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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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How to create a legend for quantitative visualization with increasing icon size?

I am trying to find a way to do a map and legend like this: I am using QGIS 2.6 Brighton. The only way was to do a pie chart but I think it's not possible to create classes. I can create circles ...
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Sharing visualization without author [closed]

After creating a visualization, I want to publish it and share it embedding its URL in a website. Is it possible to share a visualization without any reference to the author?
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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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How to implement value-by-alpha map in GIS?

I've been doing some background reading about cartograms recently and stumbled upon interesting alternative - value-by-alpha maps. Concept is described in more details here and full paper is ...
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Issues embedding map with CartoDB

We're having issues embedding a visualization into http://unitedlayer.com/fastest-growing-san-francisco-companies Previously, the embed code worked just fine. Once we pushed the map to the live site, ...
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Visualize regular grid as TMS

I have a regular grid of points with wind values with a distance between the points of approx. 300 m. I would like to visualize this and get a TMS (with TileStache) as a regular grid of arrows ...
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Export ArcGis Time Visualization

How come when I try and export my time series in ArcMap it compresses the video to 3 seconds? My time change visualization is at least 10. What can I do to make my exported video longer?
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Polygon Visualization problem on ArcGIS Online?

Has anyone encountered Visualization problem when uploading shp (zip) file on ArcGIS Online? The polygons are all displaced and overlapped with each other! I am sharing the link with the layer of ...
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What Makes a Map Beautiful?

Often times when we make maps it is based on our subjective interpretation of what is aesthetically pleasing. I would like if people posted examples of beautiful maps, displaying any phenomena in any ...
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how to apply automatically current visualization option in NetCDF files using arcpy.mapping?

I am trying to create a time series animation automatically from NetCDF files, containing each file monthly data for the whole planet for periods of 10 years. I am writing a python script that reads ...
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Why can't I load more than 12 elevation files into NVIZ?

I have a large set of rasters in a GRASS mapset, which I would like to use as frames in an animation, visualizing the raster data as elevation. NVIZ is an obvious tool for this, but I'm having trouble ...
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How to create multible labels non-ovelaped in CartoDB?

I'm trying to make a map poiting the cities I've visited for work, in each city I've visited more than one place. Those places are my labels, bur they are overlaped. If I choose label overlap = false, ...
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Editor to work on GML files

I am looking for a good way to work on GML files and would appreciate some personal experience. At the moment I am using nXML or SGML mode for Emacs but I wouldnt mind having an IDE/Emacs mode/... ...
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What can be used to drape an High res Image over a DEM and get high quality results?

I have a High resolution Georeferenced Orthomosaic, as well as a DEM of that area. The pixel size of both is 20 cm. The data is in Tiff format. I tried to drape the Image on the DEM in ArcScene, but ...
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Create a layer selector when making a map at runtime for CartoDB

Using the same theory to create a search box at runtime, (such as here), I wrote this code: var l = cdb.vis.Overlay.create('layer_selector', map.viz, {}) l.show(); $('#map').append(l.render().el); ...
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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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Standard colour ramp for wave height visualisation

I'm working on a visualisation of weather, including wave heights. The source data is from a WaveWatch 3 model, and I'm using GeoServer 2.7 (with NetCDF and dynamic colormap extensions) to do the ...
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UTM Coordinate Mapping Across Zones

I am building an application that requires me to plot UTM coordinates on a chart using CSV data. I am given two UTM coordinates for each record, although I would like the application to handle zone ...
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Using GIS tools for non-geographical problems

Many other fields have visual/"spatial" problems that can potentially be solved with GIS tools. I know I've used GIS tools for the odd non-geographical task and was wondering how much this happens and ...
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Shapefiles not showing in OpenLayers using QGIS export to OpenLayers 3 plugin?

I am new to GISs in general and I am working with QGIS to generate layers to be shown on OSM using OpenLayers. My problem is the following: I have multiple layers in a QGIS project and I want to ...
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Visualization libraries for rendering 3D GIS world on iOS/Android

Are there any good 3D libraries/frameworks for rendering 3D worlds in geospatial coordinates on mobile platforms? Use case: I have some known 3D geospatial features (eg. buildings) with their ...
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CartoDB - can we overlay 2 visualizations

Suppose we make two map visualizations from a loaded polygon shapefile in the CartoDB free online system. Could we overlay these 2 maps on top of each other in a web page using the CartoDB.js API? ...
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How to build cylinder or cube multipatch objects in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to visualise a series of boreholes, which consist of points on the ground surface, and soil sample values taken at 0.01m depth intervals (in a related table). eg in this screenshot, I've ...
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Examples of GIS Visualisation [closed]

Examples of GIS Visualisation [This is a community wiki post, you are inviting other members of the community to edit it - not just to correct spelling or improve formatting] Example: Dr. John Snow ...
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Unable to make infowindow work in CartoDB runtime layer

I'm trying to personalize a layer created with CartoDB. The layer is created at runtime and the problem is that I cannot make work even easy things like custom infowindow or legends or click ...
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How to build a map that highlights only one state?

I'm a journalist working on maps of several Alaska databases. I'm learning as I go and have a question that's probably very basic, but very important for my projects: Using CartoDB, how can I create ...
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Cross information in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm a total amateur at ArcGIS for Desktop, this is the first time I use it for real. The thing is I have several shapefiles with information about: Schools in my city (elementary, middle and high ...
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Mapping datapoints over several floors of a building

I'm new to web mapping and am planning and investigating ways on how to best plot and visualize user flow through a building across several floors. We are planning on tracking users location based ...
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Visualisation of “dominant” point in each location

I had an idea for a kind of visualisation, and I'd like to know if it's been done before, what it's called etc. Basically it would visualise a single numerical quantity that varies greatly, at ...
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Best program or tool for visualising big data sets really fast 10-20 GB data if the users don't know squat about GIS?

I have between 10-20 GB various GIS-data that there is a need to set up och and visualise for various users who want to be able to pan, zoom and switch between various layers and groups of layers ...
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What is the best way 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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How to visualize pgrouting result?

So I use this query SELECT seq, id1 AS node, id2 AS edge, cost FROM pgr_dijkstra(' SELECT gid AS id, source::integer, ...
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Why does no data show up in the embedded CartoDB map? [closed]

It seems something went wrong with CartoDB. Recently I am trying to embed my visualization into my website. But only comes with a blank map. Then I noticed that the live example from the official ...
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Why aren't my CartoDB map layers loading?

We have built our own instance of CartoDB on our servers, setup production environtment successfully. We can upload shape files, table and map view works great. When we trying to create ...
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QGIS 2.4.0-Chugiak: How to threshold NDVI to calculate emissivity for land surface temperature

I am analysing urban heat island using thermal band 6 of landsat TM-5 sensor with respect to Normalized difference vegetation index that derived from the Band 3(Red) and Band 4(NIR). Lansat TM years ...
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How to clearly display a huge shapefile with many point features?

I have two vector shapefiles, each with 54,000 features. When it's zoomed in on a small region, I can clearly see the feature colors: but as I zoom out, this is what I get: Any suggestions on ...
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Visualization of a field in Leaflet

In a Leaflet app I want to overlay raster data (technically speaking, a field) on a web map. The data consists of triples < lat,lon,value >, where value is in range [0,1], for example: ...
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Tools to generate all the possible geometries meeting specific constraints

I have an area = 2d polygon (generally a 4-side shape). I would like to generate all the possible rectangles matching the following constraints: that fall within the surface of the area with a ...
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How would I draw and visualize custom maps based on OSM data?

I would like to be able to use openstreetmap data for a specific region as a source and "draw" from that the map of infrastructure improvements - mostly roads. I want it to be self-hosted (not ...
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Flow mapping visualization using a road layer

I am trying to illustrate travel using a flow map on a road layer. My data is: city of origin destination number of travelers I would like to use a polygon city layer (or point) and a road layer, ...
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What kind of methods are most commonly used to interpolate a relief?

I have got a topographic plan with height measurements which I converted to point shape file with height value in attributes. I was wondering, what kind of methods are most commonly used to ...
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Developing maps using Tile Mill and Processing(.org)?

I had a small question. I actually would like to build an application which is very similar to this but as a map and not on “Multi touch Table Top”. The functionality I need is Plot different ...
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Tutorial on creating geospatial visualizations with Processing(.org)?

Recently, I've seen examples, (lots of examples ) which use Processing(.org) for creating network visualizations. So far though, I have not been able to find any good tutorials on it. I was wondering ...
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Processing(.org) for geospatial visualization?

Does anyone know if Processing is being used for geospatial visualization? I can't find much out there, but this is impressive: http://benfry.com/zipdecode/ Here's one I just found: ...
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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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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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How to make a 3d visualisation of different peat layer to show the height of each layer?

I have bore hole point data that has about 5 to 7 types of peat layer and also has several depths. I also have digital elevation data of the area. I need to interpolate these layers separately, then ...
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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 ...