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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: ...
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Software to detect intersections (within a tolerance) between 3d polylines

Is there any way to detect intersections (within a tolerance) for a 3d set of polylines? ArcGIS Topology Check seems to project everything into 2d (x-y plane) before checking, so shows a lot of false ...
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Possible to store 3D features such as dome into geospatial database?

Is it possible to store 3D features such as dome into geospatial database such as PostGIS? I know that it can store x,y,z data, can such complex features be stored into database?
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creating GIS data directly on camera images

If I'm taking few photos with superimposition and enabling a stereo system for images pairs, Is there a software for 3D or 2D calibrating that will enable then creating GIS vector data directly on ...
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Where can I obtain 3D data for Singapore?

I am looking for providers of 3D maps/models of Singapore. This might be either from photogrammetry/laser techniques or based on a DEM + building footprints/landuse with a height attribute. Is any ...
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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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Cesium 3D Map help

I am new to cesium and I want to display 3d shapefile using cesium.Conversion of shapefile in czml and display into cesium in main hurdle.
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Point to Raster Issues

I am having some trouble with something fairly simple.. I am creating a 3D subsoil model for display in arcscene - i can get it displayed nicely as points but in order for the model to be easier to ...
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Donut polygons getting filled when exporting to 3d Web Scene

I have built a model using ArcScene by draping 2D polygon data over an elevation raster and am having issues when using the Export to 3D Web Scene tool. The tool builds the model successfully, but ...
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How to convert total station data (coordinates) to 3D model? [closed]

i have my coordinates in .csv format and i want to convert it to a usable 3D model. How do i go about this or what software can i use to achieve this?
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Unsplitting Zpolylines without flattening vertical line segments?

Trying to figure out how to fully keep vertical line segments when using Dissolve/unspit lines... The first image shows the original Zlines in Arcscene The second image is the result of a Dissolve ...
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Local Coordinate System

I am currently evaluating the use of PostGIS (version 2.0) for: a project that will store 3D coordinates (x, y, z) data the data will have it's own local coordinate system which does not correspond ...
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Visualization of 3D GIS daten with 3D glasses

A colleague of mine wants to inspect 3D aerial photos in 3D with 3d glasses. He thinks he just needs the right 3d Graphics card and monitor with more Ghz - something along the lines of nvidia 3d ...
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GRASS GIS 3D - Inconsistent number of attributes

I am trying to automate my 3D plotting of GRASS GIS 7 results, also to make them more consistent in size and view angles. So for m.nviz.image elevation_map=DEM -a mode=fine resolution_fine=1 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shapefile to X3D

Does anyone know of an effective workflow to convert 3d-enabled shapefiles to X3D format? I have several projects containing anywhere from 10 to 5000 features (building sections) that I would like to ...
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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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VRML export issue ArcScene

when I try to export simple Tins (or documents which contain Tins) from my ArcScene to .wrl the export fails. Please see my example: I have the following table (xlsx): X Y hoehe 28 -2 0 -2 ...
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Why ignores Google Earth the gx:altitudeOffset in KML files?

I am currently writing software that creates 3D polylines and outputs these in KML format. According to the official documentation it is possible to define an altitude offset via gx:altitudeOffset to ...
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Can I project 3D DXF vertical cross section into a “plan view projection plane” for display in ArcMap?

Below is the lenghty explanation but simply put my question is: How can I project a 3D DXF file (vertical cross section) into a "plan view projection" for use in ArcMap? I am using Target (by ...
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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 ...
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Elevation data from 3D shapefile of buildings to raster DEM

I have acquired LoD2 building models in the 3DShape format (Polygon ZM). This LoD2 data needs to be prepared for a R-script of solar irradiation calculations on roof surfaces, but which can only ...
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Creating Dynamic 3D Buffers in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently using ArcGIS Pro to model WiFi router signal distribution and I would like to use buffers to display them in a 3D format. I have used the Buffers 3D tool to create spherical buffers, ...
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How to load VRML data into CityEngine

I can't see whether Esri CityEngine supports VRML files directly, or how to load them if they're not supported (the online materials are more marketing-focussed than technical). Is there a ...
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PostGIS 3D bounding box query that envolves all 3 axes (xyz)

I have some experience with PostgreSQL, but not with PostGIS, and for the life of me I can't make my bounding box take the Z axis into account. I have a points table with XYZ columns. I add another ...
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Trajectory / ballistics

I'm trying to calculate if a canon will be able to shoot over a height in the terrain. lets saytThe canon have to be 15'000-18'000m from the target, and the impact degrees have to be over 30 ...
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How to create 3D globe images highlighting a specific country or 2D country map with capital?

I am building an Anki flashcard set that should contain country flags, names and (ideally) a 3D globe with the country outlined, as can be seen on Wikipedia. I've already completed the part that ...
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by 3d dxf to shp with field height

I have a question from a DXF file " topographic precision 3 cm " with 3d polylines to get one shp line with information 3d is possible?
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Displaying Trees in Arc Scene

I'm new to ArcScene. I'm using a historic map, in arcmap, to draw old roads, garden plots and tree locations. My trees are in a point shapefile in ArcMap, I brought them into ArcScene and I'm trying ...
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Convert exported ArcGIS .dwg to 3D rendering on AutoCAD 2013?

We're working on a bathymetry mapping project of our reservoir, digitized as it was built in 1977. I have a polyline .shp for contours and polygon .shp for area between contours with fields including ...
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LiDAR point cloud to 3D model of street

I am looking for a way to convert point cloud collected through a Riegl LiDAR scanner to a perfect 3D model of a town. The sample data is from vehicle mounted scanner, but final data is going to be ...
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Creating an irregular points grid — one with regular along-slope distances [closed]

I am currently using QGIS to try and prepare a series of equally spaced -- along the terrain slopes -- sampling points within various NVC (National Vegetation Classification) sites in the UK. I am ...
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TIFF, TFW and 3D Integration [duplicate]

I have a bunch of tiffs and their corresponding tfws. I want to compose all those images into one and use it as background on my 3d app. (3ds) for 3d model integration. There are almost 200 aerial ...
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3D rubber sheeting using ground control points

I have 3d lines that I would like to rubber sheet or rectify in 3D (including z rectification). I used ogr2ogr with -gcp, however all the vertex of a polyline were set to a single elevation, and since ...
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Calculating surface and lines in 3D projection in R

For my internship research I am trying to compare the surfacearea and length of geometric shapes and lines in one coordinate system to another. I have a SpatialPolygonDataFrame in the European equal ...
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3D interpolation of pollutants across water depth [closed]

I have point data representing tissue sampling performed by NOAA NCCOS for Gulf of Maine waters. I am assuming a temporal resolution of one sampling point per location for one year. I have searched ...
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How can I filter a MultiPoint Z / xyz points against a 2d polygon [duplicate]

I would like to filter point data from LIDAR scans (3d) by parcel plot lines (2d). I began with loading the lidar data into microsoft sql and performing a STIntersects between the MultiPoint and the ...