surfaces that I have custom elevations assigned to come out flat. As far as I can tell the ...
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Working with 2D building footprints and ArcGIS Pro / CityEngine

I've been trying for a few days now to create 3D buildings from my 2D building footprints. All the tutorials I've been through let me down right where it counts so I've decided to ask the pro's here. ...
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ArcGIS Pro 3D rasters?

I am trying to use ArcGIS Pro to create a 3D scene using an elevation surface (.tif) generated from drone imagery. The tif is projected and contains the elevation information, but I cannot get ArcGIS ...
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Where is the nviz tool in qgis 2.14 with GRASS 7.0.3?

I hope Im not blind but I looked in the grass tools (modules) and qgis plugins but couldnt find it. When i try to run nviz from GRASS the whole programme chrashes just before concluding. Its a ...
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How to symbolize 3D polylines segements?

Using ArcGIS, I created 3D polylines by extending the sample code here: ESRI Sample Code import arcpy # A list of features and coordinate pairs feature_info = [[[1, 2, 5], [2, 4,10], [3, 7,25]], ...
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Display 3D collada files and shapefiles [duplicate]

How do I display 3D Collada (or Multipatch) building model along with some 3D buffer shapefiles using python? I was using arcpy for buffering, but arcpy does not have the feature to add shapefiles ...
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PostGIS: intersection of a MultipolygonZ and a floating point raster

I am trying to isolate the pixels in a floating point raster (loaded in PostGIS) that intersect my MultipolygonZ table (also loaded in PostGIS) and whose values are less than or equal to the z values ...
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How to save points without losing z dimension

I try to save Points with OGR. It works well but I lose the z dimension while saving/loading. from osgeo import ogr from osgeo import osr shapePath="...xxx.shp" X='1.0' Y='2.0' Z='3.0' driver = ...
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Conversion from Point 2D to Point 3D with measures

I have a number of PostgreSQL empty tables I am trying to setup for my data. I added the Point Geometry to one but later discovered it is X,Y aware and not X,Y,Z aware. How can I change this? I could ...
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GMS or Rockworks for visualizing and modelling subsurface data

For my MSc thesis, I am working on developing geotechnical hazard maps in the middle East. The summary of the research problem is as follows: There is gypsum in the subsurface of some towns, which is ...
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Converting Shapefiles to KML and extruding on height

I am working on a free/open source workflow to ingest OSM data and convert it to a KML so I can view it in 3D with Google Earth. I used ogr2ogr to convert to a shapefile and have extracted the height ...
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2D polygons with height attribute to 3D features for ArcGIS Online

I have a 2D shapefile made of many polygons representing buildings. Each polygon has a height attribute. The goal is to get these into ArcGIS Online's "Scene" feature, showing extruded buildings, ...
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ESRI Drone2Map - how to use “texture” image.

ESRI's Drone2Map beta produces various outputs; LAS, dem, hillshade, orthomosiac, etc. One of these is "Texture.jpg" file. This image is not projected but it looks like as if I should be able to ...
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QGIS2threejs scale bar and north arrow

I am wondering is it possible to have scale bar and north arrow in 3D view when viewing in browser and also when saving image.
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Qgis2threejs plugin results images with bleeding edges and wider background canvas

I have started using 3D Qgis2threejs plugin in an attempt to make some beautiful 3D images of LiDAR analysis I am currently working. I have two questions regarding that: I am getting that bleeding ...
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Tutorial for Kinect 3D scanning over a wide area & export to LAS? [closed]

I am interested in using a Kinect to 3D scan a large (~1 acre/0.4 hectare) area, but I am uncertain as to how I could best execute a surface scan of topography. Tutorials that I have seen online show ...
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Splitting 3D Spheres with 3D Walls (lines converted to 3D) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. I would like to split spheres (created from 3D buffers) in half using 3D fences/walls (lines converted to 3D). Both datasets are multipatches. The purpose of ...
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Profile graph from 3D line features in ArcGIS Online

I need to create a web application in argis online to show a profile for a selected 3D line feature. All elevation profile web apps and template I found returns DEM Z values for a selected feature. Is ...
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How to find the height information from LiDAR point cloud data [duplicate]

I need to find the biophysical parameters(biomass) from the LiDAR point cloud data. For that I need the height of the trees from the data. Currently I am having the general height with respect to sea ...
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Create profile graph over multiple rasters (ArcGIS 3D Analyst)

When having a raster which represents an array of values, for instance, elevation, I can generate a profile graph over a line I draw using the 3D Analyst toolbar. A sample graph: When generating a ...
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Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene

I am looking for simple suggestions of software packages that go beyond what ESRI ArcScene can offer. I want to create 3D terrain visualisations, particularly of orthophotos draped over high quality ...
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Mapping out 3D points with QGIS2threejs

I have some points I would like to map out in 3D. The points were gotten from a GPS module athat was attached to a Raspberry Pi. This is the settings I used before starting qgis2threejs: This was ...
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Calculate Z Median from 3d line?

How does one calculate the median value of Z from a 3D line? The Add Surface Information tool in 3D Analyst only does Min,Max and Mean (average), and requires a surface model. (In this case I have ...
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Can Google Earth be used to display underground 3D structures?

Trying to make it easy for a non GIS savy person to view the 3D data I produced in ArcScene. I cant seem to get Google Earth to view underground/below the standard imagery.
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Python error using Vterrain in qgis

Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/Haimwant/.qgis2/python/plugins\VTerrain\VTerrain.py", line 409, in run os.spawnl(os.P_NOWAIT, directory + "Enviro", ...
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Help with Extruding and Heights in 3D Analyst using ArcScene

I have never worked with 3D Analyst before. I am trying to work with well data. The data has a well depth and a casing depth...for example 97 feet well depth and 67 feet casing depth. End result is ...
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Visualize PostGIS 3D line geometry [closed]

I have PostGIS table with 2 geometries ( "GEOMETRY(MULTILINESTRINGZ)" and "GEOMETRY(LINESTRINGZ)" ). There are lines made just from 2 points - XY are WGS and both of them have random elevation Z (I ...
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How to add 3d Breaklines to a raster in Arcgis desktop?

I have prepared some breaklines from surveyed points. I want to modify a raster which has already been prepared for the area of interest based on these new breaklines.How can I do this in Arcgis ...
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Loading Scene from ID into ArcGIS JavaScript API 4 Beta: “SyntaxError: Unexpected token ILLEGAL”

I have created a city engine web scene,and I am trying to display the 3d-visualisation view on sceneview by using the portal Item Id of my webscene. But I am getting "SyntaxError: Unexpected token ...
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Cesium JS Line Length

Is there a method to return the length of a Cesium JS polyline, in real-world units? For example, if I create a polyline: var orangeOutlined = viewer.entities.add({ name : 'Orange line with ...
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Creating 3D polyline in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a csv file containing a breakline points' coordinates and their elevation. How can I create a 3d polyline from these points? The CSV file looks like this: X Y z ...
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what is result from cut fill operation?

A calculate volume of lake from rasters with cut fill tools. I got a result and i dont know what is right result. In the table are two collums COUNT and VOLUME maybe i have to count multiply volume ...
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Georeference raster in non horizontal plane

We have raster data which is generated from (vertical) walls. We would like to keep this data in a postgis database and have the spatial reference encoded "the most accurate way". Currently, they are ...
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3D map with OSM2World

I want to create a 3d map and have found the osm2world converter. But i do not understand whether I can use it to convert the whole world map from 2d to 3d, for example on 17th and 18th zoom levels, ...
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Meaning of zero in fromxy/toxy of ArcGIS Near 3D tool?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I am running the near tool for points with different attributes. Many are in the same location, so I would expect the Near_DIST3 to be zero and the location of the ...
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Details about Google Maps 3D / Google Earth 3D Switzerland

Are there any information/publication about Google Maps 3D / Google Earth 3D Switzerland? Like which databases resolution and source of DEM (laser-scan or photogrammetry) resolution and source ...
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Why is my DEM in ArcScene flat, not 3D?

I am working with Digital Elevation Models in format TIFF 2km * 2km. As far as I know DEMs should have a 3d function but in my case the DEMs are flat. They only look 3d because of the hill shading. ...
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Converting DTM data to STL?

I'm new here and was wondering if anyone could help? I'm looking to make some 3D maps using DTM data but need to convert it into .STL format for my MasterCAM to read so that I can generate the CAD ...
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Conversion from .shp to .dxf in one unified layer

I am trying to make a 3D .dxf out of a 2D shapefile for several hundred buildings. Doing this in one fell swoop is proving to be a roadblock. In ArcScene, I extruded building heights for maybe two ...
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Setting final orientation of polygons in CityGML model

I am converting shapefile model of buildings in LoD2 to CityGML. In CityGML really matter about poylgon orientation(Countercloskwise can be seen from outside, Clockwise from inside). I have problem ...
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How to add 3D features in Online ArcGIS (Story Map)

How to add 3D features in Online ArcGIS (Story Map) - I created the 3D layers / features using ArcMap Desktop and ArcScene I'm a student and a newbie looking for detailed information.