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

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Generating a TIN from a DEM without ArcGIS

I'd like to generate a 3d terrain model moving from a DEM dataset (currently in shp and GeoTIFF format). As far as I understand it, the first step of the better path would be generating a TIN, but I ...
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Given a list of surveyor points, what is the algorithm used to simplify the points and retain the terrain characteristics?

Given a terrain and surveyor points sampled from from it or from its contours, is there any algorithm that one can use to simplify the points ( i.e., reduce the surveyor points number) and at the same ...
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Performing Overlay of Two Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN)

I am referring to the paper here, section 2.6.1, on the adding and subtracting of two TINs: The addition of two TINs can be determined exactly and stored into a new TIN, because the addition ...
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getting from a DEM to points that could be used for a TIN

I have a DEM, and would like to create a set of points that I can use to make a mesh for a 3d modeling program, such as Maya, Blender, or SketchUp. If I were to make a TIN from a DEM in ArcGIS, ArcGIS ...
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TIN interpolation crash in Qgis

I have problems using the function TIN(linear) interpolation in Qgis. The program crashes when larger areas is interpolated. Map properties: vector map, Geometry typ = Point, features in this ...
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Can I create a TIN from contours lines (shp) in QGIS?

I need to do a slope analysis, and would like to make a TIN from 2m contours lines. Or do a slope analysis directly from contours? The only DEM available is not precise enough. I do not have any ...
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TIN Interpolation using a vector layer

I'm writing a plugin in QGIS and I'd like to generate a TIN surface using a vector layer with x,y and z (interpolation attribute). The idea is to visualize the same result like in the Interpolation ...
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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 ...