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

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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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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 TIN from DEM using MacOSX/Unix tools?

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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(Smooth) Isoline Extraction from TIN - Algorithms

Can anyone point me to a clear document or algorithm for extracting smooth isolines from a Triangular Irregular Network? I've seen some examples using the jagged linear methods, but can't seem to ...
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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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Representing a TIN in GeoJSON

Regarding the GeoJSON representation of a TIN, are there any specifications or existing implementations I may not be aware of? You could probably hack one together using the multipolygon ...
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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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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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Addition and Subtraction of two TINs

I am referring to the paper here, section 2.6.1. Is there an existing library ( in C++ or .Net) that already has this implemented? Namely, taking two Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN), we create a ...
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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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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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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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Comparing two TINs created using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have the following two files: LiDAR las file1 Let's give it a name LiDAR las file2, contains the same file1 data, where number of points randomly removed. So if file1 contains X number of ...
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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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TIN Creation from 3D Contour File

I'm currently trying to import a 3D contour file into a Quantum GIS project. My question is, how can I export the DXF file from Microstation with height information? I already have imported it to the ...
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TINs: What advantage does unequal sampling of data points have over regular sampling?

Triangulated Irregular Networks. Under what conditions is one sampling method more appropriate over the other?
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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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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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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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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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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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Extrude between wrong on the edge, ArcScene

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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DEM: How to convert a mosaic dataset to TIN?

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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Intersect multilinestring (A) with multilinestring (B) retaining linear sequencing in resultset? [closed]

I have a PostGIS table testtin2 which is a sort of pseudo TIN consisting of a single multilinestring geometry, which I am intersecting with another table align, also a multilinestring, to generate a ...
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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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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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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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Script for Editing TIN in Arcgis: modelbuilder works, when exported as script gives an error

Arcgis can give such a headache! I want to automate loads of small tasks, and so I need to edit empty TIN with python in order to create a full TIN. My srcript is giving errors, so I tried by hand to ...
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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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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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How to calculate volume of bund around pit from TIN and external feature edge

I need to do some volume calculations of bunds. I suppose I should use the Surface Volume tool in 3D Analyst of ArcGIS. Here is the tool description. I am uncertain about the plane height parameter, ...
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Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...