Questions related to GIS objects that have three dimensions.

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3D queryable GIS

I've used GIS for many years, and now I'm moving into 3D GIS, but I have some questions. Say I have a 3D model of a viliage, I can get this into Blender, but I want to be able to run GIS type ...
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3D geological model from cross sections, preferably using Open Source software

I work with engineering geology, and my workflow includes making many cross sections of a given site, with data from maps, fieldwork (outcrops) and boreholes. What I'm looking for is a way of taking ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Converting Shapefile to X3D format?

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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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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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 anyone has experience to convert raster image to autocad 3d format, stl, vrml or any other ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany) [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Cross-platform 3D mapping solutions

I am a new software developer who created an application at my work that continually displays content on the Google Earth desktop application using KML. My work now would like a mobile solution to my ...
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Conversion from Point 2D to Point 3D with measures

I have a number of PostgreSQL empty tables I am trying to setup for my data. I added the Point Geometry to one but later discovered it is X,Y aware and not X,Y,Z aware. How can I change this? I could ...
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what is result from cut fill operation?

A calculate volume of lake from rasters with cut fill tools. I got a result and i dont know what is right result. In the table are two collums COUNT and VOLUME maybe i have to count multiply volume ...
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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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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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How to do diagram block with open source software?

I would like to do a block diagram (topographic and geological representation). Is it possible to do this with QGIS (or other open source software), in Windows 7?
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Cesium: Failed to obtain image tile X : 0 Y : 0 Level : 0

I'm trying to make a Cesium-based 3D web-viewer. At the moment I'm stuck with an error. Let me describe the situation: I have a PostGIS database, containing the 3D geometry of a building (which I ...
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Can QGIS import Multipatch geometry type?

can QGIS import multipatch 3d geometry type? What is the data structure of multipatch how computer record and draws it ? Is it solid or not??
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Calculate Z Median from 3d line?

How does one calculate the median value of Z from a 3D line? The Add Surface Information tool in 3D Analyst only does Min,Max and Mean (average), and requires a surface model. (In this case I have ...
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How to add 3d Breaklines to a raster in Arcgis desktop?

I have prepared some breaklines from surveyed points. I want to modify a raster which has already been prepared for the area of interest based on these new breaklines.How can I do this in Arcgis ...
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Cesium JS Line Length

Is there a method to return the length of a Cesium JS polyline, in real-world units? For example, if I create a polyline: var orangeOutlined = viewer.entities.add({ name : 'Orange line with ...
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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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Unable to serve Cesium Terrain files

I am trying to generate 3d Terrain. I am serving the terrain files at localhost:8081 Here is the Cesium Code var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer', { baseLayerPicker : false, ...
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Extruding a 3D stack of polygons on top of a map, e.g. with KML

I have data for the composition of rock layers in several polygons on earth. I would like to plot a stacked chart of the rock layers, colored based on layer metadata. Here's a mockup, where rock ...
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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 ...