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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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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 ...
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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 to digitize directional drilholes from scanned vertical sections? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Visualization of a big graph in 3D from postgresql/postgis

We have a graph in 3D in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. It contains something like 50'000 edges and 50'000 vertices, with x-y coordinates and floors. We would like to visualize this graph with ...
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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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How to draw a cross section in QGIS

Given my enthusiasm for QGIS, does anyone have a simple workflow for drawing cross sections of earth features? My thing is that QGIS is being used to present the plan view, but we have a little ...
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writing a 3D polygon (arcpy)

I currently working on some scripts with 3D polygons using arcpy (arcgis10). Reading and data manupulation works fine, however writing the output back into a shapefile doesn't seem to work, it only ...
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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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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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Three-dimensional interpolation of temperature profiles using gstat in R?

I'm working on a problem in which I'd like to interpolate a set of oceanographic temperature profiles over a three-dimensional matrix of unsampled x, y, & z locations. The data to interpolate is ...
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Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city model?

Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city models? I need these information for my project.
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Visualization libraries for rendering 3D GIS world on iOS/Android

Are there any good 3D libraries/frameworks for rendering 3D worlds in geospatial coordinates on mobile platforms? Use case: I have some known 3D geospatial features (eg. buildings) with their ...
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Displaying z-values in arcscene

Probably there is a very simple solution to my problem - I just can't find one! I have a point shapefile with x, y and z data - I can display it in arcscene but it is flat - the z data isn't being ...
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Displaying 3D subsoil models in ArcScene

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to display a 3D subsoil model in arcscene? The data we will have will be exported from rockworks in point form - and then we need to convert it to - ...
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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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3D interpolating

Our final year project domain is soil contamination modeling. We collected soil samples at the depths of 0.3 cm ,0.5cm , 1cm , 1.5 cm in about 25 locations. We considered 8 contaminants- p h, sodium, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Simulate flood to assess Asset inundation footprints

I am trying to evaluate a number of flood gauges to assess at what levels of river height different flood risks would need to be issued. The gauges are currently set to warn of flood a couple of ...
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Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
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Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry and obtain the perimeter line of the intersection as a result?

Can I intersect (slice) a multipatch geometry with a vertical polygon (or an extruded line) to obtain the perimeter line of the intersection? (or better yet a polygon) I am creating fairly complex ...
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Three Dimensional Routing Input Location Errors and Questions, ArcGIS10

I am having a bit of a problem with my three dimensional route solving. I am creating an interior building network, and ideally would be routing from room to room. I created a line feature class, with ...
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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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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 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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Options for displaying 3D data using ESRI web APIs [duplicate]

I've been looking through the documentation of the various ESRI web APIs to see if there is any support for displaying 3D data, but haven't found anything useful. Is there any support for this - or do ...
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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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Develop 3D buildings with roof structure from raw data

I recently received a task to develop 3D buildings with roof structure. All I have now is satellite images and aerial photographs covering the entire urban area. After reading some previous methods, ...
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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.