Acronym for triangulated irregular network. A vector data structure that partitions geographic space into contiguous, nonoverlapping triangles.

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How to create “undulating terrain” for playground in ArcGIS?

How could I create undulating terrain in ArcGIS? I know I could create it by creating a TIN model but first I need to have "input data" - shapefile with Z (height in attribute). Is there any way I can ...
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Difference between “hard edge” and “soft edge” in Arc's Add TIN Line?

Is there a technical difference between "hard edge" and "soft edge" in Arc's Add TIN Line on the TIN Editing toolbar? In both you can specify the height of this constraint and they seem to be doing ...
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How to convert ASCII file to TIN where XY is YX in ArcGIS?

I have some ASCII files (you can download it from: http://analizasan.kvprojekty.pl/underwork/gisse/M3451Ca1.zip) that I would like to create TIN. First I used "ASCII3DToFeatureClass" tool to create ...
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Calculating minimum elevation surface between two (or many) surfaces

My input files are a series of layers with data points of values (numbers/doubles), either in a 25x25 meter grid, or with data points randomly strewn. Resolution and extents do not match up between ...
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Generating a TIN Model

I am having a problem creating a tin from a polyline shape file . The shape file was created by exporting from a .dwg polyline layer. The shape file has a field of elevation data . However, when i ...
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Surface Difference TIN Output in ArcGIS | Python Code

Why does the output TIN option does not work when executing it through a python script or a model builder simulation run? As you will see in the messages below, the surface difference successfully ...
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Creating TIN, Surface Difference python script with ArcPy?

I have been trying to develop a master script to go through a series of geoprocessing tools and executing them. I am trying to generate a TIN and contours from a raw xyz file. Below is a very simple ...
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TIN Interpolation in QGIS creates weird lines?

I am using TIN Interpolation to interpolate point features based on their cost attribute (value is between 0 and 5000). Graduated symbology creates something like this: However when I am using TIN ...
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Equivalent method to arcpy.Raster(), but for a TIN [closed]

I am creating a Python script in a toolbox in ArcGIS 10.0. When the input dataset is a raster, I can use: myRaster = arcpy.Raster('elevation') What should I do when the input dataset is a TIN? Is ...
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Clipping TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

How can i clip this TIN and form like the polygon.
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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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Creating TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am upgrading from Arc View 3.1 to ArcMap 10.1 - I have multiple lidar (bare earth) .txt files (x,y,z) that I would like to use to create a "TIN" (or is it Terrain Dataset in 10.1) and then contours ...
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Want to intersect a polygon of a certain elevation with a tin surface

so I want to generate a flood plain for a river in ArcMap. Basically this means that I want to create polygons with certain elevations above the drainage point elevation (870 m). For instance I would ...
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Finding the slope of a polyline in QGIS 2.2 Valmiera

I am trying to find the average slope of a water course. I've drawn in the water course as a polyline over a large number of contour lines (the water course is long with a very large catchment area). ...
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Generating a Mesh from DTM

Are there any tools that can take a DTM, in asc or geotiff format and generate a mesh from this that can used in meshlab or similar software. I have asc DTM file that I need to convert to a ply mesh ...
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Creating Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) in QGIS?

I want to create a TIN and view it in 3D in qgis. The tin am creating using interpolation plugin is a raster TIN but i want the normal TIN(vector TIN).
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TIN gets distorted when I use hard clip to edit it

I have two cross sections from which I have created a TIN as can be seen in the following image. For removing the extra outer portion of the TIN, I created a polygon from the cross-sections and edited ...
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Edges of Surface Difference tool output are invalid

See this image, an example output of the ArcGIS Surface Difference tool (gives cut/fill volumes): I have occasionally come across the illustrated problem where the output does not cover the full ...
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Using TIN - interpolation plugin - to calculate volume

I am having trouble calculating the volume of my TIN. I have attempted to create a TIN using the interpolation plugin in QGIS. Here are the steps that I followed. I added a Zvariable row in the ...
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3D Analyst Extrude Between

I have a few TIN surfaces at different elevations, basically soil profiles, I've used the "extrude between" tool to create multipatch features. However, only one of the features says it is a closed ...
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TIN to Raster - specify raster's origin

How could I specify raster's origin, while using arcpy.TinRaster_3d?
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Converting from ArcGIS TIN to LandXML?

I am working on a project that involves some back and forth between ArcGIS 10.1 and Bentley Microstation and Geopak. Microstation/Geopak has the ability to import/export LandXML files for 3D ...
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ST_Within for TIN or 3D objct in PostGIS

I would like to query if a point is located in the TIN object. My TIN object is closed (convex hull) object (i.e. surface of a round object). I tried to use ST_Within, but the error message returns ...
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Convert coordinate system of Lidar or TIN?

I have Lidar data and I want to create a TIN from it, and then run the TIN Triangle tool to create a polygon shapefile of the triangles. The only thing is that the Lidar data is in a UTM CS with ...
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How to read .adf (TIN) map files?

I have a set of maps in few formats : TIN ├── [4.0K] info │   └── [2.6K] arc.dir ├── [ 708] log ├── [374K] M-33-45-D-d-4.asc └── [4.0K] m-33-45-d-d-4tin ├── [ 96] tdenv.adf ├── ...
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TIN file to a POINT file

I have some bathymetry data in TIN format; I am able to open this in arcmap and view the terrain. However I need to use this data within a simulation framework called Delft3D, which needs the ...
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Extracting DEM from imagery using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS for Desktop and I'd like to know how can I extract the elevation model from a imagery of photos. I have the have each image (jpg) geo referenced. After, I don't know what tool may use ...
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ArcMap - Making DEM using GPS vector data [closed]

I am new to GIS and GPS. I am going to make a digital elevation model of my school's campus using a trimble gps unit. I know the accuracy is not the best but it is just for a school project. My ...
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How to create a TIN in arcGIS from 5 points using VB.NET

I am asking this question as I do not have any experience in VB.NET coding. I tried to follow ESRI help but I did not quite understand it. I have 5 points with X,Y and Z dimensions. How to add these 5 ...
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What is a better idea for modelling a fault plane than as TIN? [duplicate]

I am working on a project which runs on ArcGIS platform using VB.NET. It is to model a sub-surface fault plane (currently a plane rectangular model with some dip) and then to find required distances ...
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How to create a TIN from UAV images or Google Earth images

I'm starting using ArcGis and I would like to create a TIN from UAV images. What are the steps that I have to follow? I think: Mosaic the images, merge o join. (I have 40 aereal pictures in .JPG) ...
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I'm converting a raster to TIN and a large section of it didn't convert properly (ArcGIS 10)

I've got a DEM for a pretty large area and I need to create a TIN. I'm using 3D Analyst Tools > Conversion > Raster to TIN. The process runs without any error messages, but a large section of the TIN ...
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How to give elevation information to a polygon feature class using existing TIN file ? (geological mapping)

I'm an ArcGIS 10.1 user. My issue: I have a printed form of a map which depicts geological bodies being surface rock occurence. Additionaly, there are elevation contour lines. I digitized the map by ...
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Does anyone know of a way to remove the distorted edges of a TIN surface?

I'm trying to remove the stretched edges of a TIN surface without having to draw a polygon around the features that I want clipped. Does anyone know how to do this without free hand drawing? I was ...
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difference of reference plane/Plane Height / Z factor in Surface volume calculation?

I have a TIN surface with Minimum elevation 25 m and Maximum elevation 140 m. I want to calculate surface volume in different elevation between 25 and 140 meter. I wonder for example If I want to ...
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How to define disturbed/clipped contours elevation for Volume Polygon?

I want to calculate surface volume for different layer on TIN surface. I am working on an area in Norway which is 1 km * 1 km. The aim is to calculate surface volume of different imaginary elevation. ...
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How to make polygon volume in TIN surface?

I want to measure surface volume of an area in different elevation layer. For measuring the surface volume I have to make a Polygon Volume as well. I have problem with making this polygon over the ...
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How can I make a reference plane to measure surface volume?

I am looking to make a reference plane like the links below. I want to measure surface volume of an area in different elevation layer. I just need to know how to make the reference plane in ArcGIS ...
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GIS beginner - interpolating contour lines from TIN-model vs. Grid in ArcGIS

I am a complete beginner in GIS and taking a class right now, and we are doing some assignments in ArcGIS - ArcMap. In one of them we were given a shapefile with heightpoints. These had been manually ...
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ArcScene TIN smooth

I created a TIN with ArcScene out of laserscan point data. I want to smooth the spikes (image below), to get a nice crossover on the elevations of the surface. Do you have any advice how to do that? ...
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TIN to Raster Tool, output elevations are 3.40282e+038 and -3.40282e+038, tried calculate statistics didn't work

I have an input TIN file that I created using Create TIN. The elevations are all correct. When I convert the TIN to Raster using the tool, my output elevations are 3.40282e+038 and -3.40282e+038 ...
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Is there a way to visualize TIN surfaces for web-mapping purposes?

I have created a TIN data set of electricity consumption. It is visually appealing, and often times TINS help the map reader understand geographical relationships better. Are there methods to ...
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If I convert a TIN to a raster in ArcGIS will results from the two versions of the surface be comparable?

I have converted a TIN to a raster. I found that the top of a bund wall shifts laterally in position between the TIN and the raster into which it has been converted using the TIN to raster tool in ...
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What is the best method to smooth TIN Surfaces?

I have a 3D Tin which shows avocado sizes as the z-value. The 3D visualization is perfect however, not for our needs as it requires too much interpretation from a end users perspective. How might we ...
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Why can't I find the TIN Management tool in 3D Analyst toolbox?

I am looking for the CREATE TIN tool in the 3D Analyst toolbox, but I can´t find it. Any ideas why I can't find it?
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ERROR: “Can't save to disk (check for space, write permission, or name)” while creating TIN in memory

I get the following error while creating TIN in memory : ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Can't save to disk (check for space, write permission, or name). Failed to execute (CreateTin). I ...
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How to improve Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) display speed?

I am preparing Triangulated Irregular Network for large area (5000 Sq Km) in ArcGIS, The TIN models takes too much time to open in ArcMap, and if I move or change anything again its starts to ...
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How to expedite process of creating features

I am creating TIN out of each two cross sections and in the end I merge them all together and create a seamless TIN using python scripting. First I create all the TIN and save them somewhere in my ...
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Restricting Tin interpolation in QGIS

I am trying to do a bathymetric map for a lake using QGIS. However, I see no option to impose a mask so interpolation does not extending beyond the boundaries of my lake. I have traced around the ...
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Is the TIN created out of several cross sections different from merging the TINs created out of each set of two cross sections?

I have a river with cross sections that have the water surface elevation values. I am trying to create TIN from the water surface values and then compare it with the topo (to see the flooded areas). I ...