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How to find the minimum-area-rectangle for given points?

The following is another problem that I am working on it these days. As you see in the figure, (BTW, I tried to make it self-presenter) the question is: How to find the minimum-area-rectangle (MAR) ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS?

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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PostGIS 3D Extrude function

I selected buildings from OSM (which represents my city). I insterted a new column 'height' and I filled with a random number exactly number 2, so every building have 2metres altitude. Buildings are ...
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How to import a 3D DXF file into QGIS with z information as attribute value?

I have a dxf file of 3d contours. after import it does have only layer,x,y attribute and doesn't have Z attribute. how can I provide Z attribute to create a TIN file.
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export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...
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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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RDF representation of 3D-geodata?

When it comes to 2D-data it seems there are a couple standards out there to represent it in a semantic way (GeoSPARQL, NeoGeo, ...). However I couldn't really find one to do that for 3D-data. I have ...
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GOCAD and SKUA 3D Models Online

I am looking to build a 3D Web Mapping Application using data/projects initially created within GOCAD and SKUA. We currently use ArcServer 10. Initial looking around online has suggested that I could ...
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Looking for a free program for 3D visualization

Looking for a free program or web software for 3D visualization. I'd like to have an ArcScene like abilities. No editing needed, just need to see the data in a 3D format. It'd be really helpful for ...
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How can I create a radially-symmetric surface from a profile in ArcGIS 10?

I have created an expected profile for a radially-symmetric feature (an impact crater) using numerical modelling and would like to compare this with the actual topography (a DEM). My plan is to do ...
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How to convert Shapefiles to 3D DXF?

I'm using QGIS version 1.8.0-Lisboa and I'm trying to convert a vector line file and it's not working. I right click on the layer>Save as>Autocad file>DXF. After that I try to open the output file in ...
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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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How to define Z dimension on table with PostGIS for import in TileMill?

I'm trying to reproduce the idea behind this blogpost from Mapbox, but with other data, for example the ne_10m_populated_places_simple dataset from Natural Earth. By adding a z-dimension to the data ...
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ST_ZMax() does not exist in PostGIS

I'm trying to follow this example on Mapbox blog, about using 3D shapes in PostGIS. The database-query is this: DROP TABLE tilemill_buildings; CREATE TABLE tilemill_buildings AS SELECT ogc_fid, ...
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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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How to increase resolution of 3D image in GRASS NVIZ

I am trying to make 3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS. I have been able to import both the DTM and the orthophoto in NVIZ window and successfully draped the ...
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Where can I find a high quality real globe of a decent size without axis?

I'm trying to find a physical globe of a high map quality that doesn't have any axis or bearings as the axis mounted on standard desk globes completely obscures the arctic regions. High-quality map ...
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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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How to draw 3d objects from .kml file on gwt-openlayers map?

I tried to run gwt-openlayers KML example on my PC but failed to see KML layer. I set protocolOptions.setUrl("http://dev.openlayers.org/releases/OpenLayers-2.13.1/examples/kml/lines.kml"); instead ...
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What is the best way to visualize subsurface drillhole and borehole geology data within ArcGIS?

I've heard some folks in mining are using Target for ArcGIS extension by Geosoft to visualize and analyze subsurface drillhole and borehole geology data within ArcGIS. Does anyone have experience ...
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Topology rules for a 3d network

I am currently writing a spec to which people may end up using to guide the digitization of a large 3d network (exterior pedestrian network + building interiors). In 2d network drawing, it seems to ...
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display 3D raster/vector in GRASS 7.0 from command line

I am using GRASS 7.0 on ubuntu linux 12.04 x64. I am working through some GRASS tutorials and am able to get a 3d raster to show up when I use the GUI. However, I cannot get the command line interface ...
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How can a 3D model of a building be displayed in a web-browser?

I would like to try to show a proposed building in a web-browser such that the user can interact with it in a way similar to google maps streetview. Is it possible to do this, in any platform? I can ...
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How to display images as cross sections in 3d

I want to display a base map and several vertical cross sections in 3D. The base map image is easy to rectify as a geotiff. How can I also display the cross sections? The cross sections are at ...
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Creating Anaglyphs from Nadir Images

Has anyone made an anaglyph photo from Nadir geospatial data? I have found some excellent examples of making anaglyphs in GIMP from digital photography. I would like to do a similar process with ...
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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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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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Is it possible to add photo-realistic clouds in ArcGlobe animations?

This question asked about the best software to produce professional fly-through animations, and included a link to a nice video of the Grand Canyon. That video includes photo-realistic clouds in the ...
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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: script convertion from SRTM to 3D printable file?

Given a STRM3.tiff file as input. How to convert this STRM.tiff file into a 3D printable file ? which I may load into most 3D printers' sofwares. My objective is to print some terran, lunar, or ...
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Spatial Data with Unity

I was wondering if anyone has used spatial data as an input source to build 3D environments and interactive applications with Unity? The geospatial 3D world is very young, and some what immature, ...
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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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Making a simple 3D map for browsers with my current geodata

I want to try to make a 3D map for a small area (10 square miles) with some housing, some roads and some vegetation on it. My geodata is as follows: Shapes with houses/roads/vegetation. LIDAR ...
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Looking for free program, similar to 3D Analyst, to visualize tree stands in 3D

Heyho, I want to make a 3D stand visualization of trees in a specific area. I need something similar in functionality to ArcGIS 3D Analyst, but I don't have a license for that plugin anymore. The ...
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How to create and visualize groundwater plume models?

My water department has asked me about visualization of groundwater plume models. I have no idea where to start. All the links refer me to Cameo/Aloha but these are for Atmospheric modeling as far as ...
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Is there are QGIS plugin to allow the 3d visualisation of geological borehole data similar to the functionality of Target for ArcGIS?

I'm very new to QGIS, I have started using it as my new company is not willing to pay for ArcGIS and Target at this stage so I'm hoping QGIS can substitute not just in the interim but for good. What ...
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Raster to Surface

I have a raster and I have been asked to modify some pixel values in it. Is there an open source way to do this? I would guess that I have to create a 3d surface, then manipulate the surface, then ...
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how to build topology with 3d linestring in pgrouting

I have some 3d linestrings in postgis database, and I want to use pgrouting for calculating shortest path with Dijkstra. when I execute "select pgr_createTopology('route2', 0.000001, 'geo3d', 'id');" ...
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How do I convert a .dxf to a .shp containing a field with height information in QGIS?

I received two .dxf for my project that represent my area of interest. One of them contains buildings, the other one terrain elevation. They both are 3D. I can convert them to shapefiles successfully ...
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Digitizing map into three dimension?

Can somebody help me in making 3-dimensional map from 2-dimensional??some software reference or some tool which can do this. I know the height of the building and other aspects....
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What are use cases of Esri's CityEngine?

I would like to know the use cases of Esri's CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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Geoprocessing in 3D [closed]

I am looking for some advice regarding suitable software for geoprocessing in three dimensions. Specifically, I need to regularly undertake the following tasks: Intersect a line with a surface and ...
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3D Polygon Layer Stack with QGIS

I was curious if there is a way, or plugin to visualize a 3D polygon layer stack in QGIS (or another open source package). I have looked at NViz, but it only seems to work for rasters. I have a ...
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PostGIS 3D in Action

I was wondering if there is a website that showcases Openlayers and PostGIS 3D in Action
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ArcScene does not update z value after edit

I measured a feature with x, y, z coordinates. It's the green point cloud below When I vied the points in Arscene, there was a known measurement error that I had fixed by adding 1.6 m to the Z ...
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Split 3D line feature at vertices based on slope change

I've already asked a question about this subject, but now I think I'm almost getting to the point. I have to split roads in ramps to calculate LS factor (RUSLE - soil erosion) These are the steps ...
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How to accurately place geographic object into photo?

My task is to create before/after photo visualization of a wind turbine which is planned to build. A photo is taken from a point of known coordinates, and coordinates of a turbine are also known. How ...
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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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Creating a 3D line feature based on 3D point features

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0, is it possible to create a 3D line feature by drawing a line that connects 3D point features?
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How can I create planar slices of a 3D object to quantify voids?

We are trying to quantify the void space in a 3D object, very similar to measuring the holes in cube of swiss cheese. I need to measure cross sectional areas and study the shape of the voids and we ...