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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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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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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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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...
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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 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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Does ol3-cesium accept DEM files?

I'm using OpenLayers 3.6.0. I want to use ol3-cesium. Ol3-cesium use cesium for glob visualization. I have a question: In ol3-cesium, Can I see Ups and downs of land? In other words Does it accept ...
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Visualizing Space-Time-Cube netCDF file in ArcMap 10.3

I just created a netCDF file containing a Space-Time-Cube with 353 time steps using the new "Space-Time" Toolbox in ArcMap 10.3 However it seems, that only ArcGIS Pro can visualize this netCDF file ...
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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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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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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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Can scene have mode switched between Global and Local in ArcGIS Pro?

From its online help: ArcGIS Pro includes two viewing modes for scenes: Global mode—This is used for large extent, real-world content where the curvature of the earth is an important ...
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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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Postgis query on 3D cube does not use index

I am testing Postgis on the follow query: SELECT * FROM particles WHERE position &&& 'LINESTRING(0.08537 0.0738 0.0145,0.0953 0.0837 0.0345)'; that returns about 100k rows from a ...
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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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3d vector and geometry operations in open-source GIS

There is some really good open-source software available to work with 2D vectors. For example QGIS has operations like buffer / clip / dissolve / select by location / join attributes by location... ...
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Qgis2Threejs returns empty page

When i try to make 3D scene from DEM with Qgis2threejs it creates a empty html page. I also try to make 3D thematic map from shapefile with the same result. I have also check my browser and it ...
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GIS Wireframe into SketchUp

There used to be a plugin that allowed GIS data (.shp file) to be exported and then opened in SketchUp. This plugin no longer exists. I have wireframe data of buildings that is 3D in ArcGIS that I ...
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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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Visualization of a big graph in 3D from postgresql/postgis

We have a graph in 3D in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. It contains something like 50'000 edges and 50'000 vertices, with x-y coordinates and floors. We would like to visualize this graph with ...
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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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Rasterizing a simple sloped line

I am aware how to rasterize a 2D line, but if I have two coordinate triplicates (x1,y1,z1) and (x2,y2,z2), how can I efficiently rasterize the resulting connecting line such that the raster cell ...
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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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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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Is it possible to show 3d models using QGIS?

I can show vector layers from PostGIS using QGsMapCanvas and QGsVectorLayer in my standalone application. But now I need to show 3d models, for example 3dmax or sketchup, of some buildings over vector ...
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Can I identify if a point is inside a volume in PostGIS?

We are currently investigating PostGIS as an option to look up three-dimensional blocks which contain a point (and later also lines). At this point in time I cannot see any functionality that operates ...
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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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How to sample a 3D raster along a 3D path (or 4D raster along 4D path)?

I have a 3d raster dataset of atmospheric variables (lat x lon x altitude). I would like to sample this raster dataset along a 3d path. Any idea how I can achieve this, preferable with qgis or ...
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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 convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile

I need to write a C# program which would convert points shapefile with a designed attribute containing Z values to a 3D shapefile. Any suggestions how to do it? I use ArcGIS 10.2.
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Explanation for ArcGIS Cut/Fill tool error

I am curious if anyone has experienced a similar error (and found a solution) when trying to run the Spatial Analyst/3D Analyst CutFill tool? The problem is as follows: When executing the tool on ...
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Raising height of a certain part of choropleth

I have a working choropleth map which shows number of patients in a certain coloured area. I want to raise the height of the specific area according to the patient count. The variable height is equal ...
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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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What are my options for 3D web Maps?

I wish to have a Online 3D Map, which would show my Data, i.e both Raster and Vector, draped on a DEM that I have. Due to the requirements of using my own DEM & Raster data, Google Earth API is ...
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3D building data for London

Any tips on where I can find 3D building data for UK/London, preferably LOD2 (Including roof structures)? I am aware of the Virtual London dataset but I would like a more recent one.
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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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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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Drawing a portion of a hemisphere airspace

I am trying to use WorldWind's SphereAirspace to construct a particular 3D airspace. The 3D shape I am trying to construct is a hemisphere cut parallel to the ground at two places, suppose at height ...
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Making a 3D map with shapefiles, lidar and aerial image data

I want to try to make a simple 3D map for a small area (10 square miles) with some housing, some roads and some vegetation on it. My geodata is as follows: shapes with houses/roads/vegetation. ...
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How to “calculate” distance-to-ground of all 18 OSM zoom levels?

Assuming I'm building a 3D solution with the "world" being mapped to global geo-data supplied by OSM / Cloudmade... think http://www.webglearth.com but with completely different goals and use-cases. ...
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What are the top 5 file types for 3D model?

I don't know much about GIS but I'm investigating a project that requires a 3D model of a hilly large town (town centre, suburbs, golfcourse, etc.). I'm not certain which file-type of these ...
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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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plot 3D graph based on raster pixel values

I am new to raster data. I have a raster tif file with population density value in each grid cell. I am interested in plotting a 3D graph based on raster values in ArcGIS or R. The similar graph is ...
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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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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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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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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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develop rooftop solar radiation potential from 3d buildings model (3dm)

Need to create solar cadastre without having LIDAR data. Have 3d buildings model in .3dm (150 000+ roof surfaces, 500 000+ facade surfaces unmapped, dtm 15x15m) with a lot of multipatch geometry ...
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Assigning RGB values from Geotiff image to LiDAR data, using R

I have given a Geotiff image and its corresponding Lidar data (x,y,z) in UTM coordinates. I need to merge the Lidar data with the RGB values from the image. That means, at the end, I need to plot ...
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How to add 3D buildings in tourism map with ArcGIS?

I'm working with ArcMap making a tourism map in which I would add 3D monuments like this map for example. I have my monuments in KMZ format, that I can already add in the map, but currently view from ...