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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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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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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 ...
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Using 3D Raster Domain to get polygon of raster - but stripping Z and M values

I'm trying to convert a number of large, floating point rasters into polygons so I can view overlaps etc. I've been using 3D Raster Domain sucessfully to do this. The only problem is that the polygons ...
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3D KNN index in PostGIS

I am looking for a way to do fast KNN queries on a dataset of 10+ million 3D points (and growing). I was hoping PostGIS would do the trick with its new <-> and <#> operators, but they don't seem ...
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How to convert 2D Map to Flat map like in google? [duplicate]

My requirement is shown below by maps. Map 1--My Map Map 2--I required I am using GeoServer v2.2(for publishing the map) and OpenLayers v2.11(to display the map). According to my client ...
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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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Practical Building Extraction Algorithm Implementation

I've been reading many papers over 3D building extraction using LiDAR data and Aerial images. I see that there are many different algorithms for doing such things, such as this and this. Those ...
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create POV-Ray image from DEM-file in grass

I am working on r.out.pov Tool of grass 6.4 creating a POV-ray(beautiful 3D) image from an elevation raster. You can see this link for more information about 3D analysis of GRASS. r.out.pov manual ...
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3D WebPortal for a large amount of data

I am looking to create a 3D WebPortal for my client. My organisation has ArcGIS for Server so we would be looking for the easiest way to deploy using this (although open to other suggestions). There ...
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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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Does anyone know of a good unaffiliated review of Rockworks?

I've been struggling to find a good software package for drillhole data management, subsurface geology modelling, and visualization (both 2D and 3D): something that can also be used to produce ...
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ArcScene3D layer rendering problem [duplicate]

I'm having problem with ArcScene. I'm doing a project on the visual impact of felling areas of forest in locations regularly visited/used by people. I have viewpoints and have created a TIN model ...
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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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cut/fill calculation tool to investigate if there is enough material to achieve a 30 degree slope

This is a cut/fill problem. We have pits that have been dug in the ground, usually rectangular. They have a bund wall around them. They are being rehabilitated by pushing the bund back into the pit. ...
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Convert 3D WKT to 2D Shapely Geometry

I have the WKT of many linestrings which contains three dimensions, however my script only requires a two dimensional linestring and I therefore want to discard the third dimension. My current code, ...
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3D features (Polyline, Polygon) intersection library

For my research I am looking for a (python) library to get the intersection of some 3D features. The features can be Polygons or Polylines. Mostly I need to intersect a plane with my features and get ...
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Problem with interpolation of 3D points in GRASS

I have a sample of 3D points (x,y,z) with tepmerature attribute. I can import my data as a 3D vector map. I want to create a volume of voxels by using v.vol.rst. When I use this module, this error ...