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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can QGIS read ESRI TIN file directly?

Can QGIS open directly a TIN file generated with ArcGIS?
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Problem creating TIN from multiple contour shapefiles with ArcGIS 9.3 Spatial Analyst

I have about 20 shapefiles that contain contours lines, and I'm trying to convert them to one TIN using Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS 9.3. I included all of the SHP's as input to generate a TIN, but it ...
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VRML export issue ArcScene

when I try to export simple Tins (or documents which contain Tins) from my ArcScene to .wrl the export fails. Please see my example: I have the following table (xlsx): X Y hoehe 28 -2 0 -2 ...
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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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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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How to get the nodes on the absolute boundary of a TIN with ArcObjects

I am trying to get only the nodes on the absolute boundary of a Tin. But GetNeighbor or LeftTriangle methods return edges whose nodes have NaN Z and very weird X-Y coordinates, so the row is inserted ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Extrude Between Tool not working for me

I am having an issue with trying to use the extrude between tool in ArcScene. I had 8-9 geologic formations that I would like to create a 3d polygon of these formations. My workflow process went ...