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Viewing LiDAR data from web browser?

I am looking to host lidar data on my own server and give clients the ability to view that data through a web browser as a 3D point cloud (file would be in .las format or equivalent), possibly with ...
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DEM out of a shaded relief LiDAR?

I have a DEM built from LiDAR data and the file extension is .tif. When I open this file in ArcMap it seems to be a shaded relief DEM (see the screenshot below). It happens I want to visualize the ...
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Examples of geospatial scientific posters

Can you point me to examples of interesting scientific posters featuring results of geospatial analysis and/or geovisualizations?
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Options for visualizing LiDAR data on Mac?

I've recently come across open data LiDAR files for the city of Vancouver. I'd like to view it on my Mac (2011. 10.6.6 OS). My intention is to use the LAS file to identify what the tallest trees are ...
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Extraction of points clouds from buildings [duplicate]

Extraction of points clouds from building using automatics /semi automatics methods. I need a code for extracting rgb /xyz coordinates from Lidar data.
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Extraction of points clouds from lidar data [closed]

I want to extract rgb /xyz/xy/xz/yz from las data; I am new in writing codes. What will I do to get the above coordinate visible and save.Is it possible and from which program. I am using ...
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Plot tilted map in R

I would like to plot a tilted map, similar to the image below. I would prefer to do this using ggplot2 but I'm glad if there is a solution using base R. Any ideas on how to do this? Here is a dataset ...
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CartoDB - Method to show/hide layers for hatching overlap for > 4 layers?

Our goal is to show/hide individual hatched maps. Unfortunately we have more than the 4 max layers allowed in a viz. We successfully made and example where we show/hide the 4 layers in a viz: ...
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How to export a 3D map into a image file?

With qgis, it seems to be possible to visualize 3D with two tools : nviz and Qgis2threejs. But i would like export the result into an image file. Is it possible to do that with qgis?
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How can I create fly through using contours to visualize cadastral parcels?

How can I create fly through using contours to visualize cadastral parcels? This is required for providing irrigation channels for enhancing paddy cultivation and construction of farm roads. Does ...
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Setting layer visibility in QGIS Python API

Im having a problem toggling the visibility of map layers in pyqgis (2.4). I have a simple interface, just the map canvas, no legend, and basically a radio button that toggles between two raster ...
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Visualizing large datasets with Leaflet

When using Leaflet to visualize a large dataset (GeoJSON with 10,000 point features), not surprisingly the browser crashes or hangs. A sub-sample of 1000 features from the same dataset works ...
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How do you choose the classifications on choropleth maps?

I find myself more and more struggling over defining break points when displaying choropleth (aka thematic) maps to view by others. Does anyone have any suggested references that help guide, both how ...
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Linux Tool to visualize CityGML file

I am looking for a linux program that allows me to visualize CityGML models (3D). I have tried a whole bunch so far (most of them via wine but also native ones) but I couldn't get a single one of them ...
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Visualisation of spatio-temporal data set?

I'm investigating visualisation of a spatio-temporal data-set. What examples are available, online or offline, of high-quality spatio-temporal data visualisation?
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Visualizing speed of movement on static (= printable) map?

Imagine you're tracking, for example, vehicle or animal movement and receive regular GPS position updates. How would you visualize speed of movement on a static (= printable) map? I've been coloring ...
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What are some 3D visualisation tools that successfully work with GIS data?

There are a large number of 3d modelling tools available (both open and closed source). I would like to be able to: Import GIS data into a 3d environment and retain georeferenceing. Retain the ...
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How to improve cartographic visualization of overlapping polygons?

I need some advice about how to improve the visualization of cartographic information. User can select different species and the webmapping app shows its geographical distribution (polygonal degree ...
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Grid with data table attached to each polygon

I'm trying to wrap my head around a request a colleague gave for some data visualization. She is performing field observations and for every observation, she is assigning a grid # that corresponds ...
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Simple thematic mapping of shapefile using Python?

I wish to visualize geographical data in Python, without using ArcGIS/ArcPy, and make a map. On the internet I found how to make a thematic map using Python: Here is some code that I tried: ...
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Styling road maps with QGIS?

I am trying to design a beautiful map using QGIS. As I'm a software developer not a designer, I was hoping that this will be easy, but it isn't! There is a similar question here Where to find QGIS ...
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Map editor R & leaflet?

That is possible on a web map designed by R & leaflet give the opportunity to the user to draw lines, polygons, choose the colors (like a map editor)? if yes what's the package that allows me to ...
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What Makes a Map Beautiful? [closed]

Oftentimes when we make maps it is based on our subjective interpretation of what is aesthetically pleasing. I would like it if people posted examples of beautiful maps, displaying any phenomena in ...
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Can I overlay a CartoDB visualisation on Bing Maps base?

If I am using Bing Maps as my base map, can i overlay a CartoDB visualisation (that I created earlier) on top of it? If so how do I go about doing that? The example on the cartodb site only refers to ...
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Laz LiDAR files display extremely long thin line of points

I am having difficulty properly visualizing aerial LIDAR data from the csc.noaa.gov source. Taking any of the .laz files, the point cloud displays as an extremely long thin line of points. Zoomed in, ...
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Visualization of satellite image - directly in python

Is there any way (a package or what not), to visualize a geotiff image directly in Python? I don't want to use ENVI or ArcGIS or anything else. Thank you in advance.
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Creating animated graphics to symbolize selections in ArcGIS Explorer?

I want to create and add some animated graphics to the features based on a query in ArcGIS Explorer, like some moving waves at the queried features. Is it possible?
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Delivering DEM layers with visualisation?

I'm not sure if it's right place to do that but I am in a strong need of getting some help. I am creating maps with lake bathymetry and there will be a lot of them. My task is to proceed the data ...
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Importing xyz text ascii GPS time-series for velocity visualization using QGIS?

How i can import text ascii xyz gps time-series in QGIS for velocity visualization? Example xyz MLBU 07SEP17 2007.7098 -0.119998752351520E+07 0.626106994328102E+07 -0.199557178074915E+06 ...
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What are the main fields of applications of 3D GIS?

I'm doing a scholary research on 3D GIS but i have some problems in finding where they are used. Does anyone know of any real life examples where 3D GIS has been adopted?
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How to leave out cities with less than X number of observation in ArcGIS?

I would like to generate some quintile maps based on the averaged sentiment score in each city in the US. However, not all the city has the same number of data point. How can I tell ArcGIS to show ...
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Generalizing exact location of certain data points using Carto CSS?

I am dealing with some sensitive data for which providing a high resolution of accuracy of the location would be detrimental. However, the general location is not sensitive and useful to share. I ...
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Ways to visualize multiple large LIDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LIDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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Identifying LiDAR tiles that are located within boundaries of AOI

I am attempting to replicate the process of creating digital elevation models from raw LiDAR data and have been provided with LAS files covering an approximate 530 square mile county area. However, I ...
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Applying colour ramp to DSM in ArcGIS using real elevation values as colour cut-offs?

I have a topo-bathymetric lidar DEM that I need to construct a CSR for in ArcGIS 10.3. I know how to make colour ramps and personalize them, but I'm wondering if it's possible to make a ramp based on ...
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QGIS - Problem in visualizing raster - Raster disappears when pan or zoom

I'm having the following problem in QGIS 2.12.0. When I load a raster, this disappear when I pan or zoom in or out the image. If I try to do some actions three four times, it appears again. It seems ...
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Showing spatial coincidence using QGIS / PostGIS?

I have a database of fire hydrants (HYD). The positions aren't very exact, the other fields are very useful. I also have a database of GPS'd fire hydrants (GPS). We are manually moving the HYD points ...
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How to represent the time(weekly/monthly) variationof a polygon map using one image?

I have a base map made up of three hundred polygons, Each polygon has lots of attribute values(For example, each week/month get a value). But I only want to draw one picture(due to page limitation) ...
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How to display multiple points in a torque map with CartoDB

I would like to create a visualization with multiple points change size based on a certain value, right now I only have one (check it out) I need them all to change at the same time. I see ...
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CartoDB - visualise multiple properties

Is there a clever way to visualise more than one property in a single map overlay? Ideally I would like to produce a dot grid map in which the size of the dot represents a scaled property and the ...
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Zoom beyond level z16 with MapBox Studio Classic

I've loaded a georeferenced TIFF over a university (NTNU) into MapBox Studio. The fist problem is that everything is black, and I have to use the longitude/latitude of the area to find it. Second, and ...
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Setting colour on point cloud data from raster

I was reading this article: 14 ways to take charge of lidar data. Number 12 states that you can change the colour of your point-cloud data by using a raster image. Does anyone know the process for ...
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How to process topographic survey data in ArcGIS?

I am interested to find out how others process topographic survey data in ArcGIS. Often I am only given a text file or an Excel spreadsheet containing XYZ points and simple attribute information ...
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Display polygon colours as percent reflectance of sunlight

I have a set of polygons which I would like to display in different colours. The only information I can give on the colours is the percent reflectance of sunlight in different channels, e.g.: B: ...
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Any free Tools to display more than 5000 geography objects in SQL Server?

SQL Server 2008 and up allow you to create a spatial index. If you select records that include a geography or geometry object, a spatial data tab appears that can display up to 5000 points or lines or ...
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show some data on a map by OpenStreetMap from C# VS2013 [closed]

I am very new to Open Street Map. I have some data that need to be shown on a map by Open Street Map from C# VS2013. It can be WPF or windows forms. The data is about some statistics results by ...
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how to display movements of a moving object in cartodb

I have few GPS tracks with lat long and timestamp. I want to present them on a map and to show how the movement took place using the time series location values (X,Y,T). I searched a lot but could not ...
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Visually identifying areas where older poles predominate?

I have a dataset of 300,000 poles including a number of attributes including pole age. What I'd like to do, ideally, is be able to distinguish areas that have more old poles. Unfortunately I can't ...
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How to visualise change matrices over time

i've hit a bit of a tricky visualisation issue; I am quantifying some land use and land use change (LULUC) over a number of years. Typically, for data going from year to the next, a land change ...
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Convert GML to GeoJSON

I have downloaded a GML file from Statistics Canada and would like to convert it into GeoJSON to use parts of it in a D3 visualization on the web. However, I did not find a converter that would do ...