Questions related to GIS objects that have three dimensions.

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Donut polygons getting filled when exporting to 3d Web Scene

I have built a model using ArcScene by draping 2D polygon data over an elevation raster and am having issues when using the Export to 3D Web Scene tool. The tool builds the model successfully, but ...
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Exporting from NVIZ

I need to export a 3d model made from a DEM with a satellite photo draped over it. I'm using qGIS 2.8.2 and NVIZ, and am having a few problems. 1) How do I get a full colour image draped over a DEM ...
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3D without elevation

I'm using ArcGis 10.1 So here is the problem.. I generated an DTM image as a 3D model and I added up ditigized road network data to it which doesn't have any height information to it. My question ...
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Creating a 3D model of airspace that I can interrogate to see if some other feature (like a tree) will intrude into the airspace

The goal is to create a 3D model of imaginary planes in space that I can interrogate to see where other objects in the vicinity of the model cut through any part of that plane. For example, an ...
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Elevation data from 3D shapefile of buildings to raster DEM

I have acquired LoD2 building models in the 3DShape format (Polygon ZM). This LoD2 data needs to be prepared for a R-script of solar irradiation calculations on roof surfaces, but which can only ...
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ArcGIS - multipatch and surface

I want to get 3D building. I have DEM surface and 3D feature of building roof. I created multipatch class by extruded building roof with '-' value. Is it possible to create building from this ...
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3D equivalent to ArcGIS API?

I am currently working on a 3D mapping project. And I have created some KML files from ArcGIS Online, and I have edited them in Google Earth to adjust the 3D attributes. I am also designing a webpage ...
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Creating Dynamic 3D Buffers in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently using ArcGIS Pro to model WiFi router signal distribution and I would like to use buffers to display them in a 3D format. I have used the Buffers 3D tool to create spherical buffers, ...
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3D queryable GIS

I've used GIS for many years, and now I'm moving into 3D GIS, but I have some questions. Say I have a 3D model of a viliage, I can get this into Blender, but I want to be able to run GIS type ...
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How to create 3D boxes within a KML file without ground contact?

I'm actually trying to visualize the output of an atmospheric model within Google Earth using a KML file. The model is divided into several 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 km boxes and each box should get a color ...
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3D geological model from cross sections, preferably using Open Source software

I work with engineering geology, and my workflow includes making many cross sections of a given site, with data from maps, fieldwork (outcrops) and boreholes. What I'm looking for is a way of taking ...
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pgRouting with multiple floors [duplicate]

Hoping I might get some help with indoor multi-floor routing using pgRouting. At the moment, I have a dummy network system created to analyze shortest routes between locations with the results served ...
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ArcMap 3D profile graph gives a level line

ArcMap's Profile Graph in 3D analyst works great for drawing a line on the map and seeing the profile. I am doing this part easily; single segments, multiple segments it works fine. However, it is ...
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Issue with Cesium Terrain Provider

Even after adding blank terrain files at the specific directories : 0/1/ and 0/0/, I still get the error message and a blank globe. This is not an issue with CORS. I am using http-server (node) to ...
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Unable to serve Cesium Terrain files

I am trying to generate 3d Terrain. I am serving the terrain files at localhost:8081 Here is the Cesium Code var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer', { baseLayerPicker : false, ...
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How to load VRML data into CityEngine

I can't see whether Esri CityEngine supports VRML files directly, or how to load them if they're not supported (the online materials are more marketing-focussed than technical). Is there a ...
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Is it possible to export 3D model data from SimUrban?

Today I came across a 3D modelling package I haven't seen before - SimUrban. The client wants to migrate their SimUrban project to a more modern system, and the provider who built it is no longer ...
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Visualizing Space-Time-Cube netCDF file in ArcMap 10.3

I just created a netCDF file containing a Space-Time-Cube with 353 time steps using the new "Space-Time" Toolbox in ArcMap 10.3 However it seems, that only ArcGIS Pro can visualize this netCDF file ...
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Does ol3-cesium accept DEM files?

I'm using OpenLayers 3.6.0. I want to use ol3-cesium. Ol3-cesium use cesium for glob visualization. I have a question: In ol3-cesium, Can I see Ups and downs of land? In other words Does it accept ...
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Visualizing Tunnel mapping with ArcGIS

I have a cluod point of a tunnel from indoor laser scanner. Are ther any features to create nice 3d simulation / visualisation / animation of it that will includ grid at surface like in the attached ...
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Cross-platform 3D mapping solutions

I am a new software developer who created an application at my work that continually displays content on the Google Earth desktop application using KML. My work now would like a mobile solution to my ...
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PostGIS 3D bounding box query that envolves all 3 axes (xyz)

I have some experience with PostgreSQL, but not with PostGIS, and for the life of me I can't make my bounding box take the Z axis into account. I have a points table with XYZ columns. I add another ...
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Postgis query on 3D cube does not use index

I am testing Postgis on the follow query: SELECT * FROM particles WHERE position &&& 'LINESTRING(0.08537 0.0738 0.0145,0.0953 0.0837 0.0345)'; that returns about 100k rows from a ...
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3d vector and geometry operations in open-source GIS

There is some really good open-source software available to work with 2D vectors. For example QGIS has operations like buffer / clip / dissolve / select by location / join attributes by location... ...
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GIS Wireframe into SketchUp

There used to be a plugin that allowed GIS data (.shp file) to be exported and then opened in SketchUp. This plugin no longer exists. I have wireframe data of buildings that is 3D in ArcGIS that I ...
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Extruding a 3D stack of polygons on top of a map, e.g. with KML

I have data for the composition of rock layers in several polygons on earth. I would like to plot a stacked chart of the rock layers, colored based on layer metadata. Here's a mockup, where rock ...
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Rasterizing a simple sloped line

I am aware how to rasterize a 2D line, but if I have two coordinate triplicates (x1,y1,z1) and (x2,y2,z2), how can I efficiently rasterize the resulting connecting line such that the raster cell ...
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Is it possible to show 3d models using QGIS?

I can show vector layers from PostGIS using QGsMapCanvas and QGsVectorLayer in my standalone application. But now I need to show 3d models, for example 3dmax or sketchup, of some buildings over vector ...
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Can I identify if a point is inside a volume in PostGIS?

We are currently investigating PostGIS as an option to look up three-dimensional blocks which contain a point (and later also lines). At this point in time I cannot see any functionality that operates ...
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Can scene have mode switched between Global and Local in ArcGIS Pro?

From its online help: ArcGIS Pro includes two viewing modes for scenes: Global mode—This is used for large extent, real-world content where the curvature of the earth is an important ...
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How to set feature vertex Z from an intersecting feature's Z?

In ArcGIS how can I set the Z values of the portion of a line that intersects another line to the Z values from the other line? A batch process is preferred. I tried FeatureToLine, but the null ...
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Explanation for ArcGIS Cut/Fill tool error

I am curious if anyone has experienced a similar error (and found a solution) when trying to run the Spatial Analyst/3D Analyst CutFill tool? The problem is as follows: When executing the tool on ...
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Raising height of a certain part of choropleth

I have a working choropleth map which shows number of patients in a certain coloured area. I want to raise the height of the specific area according to the patient count. The variable height is equal ...
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Creating 3D terrain/model from contour lines, preferably using Open Source GIS?

I am looking to create 3D terrain from a contour map that I have (originally inside a PDF). The contour lines are able to be viewed as paths in Adobe Illustrator. There are two types of lines: 7m and ...
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3D building data for London

Any tips on where I can find 3D building data for UK/London, preferably LOD2 (Including roof structures)? I am aware of the Virtual London dataset but I would like a more recent one.
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How to find the concave hull for a cloud of points in 3D space?

The existing algorithm for convex hull is not able to capture the feature for a set of 3D points. Moreover, I found few mathematic tools have this function to obtain the concave hull and their ...
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Trajectory / ballistics

I'm trying to calculate if a canon will be able to shoot over a height in the terrain. lets saytThe canon have to be 15'000-18'000m from the target, and the impact degrees have to be over 30 ...
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Drawing a portion of a hemisphere airspace

I am trying to use WorldWind's SphereAirspace to construct a particular 3D airspace. The 3D shape I am trying to construct is a hemisphere cut parallel to the ground at two places, suppose at height ...
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What are the top 5 file types for 3D model?

I don't know much about GIS but I'm investigating a project that requires a 3D model of a hilly large town (town centre, suburbs, golfcourse, etc.). I'm not certain which file-type of these ...
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plot 3D graph based on raster pixel values

I am new to raster data. I have a raster tif file with population density value in each grid cell. I am interested in plotting a 3D graph based on raster values in ArcGIS or R. The similar graph is ...
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How to create 3D globe images highlighting a specific country or 2D country map with capital?

I am building an Anki flashcard set that should contain country flags, names and (ideally) a 3D globe with the country outlined, as can be seen on Wikipedia. I've already completed the part that ...
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develop rooftop solar radiation potential from 3d buildings model (3dm)

Need to create solar cadastre without having LIDAR data. Have 3d buildings model in .3dm (150 000+ roof surfaces, 500 000+ facade surfaces unmapped, dtm 15x15m) with a lot of multipatch geometry ...
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How to add 3D buildings in tourism map with ArcGIS?

I'm working with ArcMap making a tourism map in which I would add 3D monuments like this map for example. I have my monuments in KMZ format, that I can already add in the map, but currently view from ...
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How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM

How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM. for instance
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Finding the Center Line from a set of 3D Points

I have a set of 3D points. They follow a curved pattern with a rather constant diameter as shown below. What would be the algorithm to trace the approximate center line of these points?
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Assigning RGB values from Geotiff image to LiDAR data, using R

I have given a Geotiff image and its corresponding Lidar data (x,y,z) in UTM coordinates. I need to merge the Lidar data with the RGB values from the image. That means, at the end, I need to plot ...
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Displaying latest satellite images and adding shapefiles on globes other than Google Earth?

Are there alternatives to Google Earth that will display the latest satellite images and can add pinpoints and are relatively intuitive? It would be nice if I could possibly add shapefiles on top of ...
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Covert XYZ data to 2D raster

I have a data from terrestrial scanning (3D) projected to 2D plane but still in XYZ format available here: http://ulozto.cz/xYkfywxY/xyz-to-2drst-txt. Finally, my data are all on same plane, but ...
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3D topographic progress compensation by the least squares method

I'm looking for an explanation of the least squares method used in the case of a correction of 3D point network. We have reference points with known coordinates XYZ. We calculate intermediate points ...
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Why different transformation behaviour ArcGIS Pro 2D/3D layers?

I am working with ArcGIS Pro and have noticed a strange difference between the co-ordinate transformation of 2D and 3D layers. Here are my transformation settings: I have the same layer ...