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

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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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Extracting coordinates of a triangulation from DEM data

I'm working on the succinct representation of planar graphs and now I'm trying to obtain some datasets to test my results. I saw that Delaunay triangulations of elevation data can be a good source of ...
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How to remove white stripes in TIN generated in Arcgis?

I've generated TIN from DEM data using toolbox (3Danalyst/conversion/from raster/raster to tin) in arc-desktop 10.2. I'm getting these stripes, I tried altering toolbox parameter values but couldn't ...
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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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Is there any publication about TIN MDE file formats like ESRI TIN or ITF?

I would like to cite in my thesis how GIS software deal with TINs both via files and in the memory during execution. Any scientific or technical publication about GIS file formats would be helpfull. ...
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Is it possible to create TIN layer and add to Data frame?

I have list of TIN. I basically want to add TIN using arcpy.mapping so that when I open .mxd, TIN is added. tin_list = arcpy.ListDatasets('', 'Tin') for tin in tin_list: ...
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Generate TIN from elevation data in Python (no Arc)

I would like to generate a 3d terrain model of an area, and I am stuck on creating the TIN (which I will convert to an STL). I know there are plenty of ways to use ArcGIS, QGIS, 3DEM, and various ...
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Has (ESRI) TIN been superseded by Terrain Dataset?

I've had version 10 for a few months but it wasn't until today that I really tested the 3D Analyst extension. (Other then visualizing data) I already noticed a lot of changes; a number of tools have ...
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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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Changes in TIN and Lattice between ARC/INFO Version 4.0 and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

Our team surveys a sedimentation pond every year to assess change in storage volume (or dredged volume), and we've been doing the same survey for decades. We survey x,y,z points, create a TIN from ...
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How to identify Sliver triangles in a TIN surface and count them? [closed]

Is it possible to count slivers in a TIN? I generated a Delaunay triangulation surface model and i want to know how many slivers the TIN has.
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Modelling open water flow in TIN-model using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a TIN-model created from 1800 xyz-coordinates (that I also have). There is an pipe leading all the water in and on for all the water out. I would very much like to simulate movement of the ...
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What are limits on ArcScene and TINs from LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LiDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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Interpolating contour lines from TIN-model vs Grid in ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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Difference in contour lines derived from IDW and TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to know the difference between contour lines derived from IDW and contour lines derived from TIN. I have collected GPS points, and I know the elevations are not accurate but it is within ...
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Contours from delaunay triangles

I have generated a delaunay polygon file that represents terrain data. Is there a way I can produce contours from the polygon file? I know I can convert the polygon to an Esri TIN, and then produce ...
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Converting mosaic dataset to TIN gives error? [closed]

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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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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Converting raster to TIN in ArcMap 10.1 is causing crashes?

I have several tiles (~200) of Lidar 1m resolution data from Geomatics group and need to convert it to TIN format (currently in .asc) to develop a flood model. Is there a quicker way of doing this ...
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Out of Memory and TIN internal processing error ArcGIS

So i have been developing a python script to streamline the process from converting a raw XYZ file to a full blown terrain file. However, in the intermediate process, I am performing a surface ...
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Create TIN failing to execute using Python script (ArcGIS) [duplicate]

out_tin = output_folder + os.sep + file out_tin = out_tin.replace(file,river_mile) arcpy.CreateTin_3d(out_tin,sr,"pointfc_filenames Shape.Z masspoints <None>","DELAUNAY") ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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Generating TIN, manually modified level curves?

Having trouble while generating a TIN on a manually modified topography file. I'm a newborn of ArcGis, but I intensively tried to fix this bug, with no result. As you can see, the bug deals about ...
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How do we change the TIN mesh so that new TIN has only triangles with slope less than some certain value?

Suppose TIN grid has a plane topology with terrain composed of slope B and slope A. How do we change the TIN so that plane topology has only terrain of slope B? Our problem nature is from ...
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TIN Creation from 3D Contour File

I'm currently trying to import a 3D contour file into a QGIS project. How can I export the DXF file from Microstation with height information? I already have imported it to the QGIS project but ...
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ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint Mac/OSX alternative

Is there an alternative to the ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint tool for Macs? The VIP thinning method is particularly of use. A comparative point cloud thinning/simplification tool to this would just as ...
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Clipping TIN layers to pit shells

I have two TIN surfaces, one being a pit shell and a second being a horizontal layer which intersects the shell on all sides. I need to find out the volume between the intersection horizontal layer ...
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How Can I Create a Tin from Elevation Points in QGIS

I have a shapefile of points with values that represent elevation at the given point. I know that I can create a TIN from these points, but the fields in the TIN do not represent the elevation. ...
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Using Raster Calculator with Elevation Data from Contour Map

I am following this tutorial to attempt to determine flooding in the Gulf region based on estimated rises in sea level. I have taken topographic maps from the USGS and used to contouring tool to turn ...
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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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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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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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Which is better, DEM or Triangles (TIN/Terrain)

Which is better DEM or TIN? What are the benefits/negatives of each?
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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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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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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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How to create TINs in ArcGIS from triangular elements

I am working with FEM models with triangular elements, and I'd like to view the results as TIN surfaces in ArcGIS (and in ArcScene). In my external source, I have nodes (with X,Y,Z coords) and ...
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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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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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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 ...