3D is an object that has three dimensions.

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Open source/free software for generating a 3D view of mapping?

Is there any software that will generate a 3D view given a DTM/height data and raster mapping, and output an image in a printable resolution? I am looking for something similar to what you'd find in a ...
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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 ...
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Render the PostGIS OSM data in 3d?

I wonder is there any open-source application that can query a PostGIS-enabled database and render the resulting OSM map in 3d. The only thing I have found so far is Navit, but it renders only from ...
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How to Georeference 3D model or 3D buildings?

I am working on 3D project so i have to do georeference to 3D buildings which are created by 3D designer.Anyone Knows the solution.Please send me.
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Converting KMZ/KML to SHP (3D objects)

I have 3D buildings in .kmz file. I can see them in Google Earth, but I cannot import them to ArcGIS. What I've tried until now: I saved it as a .kml file in GoogleEarth and then try to convert 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 ...
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How do I georeference a ski map?

I have a map of a mountainous landscape, http://skimap.org/data/989/60/1218033025.jpg. It contains a number of known points, the lat-longs of which can be easily found out using google maps. I wish ...
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ESRI 3D Analyst: Which Graphics card?

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...
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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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3D snapping in open source platforms

I'm looking for tools and extensions in open source platforms (gvSIG, QGIS, uDig, etc) that allows 3D snapping. In the last years, most of the projects my company is working on required the editing ...
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Pictometry Accuracy and/or Alternative

I'm looking for some insights into the accuracy (x,y,z) of oblique imagery from Pictometry in terms of providing accurate measurements for property evaluation. Is the high cost of this product ...
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How do you make 3d features from survey point data in arcGIS 9.3?

I have survey point data brought into ArcGIS using Survey Analyst Extension. I have created my 2D shapefiles of the cross-sections, thalwegs, and roadways but I can not get it to populate the zfield ...
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How do I cast shadows from 3D Objects in ArcScene?

I would like to cast shadows from my 3D objects in ArcScene onto the surface and other objects. (Much like I can in SketchUp). Is it possible? If so how?
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3D visualization for marine navigation

Is there anyone who has some experience or knowledge on 3D visualization and/or GIS softwares capable of displaying 3D bathymetric data and 3D ship model together? Nearly all GIS softwares work with ...
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How to mix polygon extrusion and different altitude modes in KML?

I want to create boxes by simply extruding polygons but with special "floors". I've been able to find several existing solutions for the extrusion problem. The remaining problem is that the "floor" of ...
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Why are z-values replaced with zero after in_memory use in Python?

My script takes separate 3D feature classes, calculates a field, appends to a target feature class, and then deletes the originals. This is a huge data processing task of over 4700 mass point feature ...
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getting from a DEM to points that could be used for a TIN

I have a DEM, and would like to create a set of points that I can use to make a mesh for a 3d modeling program, such as Maya, Blender, or SketchUp. If I were to make a TIN from a DEM in ArcGIS, ArcGIS ...
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Why does the 3D Analyst 2D export renderer create anomalies?

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...
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Why aren't 3D Globes used as the basis of GIS systems?

Maps have been around for thousands of years and have been widely accepted as the means of representing spatial information. We all know about several map projections,each with their merits and ...
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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How to create 3D globe view with OpenLayers?

I want to create 3D view. and I am using OpenLayers. Is it Possible?
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3d earth mapping with javascript or browser plugin

I am currently working to develop a web-based mapping application. A lot of the mapping tools such as google maps are 2d imagery. I know that google earth has a 3d browser plugin, but a requirement of ...
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What are alternatives to ArcGIS for Desktop and Google Earth for these requirements?

I currently have a python script that will take in data and output it as a KMZ file, which I then open in Google Earth on my desktop. The data has two views; a 3D polygon tower (clustered data) and ...
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How can I Enable Google Earth 3D features in QGIS?

I want to ask if there is any plugin or any other way where I can use Google Earth features in QGIS. When I'm saying Google Earth features I mean to be able to see roads, towns, etc and to be able to ...
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Rasterise heights from a 3D linestring

I have a 3D network of streams represented using linestrings with Z-coordinates. I would like to rasterise this feature, where the raster values represent the linearly interpolated Z-values between 3D ...
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How to “calculate” distance-to-ground of all 18 OSM zoom levels?

Assuming I'm building a 3D solution with the "world" being mapped to global geo-data supplied by OSM / Cloudmade... think http://www.webglearth.com but with completely different goals and use-cases. ...
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How can I make my data efficient and “light” to do 3D Visualizations in Google Earth?

As a test run, I'd like to visualize population on census blocks for a few states (New England for example). I assume that the kml to do this will be huge, when you factor in the census boundaries and ...
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google earth profile used in mashup or flex

I really like the way google earth profile works, 1. mouse over line, right click, select profile 2. slide the mouse over the created 3d profile an dsee where that is on the map. Has anyone an idea ...
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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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Using projections to obtain perspective views

I understand that a perspective view is essentially a type of projection. Is it possible to create projection definitions for a typical GIS system that will mimic a perspective view from a particular ...
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What do I need to create 3D model of real terrain?

I'd like to create 3D model of some real terrain (to be exact it's about some real roads and only as much as 80m to 100m of roadside - 40m to 50m of each side). As I don't have access to highly ...
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TIN Creation from 3D Contour File

I'm currently trying to import a 3D contour file into a Quantum GIS project. My question is, how can I export the DXF file from Microstation with height information? I already have imported it to the ...
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Exporting 3D geometry from PostGIS 2.0

I have a table containing 3D geometry in a PostGIS 2.0 database (the geometry is of type LINESTRING Z). I need to get the geometry out and into a DXF, DGN or 3D Shapefile. What is the easiest way to ...
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Is there a way to visualize a 3D full/solid body (like a full layer) in ArcScene

I am trying to present layer and simulated layer (how it decreased in a year, for example) in ArcScene, but showing two layers one on each other with a slight difference (like max 30 cm.) does not ...
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Can I view ArcScene 3D models in a free viewer such as ArcReader or another 3rd party viewer?

I would like to build a complex 3D model in ArcScene, export it and send it to someone else that does not have ArcGIS with 3D Analyst. The idea is to interactively navigate the model during a ...
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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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How to convert a set of points to a solid object?

I have a data generated as the output of some numerical processes. I need them to be converted into 3D solid objects (as CAD solid format) to make them importable for some particular numerical ...
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How to digitize directional drilholes from scanned vertical sections?

I need an advice how to do this. Normally, I either receive a file containing drill holes or at least data with xy position, direction, depths and attributes. I then use this data for further ...
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“Hardclip” a TIN

How do you go about hardclipping a TIN in Arc10? Previously there was a modify TIN tool, but I cannot seem to find it. So my question remains, how do I go about clipping a TIN with a polygon layer?
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What programs would allow for the mapping of a geoid in 3d?

I would like to find a method for plotting an exaggerated geoid (e.g. topography): I primarily use R for my work but would be interested in other open source software options (e.g. QGIS w/ GRASS). ...
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Georeferenced 3D Model Import

How can we open a 3D MAX File(3D Building model with exterior and interior elements)in Autodesk Infrastructure/LandXplorer or ESRI CityEngine? How can we georeference a 3D vector building model?
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KML (KMZ) generated from ArcGIS 10 open in Google Earth but fail to import into SketchUp 8

So i finally figured out how to import TIN surfaces from ArcGIS 10 into SketchUp 8. To fully replicate the functionality of the legacy ArcGIS SketchUp 6 Extension I would also like to be able to ...
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Is there a world projection that looks like a 3D globe?

I would like to try and show data such that it appears as if it was on google earth. For example, in this case, the view of the earth is circular-like and the data shown curves around. Are there any ...
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Create an animation that rotates around an central axis

I am looking to create an animation of a 3D model. I want the model to be the central object in the animation, so rotating around the model, always looking at the model. I am wondering what is the ...
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Invoke PostGIS functions outside of the database? Need to force 3D in GeoDjango

I'm looking to ensure that all geometries saved to the database are three-dimensional. It's easy enough to do with a call to the database, select ST_Force_3D( ST_GeomFromText( blah blah ) ) ...but ...
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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 Model Builder that uses a tool called "Surface Length". I was wondering if ...
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Open a location in Bing Maps 3D

Does anyone know how I can link to a location in Bing Maps and have it open in 3D mode? A link formatted like this: ...
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Is it possible to give 2d contours a Z-height from their attribute table in QGIS? (Or ArcGIS?)

I have a contour data file downloaded from UK Ordnance Survey, which gives 2d contours of an area in gml format (also supplied in .shp format) with the heights of each contour attached to the ...
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How to model a stream in 3-D based on known depths across the stream

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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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 ...