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Is there a way to get Z value from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS?

Is there a way to get Z value/height/altitude from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS? All I found is way through SpatiaLite or PostGIS as explained here: ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS? [closed]

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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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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Where can I obtain 3D roadside features for UK?

I am doing some work on sight distances and I need a map or whatever of the UK that contains roadside features (road signs, trees etc) as well as the road features (road centreline, etc) so I can ...
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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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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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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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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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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...
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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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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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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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Modelling stream in 3D based on known depths across it using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have an excel spreadsheet that contains the elevations across the profile of a stream. I was wondering how to model this in 3-d. Basically there are 6 monitoring stations that are within a stream. ...
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ArcGIS Surface Length Tool equivalent in FME?

I am trying to calculate the 3D length of a line. I currently have a rather complex and cumbersome model built in ArcGIS ModelBuilder that uses a tool called "Surface Length". I was wondering if ...
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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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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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Arrangement of vectors and matrix in text file?

My ASCII file has a vector of latitudes, and the indices of those latitude values tie latitude values to the data sharing the same index. That is, if given: latitude[x=0,1,2,3] = 10, 20, 30, 40 ...
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Creating 3D lines from 3D points

Can you tell me the procedure in ArcGIS 9.3 to create 3D lines which connect the 3D points using the elevation of the points. For example, if pointA has 20 elevation and pointB has 30, then the line ...
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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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GeoJSON: PolyhedralSurface geometry type not supported

I am trying to make a 3D web application which should be able to render 3D buildings (I will be using Cesium, but that is not that important for now). I basically have a database consisting of the 2D ...
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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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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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Qgis2Threejs returns empty page

When i try to make 3D scene from DEM with Qgis2threejs it creates a empty html page. I also try to make 3D thematic map from shapefile with the same result. I have also check my browser and it ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the main fields of applications of 3D GIS?

I'm doing a scholary research on 3D GIS but i have some problems in finding where they are used. Does anyone know of any real life examples where 3D GIS has been adopted?
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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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Retrieving average building height in urban areas

I am looking for a way to collect data on the height profile of some cities over time. I don't need to produce a detailed 3D reconstruction of cities, nor do I need to detect and measure individual ...
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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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Georeferencing 3D model or 3D buildings?

I am working on a 3D project so I have to georeference 3D buildings which are created by 3D designer. Does anyone know the solution?
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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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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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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 Shapefile to X3D format?

Does anyone know of an effective workflow to convert 3d-enabled shapefiles to X3D format? I have several projects containing anywhere from 10 to 5000 features (building sections) that I would like to ...
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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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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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Is it possible to rectify an aerial photo with known control points in 3d, in QGIS?

Bonjour, Peut-on avec Quantum GIS redresser une photo aérienne avec des points caractéristiques connus en 3D (XYZ) ? -- Translation: Hello, Is it possible to rectify an aerial photo with known ...
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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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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.