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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.
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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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What are nodes in ArcGIS and how do you create them?

I want to create a elevation profile of a cross section so a polyline on ArcGIS. I wanted to regularly space around 1000 points per 1700m long xsection and extract elevation data for each node/point ...
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Detailed topographical map of Istanbul

I need to acquire a very detailed topographic map of Istanbul, Turkey without any markers. Do you know such sources who provides these kind of maps? I tried to Google it, but the results were far ...
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PostGIS Column has Z dimension but geometry does not

I am able to create a geomtry column for 3d multiline using this: CREATE TABLE trajectories ( gid serial NOT NULL, vehid character varying(10), state integer, geom geometry(...
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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, CAST(...
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NEAR_3D function without the need for 3D Analyst, Arcpy

I am looking for a python script which would do similar as the ArcGIS 3D Analyst NEAR_3D function. Basically I would like to programatically in python find nearest points of one point feature class ...
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Display 3d building using OpenLayers

Is there any way to display a 3d building model as a layer under OpenLayers ? i have the building models drawn using Google sketchup , is that useful ?
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3D map with latitude and longitude

I have a 3D map with latitude and longitude details. Is there a way I can take a 2D image (a png image) from 3D model in such a way that my 2D image also have the latitude and longitude as it is in 3d ...
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Rendering 3D timezones KML on a 2D map

I'm trying to render a KML layer (with timezones) in Google Maps API v3. The KML layer works fine in 3D (in Google Earth), but when I render it in 2D, the timezone lines that meet at the North Pole ...
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Adding LAS files into AutoCAD map 3D with Point Cloud Manager tool

It's my first time to use AutoCAD map 3D for LiDAR. Based on my googling, it is said that I can bring .las file by creating new index and using the Point Cloud Manager tool (the image on the top - ...
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How to save points without losing z dimension

I try to save Points with OGR. It works well but I lose the z dimension while saving/loading. from osgeo import ogr from osgeo import osr shapePath="...xxx.shp" X='1.0' Y='2.0' Z='3.0' driver = ogr....
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2D polygons with height attribute to 3D features for ArcGIS Online

I have a 2D shapefile made of many polygons representing buildings. Each polygon has a height attribute. The goal is to get these into ArcGIS Online's "Scene" feature, showing extruded buildings, ...
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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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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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Exporting from NVIZ

I need to export a 3d model made from a DEM with a satellite photo draped over it. I'm using qGIS 2.8.2 and NVIZ, and am having a few problems. 1) How do I get a full colour image draped over a DEM ...
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Visualizing Tunnel mapping with ArcGIS

I have a cluod point of a tunnel from indoor laser scanner. Are ther any features to create nice 3d simulation / visualisation / animation of it that will includ grid at surface like in the attached ...
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3D Bulk Modelling tools in GIS

I work in an Architectural practice concentrating on large scale urban planning and Urban Design Schemes. Our current software is not really geared for this sort of work. We need to be able to ...
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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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3D model of rooftops based on LiDAR and cadastral data?

I´m trying to model building rooftops based on a LiDAR dataset. I've already interpolated using Delaunay's triangulation a DEM with 1 meter resolution. Due to LiDAR data is not accurate in building ...
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3D Barriers, ArcGIS Network Analyst

I am trying to implement 3D barriers from a feature class into a network using a model, but I can't seem to get the resulting barrier to appear on the proper three dimensional plane. The feature class ...
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Creating 3D terrain from point data in PostgreSQL?

I am quite new to arcgis and I would like to create a 3d terrain. Now I have a postgresSQL table containing a list of points with their geometry data and the Z value for each point. What I would ...
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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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Conversion of ASTER GDEM data for CFD Analysis

I need to do a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of wind over a large area of land. I have obtained the necessary tiles from the ASTER GDEM data set (in .tif format) and was wondering how I ...
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What is a “CFG” application in GIS terminology probably?

I come across a 2008 tech presentation PDF on "GIS-Enabled Modeling and Simulation (GEMS) presented by ESRI (i think for the US Army). On one of the page titled "Challenges to be overcomed", there is ...
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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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Where is the nviz tool in qgis 2.14 with GRASS 7.0.3?

I hope Im not blind but I looked in the grass tools (modules) and qgis plugins but couldnt find it. When i try to run nviz from GRASS the whole programme chrashes just before concluding. Its a ...
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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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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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Is it possible to export 3D model data from SimUrban?

Today I came across a 3D modelling package I haven't seen before - SimUrban. The client wants to migrate their SimUrban project to a more modern system, and the provider who built it is no longer ...
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How to set feature vertex Z from an intersecting feature's Z?

In ArcGIS how can I set the Z values of the portion of a line that intersects another line to the Z values from the other line? A batch process is preferred. I tried FeatureToLine, but the null ...
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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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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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SDO_Inside equivalent in PostGIS for 3D objects

I am looking for a solution for querying a point whether it is located inside a 3D object or not. If the point is located on the surface of 3D, I could use ST_3DIntersects or ST_3DIntersection. But, ...
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Unable to load 'nviz' through GRASS

I am using QGIS 2.0.1-Dufouron on Windows 7. When I try to load nviz via GRASS, I get the message "Module nviz not found". Weirdly enough, I can load it via the toolbox and be able to 'run' it (it ...
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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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Convert DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
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How to find the closest Edge from a Line

Currently I'm working on a basic 3D model viewer in MATLAB, which can import .OBJ files (modeled in e.g. Blender). The purpose of this viewer is to test different subdivision schemes (like Catmull-...
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Possible to use Google Earth to generate “skyline” planes?

I was really interested to notice that my city appears to have gotten the 3D Buildings treatment on Google Earth. I am trying to figure out how I might these 3D buildings to generate 'skylines' for a ...
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How to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect?

I am trying to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 for solar analysis. I have a shapefile with polygons, and the heights of buildings is stored in the attribute table....
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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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GRASS v.out.dxf 3D into AutoCAD

So continuing with my last question (Create 3D dxf with OGR) I have decided to give the GRASS option a go. I have imported my polylines into GRASS using v.in.ogr and converted them to 3D using v.to....
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ArcGlobe .3dd file doesn't display

Has anyone seen the following problem? I've created a sample ArcGlobe application with Visual Studio - this obviously gives me the template where I should be able to launch the app. Said application ...
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How to show a 2.5D surface of raster above terrain layer in Cesium?

I'm developing an web application that will show surfaces of rasters and terrain. These rasters are on GeoTiff format. I learned from example cesium can show image overlays earth surface. The ...
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ArcGIS Pro 3D rasters?

I am trying to use ArcGIS Pro to create a 3D scene using an elevation surface (.tif) generated from drone imagery. The tif is projected and contains the elevation information, but I cannot get ArcGIS ...
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ESRI Drone2Map - how to use “texture” image.

ESRI's Drone2Map beta produces various outputs; LAS, dem, hillshade, orthomosiac, etc. One of these is "Texture.jpg" file. This image is not projected but it looks like as if I should be able to ...
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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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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 ...