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Is it possible to draw a 3D Choropleth Map in ArcGIS?

What I have in mind is something like these two examples below: Also, if it is not possible to create a 3D choropleth map in ArcGIS, is there some other GIS software package that can draw 3D ...
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Landform design/3D in ArcMap 10.2

Im a self taught ArcMap user working in a small business, so no one to bounce problems off. My aim is this: I would like to be overlay different surfaces, manipulate them, and display them. The ...
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Use arcpy to check whether feature class geometry has ZM

I am looking for a programmatic way using arcpy to determine whether or not a feature class (FC) has Z and/or M geometry. It's easy enough to get the geometry type using the code below, but this just ...
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What are my options for 3D web Maps?

I wish to have a Online 3D Map, which would show my Data, i.e both Raster and Vector, draped on a DEM that I have. Due to the requirements of using my own DEM & Raster data, Google Earth API is ...
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3D subsurface modelling

I am a student and initiating a thesis project for MS specialize degree in geophysics. I am working on tectono - stratigraphy of some area and want to do the 3D subsurface modelling of the same area ...
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QGIS 25D shapefiles

I do know QGIS doesnt so far make use of 25/3D files, but If I do make use of 3D points from a say GPX file and thereafter, using snap, generate a new polygone shapefile. Will the z-coords be kept ...
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Creating 3D Buildings for Google Earth?

I want to learn creating real 3D buildings to use them for google earth. What is the best software for that? And What are the best books/tutorials to start with. Thanks
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computing the volume of a cave

I did a cave survey and now I have a dxf file 3d. It's composed by 8 layers: polygonal points width contour width height contour height stations depth I would like to make a volume and change its ...
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Creating a 3d terrain model using a DEM raster file

i have a DEM Raster file and i would like to create a 3D Terrain Model using ArcScene. Is this possible, if yes, how? Thanks.
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Error with qgis2threejs plug-in

I am currently endeavouring to use qgis2threejs to create a 3D visual using DSM and orthomosaic data captured using my unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Originally the plug-in seemed to work perfectly, ...
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How to set Vertical Coordinate system when creating a 3D shapefile?

I'm working with GDAL v1.11 and am seeing the vertical CS stripped when exporting a 3D shapefile (from oracle spatial). This is the command I'm running: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" B_POINT.shp ...
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TIFF, TFW and 3D Integration [duplicate]

I have a bunch of tiffs and their corresponding tfw. I want to compose all those images into one and use it as background on my 3d app. (3ds) for 3d model integration. There are almost 200 aerial ...
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Features to 3D from 2D in QGIS

Is there a way to convert 2D features to "3D" features in QGIS? I know there is a way to do this in ArcMap by using an attribute value in the attribute table, but I am looking to do this with ...
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How to set up a base station without known coordinates

I am new to surveying, but need to set up a Topcon controller with Pocket 3-D to run 2 receivers and a grader running off the base receiver for my new job. It sounds stupid, because I can't seem to ...
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Using Calculate Field (Data Management) tool to calculate 3D Length in ArcGIS 10.1

I'm relatively new to the world of model builder and scripting, so it's likely there is a very simple solution to the question I've been trying to figure out. I'm trying to create a tool that takes ...
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How can ASTER elevation data be converted to a CAD model

I am trying to convert ASTER elevation data to a 3D CAD model using only opensource software. I have tried using different file formats but I have been unsuccessful. I use QGIS for my GIS work and ...
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What is the difference between `Area_2D`, `Area_3D`, and `Volume` in surface volume calculation? [duplicate]

I want to know the meaning of output text files of surface volume dialog box. For example, the file contains headers and numbers as below: Dataset, Plane_Height, Reference, Z_Factor, Area_2D, ...
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Is it possible to create 3D dxf with OGR?

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a 3D dxf with OGR. I would like to assign our contour lines a z value and export them to dxf for some cad work. PS I know FME can do this, however I would ...
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Creating 3D terrain from point data in PostgreSQL?

I am quite new to arcgis and I would like to create a 3d terrain. Now I have a postgresSQL table containing a list of points with their geometry data and the Z value for each point. What I would ...
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Questions about SRTM , .hgt format and the sea level/coastline

What a nice place here ! The questions/answers system is very elegant. I have read and get some useful informations allowing me to write a little .hgt reader... I am working on C.G.I and create 3d ...
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how to use the overview control of openlayers in other platform like skyline or others?

As the title said,is there a possible way to use the overview control of openlayers in other platform like skyline or citymaker or other 3Dplatform? What i need now is that i want to make an overview ...
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Unsplitting Zpolylines without flattening vertical line segments?

Trying to figure out how to fully keep vertical line segments when using Dissolve/unspit lines... The first image shows the original Zlines in Arcscene The second image is the result of a Dissolve ...
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3D rubber sheeting using ground control points

I have 3d lines that I would like to rubber sheet or rectify in 3D (including z rectification). I used ogr2ogr with -gcp, however all the vertex of a polyline were set to a single elevation, and since ...
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Convert DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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How do I map points on a 2D map to a 3D illustration of the same area? [duplicate]

I'm looking for advice on how to build an algorithm that maps any point on a map to a point on another map, interpolating where needed. Let me better clarify with an example of what I concretely ...
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Calculating surface and lines in 3D projection in R

For my internship research I am trying to compare the surfacearea and length of geometric shapes and lines in one coordinate system to another. I have a SpatialPolygonDataFrame in the European equal ...
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3D Bulk Modelling tools in GIS

I work in an Architectural practice concentrating on large scale urban planning and Urban Design Schemes. Our current software is not really geared for this sort of work. We need to be able to ...
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Cesium 3D Map help

I am new to cesium and I want to display 3d shapefile using cesium.Conversion of shapefile in czml and display into cesium in main hurdle.
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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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SDO_Inside equivalent in PostGIS for 3D objects

I am looking for a solution for querying a point whether it is located inside a 3D object or not. If the point is located on the surface of 3D, I could use ST_3DIntersects or ST_3DIntersection. But, ...
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3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS

How can I make 3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS? I am quite new with GRASS. I have only managed to get a 3D view of the terrain so far.
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How to increase the resolution of a 3D image in QGIS GRASS NVIZ

I'm trying to display 3D data in NVIZ within QGIS, but the result appears very low resolution in comparison to the same data in ArcScene. Any ideas as to how to improve the quality would be greatly ...
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How to extract DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from 3D model

How can I extract a Digital Elevation Model from a 3D model of a building, made with SketchUp, using Blender,qgis or any other software?
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How could I insert a 3-D LineString into postgis table?

Using: CREATE TABLE trajectories( gid SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, vehID VARCHAR(10), state INTEGER, geom geometry(MULTILINESTRING) ) I get an error, for instance, after inserting: INSERT INTO ...
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Unable to load 'nviz' through GRASS

I am using QGIS 2.0.1-Dufouron on Windows 7. When I try to load nviz via GRASS, I get the message "Module nviz not found". Weirdly enough, I can load it via the toolbox and be able to 'run' it (it ...
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What are some 3D visualisation tools that successfully work with GIS data?

There are a large number of 3d modelling tools available (both open and closed source). I would like to be able to: Import GIS data into a 3d environment and retain georeferenceing. Retain the ...
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PostGIS Column has Z dimension but geometry does not

I am able to create a geomtry column for 3d multiline using this: CREATE TABLE trajectories ( gid serial NOT NULL, vehid character varying(10), state integer, geom ...
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Local Coordinate System

I am currently evaluating the use of PostGIS (version 2.0) for: a project that will store 3D coordinates (x, y, z) data the data will have it's own local coordinate system which does not correspond ...
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Visualization of 3D GIS daten with 3D glasses

A colleague of mine wants to inspect 3D aerial photos in 3D with 3d glasses. He thinks he just needs the right 3d Graphics card and monitor with more Ghz - something along the lines of nvidia 3d ...
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Open Source Stereo Compilation Software

I work in a Geography Department at a small university and we are looking at putting in a 3D Stereo Compilation systems. We have been looking at Stereo Analyst, PurView and Dat/em, but I was ...
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Software to detect intersections (within a tolerance) between 3d polylines

Is there any way to detect intersections (within a tolerance) for a 3d set of polylines? ArcGIS Topology Check seems to project everything into 2d (x-y plane) before checking, so shows a lot of false ...
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which Coordinate system should I use for 3D analysis?

I am creating 3D surface below the earth's surface using ArcGIS and then I need to find distances to the plane from the surface. Which coordinate system shall I use? 3D interfaces like IProximity3D ...
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Which software to use to create professional fly-over/ fly-through animations?

I will need to create a high quality fly-over animation which penetrates the surfaces and reveals subsurface geology. The intended use is for demonstrations, presentations and a company website so it ...
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Use Microstation wireframe model for OpenStreepMap

I've got an entire city in Microstation DGN format. I'm able to convert it into Google Earth (KML), DXF, SVG and other formats, and then in .osm with ogr2osm. However, the 3D model is build entirely ...
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How can I digitize features on an Y,Z plane in ArcGIS?

How can I geo-reference and digitize features on a Y,Z plane of a vertical cross-section in ArcGIS? The surface coordinate system is NAD 83 UTM 15. This is a simplified version of the question found ...
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3D Raster's and Geosoft Montaj/Target, Leapfrog, GoCAD [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what the best format to serve 3D images inside our company. Specifically georeferenced Tiff's that have been placed in 3d space with Geosoft Montaj. We use ArcMAP ...
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Is extrusion of a line (which is curved) into a plane at a certain angle possible in ArcGIS?

I have a polyline shape file which is a fault trace on earth's surface. I want to extrude this into a 3-D plane at a certain angle (which is dip angle of the fault). However, the extruded plane ...
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How to create surface by 3d building with different vertices [duplicate]

How to create surface by 3d building with different vertices(slope roof)? For example, in ArcGIS software. In other words how to interpolate this roof.
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How can I filter a MultiPoint Z / xyz points against a 2d polygon [duplicate]

I would like to filter point data from LIDAR scans (3d) by parcel plot lines (2d). I began with loading the lidar data into microsoft sql and performing a STIntersects between the MultiPoint and the ...
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3D perspective on maps in Leaflet, CartoDB?

Are there any JS library out there that would render normal, flat maps (like Leaflet) into a perspective map like this one, on the web: Also, anyone seen anything that could turn CartoDB data into ...