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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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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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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

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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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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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 ...
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Can I define a transformation between 2D and 3D in Geotools?

I'm using Geotools, and I need to convert coordinates between 2D and 3D coordinate reference systems. I recognize that there's no universally-correct way to do this: 2D -> 3D means "making up" a Z ...
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How can I extrude a polygon “below” a base height?

I am creating some animations and short movies in ArcScene showing how a number of disparate datasets relate to one another. In one of these movies my "big finish" is to extrude a number of polygons ...
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PostGIS 3D Extrude function

I selected buildings from OSM (which represents my city). I insterted a new column 'height' and I filled with a random number exactly number 2, so every building have 2metres altitude. Buildings are ...
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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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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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ArcMap vertex problem for Z-value

I have an Oracle Spatial dataset with z-coords. I can edit the dataset in ArcMap however the z-values are always rounded to the nearest integer. Why does ArcMap round the z-values?
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Software program (or spreadsheet calculations) to find Borehole Deviation?

I was given a bunch of surveyed borehole data (azimuth, depth, dip, geology, etc) and am required to calculate a deviation variable. Besides querying the data and averaging the surveyed borehole ...
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What KML features are suitable to display 3D atmospheric density data using Google Earth?

I wish to use Google Earth to visualise and explore 3D atmospheric density data. In my case it is ionospheric electron density, which is a niche area, but I can imagine this might have been done by ...
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System Requirements for 3d GIS & 3d Modelling [duplicate]

I'm looking for system (hardwares) required for view, edit & analyse 3d GIS & modelling data. And what is the decent monitor size should be ? single/Dual screens ? Modern systems comes with ...
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3D tool for a visual analysis

Given a 3D mesh I need to visualize and analyze properties and elements generated from the object such as: tensors coplanar/similar elements ( coplanar faces, aligned vertices, etc etc, 3D geometry ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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create a map from scratch

I am a newbie in GIS, so be indulgent if my question sounds stupid! I am working on a mapping project for scuba diving sites, and I need to create 3d maps viewable by users on android tablets, iOS, ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany)

I'm searching for a data base or webservice, that provides buildings at a level of detail (LOD) of cuboid (length,width,height) or roof, corners, etc or better. The area should cover germany. ...
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Layer 3D to Feature Class Empty Output

I'm trying to build 3D buildings from 2D footprints. I extrude by the building heights, and input the surface by editing the properties. From here I use the Layer 3D to Feature Class tool to convert ...
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Making 3D landscape area appear in Vectorworks 2011

I am using Vectorworks 2011 to build a site plan. I would like to include a 3D view using a "Landscape Area" to display a block of vegetation. I have drawn the shape of the area, set the 3D view to ...
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Importing MaxSea 3D Database to PostGIS

I am currently working on a project, where I combine several MaxSea 3D databases, which contain depth measurements made by the echosounder onboard on a ship. The idea is to combine these databases to ...
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How to add polygon height in QGIS or PostGIS?

Is there an easy way to set the height of polygons in QGIS or PostGIS? I am trying to visualize polygons by turning them into volumes (same shape at the base and roof, but with walls). I would then ...
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How could I insert a 3-D LineString into postgis table?

Using: CREATE TABLE trajectories( gid SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, vehID VARCHAR(10), state INTEGER, geom geometry(MULTILINESTRING) ) I get an error, for instance, after inserting: INSERT INTO ...