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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 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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PostGIS - table with 3d points with fast ordering by distance

I am pretty new to PostGIS and I am trying to solve the following problem. I need a table with 3D points (x,y,z) that will contain around 1-10million points. I want to be able to efficiently ask the ...
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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 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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How to show labels in arcglobe for extruded features

I am trying to visualize lithology data in ArcGlobe, i.e, the representation of different types of soil data under the earth. This I have done properly by creating Z aware featureclass and extrusion ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to Georeference 2.5D or Birds Eye View models or Buildings?

I am working on 2.5D mapping.So I don't know how to georeference Birds Eye Viewor 2.5D view buildings.If you did not understand then open http://www.youcity.com there you will find 2.5D buildings.If ...
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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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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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Creating 3D terrain/model from contour lines, preferably using Open Source GIS?

I am looking to create 3D terrain from a contour map that I have (originally inside a PDF). The contour lines are able to be viewed as paths in Adobe Illustrator. There are two types of lines: 7m and ...
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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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3D topographic progress compensation by the least squares method

I'm looking for an explanation of the least squares method used in the case of a correction of 3D point network. We have reference points with known coordinates XYZ. We calculate intermediate points ...
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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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3D marker symbol export problem (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to create a webscene. I have a TIN and a point layer that is 3d enabled (point z). I added a 3d symbol marker to the point layer in ArcScene . When I use the "export to 3d web scene" ...
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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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QGIS 25D shapefiles

I do know QGIS doesnt so far make use of 25/3D files, but If I do make use of 3D points from a say GPX file and thereafter, using snap, generate a new polygone shapefile. Will the z-coords be kept ...
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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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3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS

How can I make 3D visualization of terrain data and orthophoto using GRASS NVIZ via QGIS? I am quite new with GRASS. I have only managed to get a 3D view of the terrain so far.
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Buildings missing texture in 3d web scene exported from ArcScene

A random sampling of buildings are missing textures. The models were made in Sketchup 8 and exported to COLLADA, then dropped in ArcScene. All of the textures are .jpg files. The models look fine in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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iPhone app to record 3D location information

Does anyone know of an app that would run on an iPhone or iTouch that would record the X,Y and Z information from an external GPS? I am using a Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth receiver. The GPS will record ...
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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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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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3d arcgis raster .tiff image to CFD software

i am trying to export 3d raster image prepared in arcgis to cfd package such as Fluent. I was wondering if any one has experience to convert raster image to autocad 3d format, stl, vrml or any other ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...
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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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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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Any GIS program with GPX support and free hand selection tool?

I'm looking for GIS program that has good support for KML/KMZ or GPX route files and also has free hand selection tool. Right now I use 3dem and it would be perfect for my needs if only it had that ...
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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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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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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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How to create a 3D shapefile from a raster?

I´m trying to make a 3D shapefile from a raster feature but not working. Tried already to run the command in OSGeo4W but nothing happen. I'm using the Qgis 1.8.0 Lisboa. The purpose is to get a final ...
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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 ...
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How to increase the resolution of a 3D image in QGIS GRASS NVIZ

I'm trying to display 3D data in NVIZ within QGIS, but the result appears very low resolution in comparison to the same data in ArcScene. Any ideas as to how to improve the quality would be greatly ...
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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: ...