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Blender has a Python API. Therefore, I use Python in Blender and import the GDAL libraries and construct a Blender-native mesh directly from the GIS data. The only thing you need to be careful of is that the version of GDAL you have matches the version of Python in the Blender release you are using. EDIT Plugins: If you don't want to write your own script ...
You need to look into spatial point pattern analysis. Here's a course from the world expert that uses R. http://www.csiro.au/resources/pf16h I'm not aware of any Python spatial stats library, but you can easily compute things like nearest-neighbour distribution statistics for a quick assessment of whether a point pattern is clustered, completely random, or ...
GeographicLib (written by me) includes a utility GeoConvert to convert between UTM/MGRS/Lat+Long. If you want to try it out before downloading it, use the online version of GeoConvert. The algorithm used by GeographicLib is an extension of Krüger's 1912 series. The derivation is given in this 2011 paper in the Journal of Geodesy. You can download a ...
Never tried it, but here is NVIZ. All you need is QGIS, which you can download for Ubuntu Linux.
You could simply add a dem file as *.tif in blender with the "import image as plane" addon. See this post where you can see how i made some high resolution 3d maps using a dem in blender: -> http://gis.stackexchange.com/a/80842/24809 After loading the dem into blender you can also edit it as you can edit an image.
nviz is not a standalone application, it is part of GRASS GIS, for 3D visualization and animation. If you want to export rasters, you need GRASS GIS (or GRASS in QGIS). You can export DEMs in various file formats, including Terragen Heightfield (.ter), VTK, PovRay, xyz, etc. You can also use Paraview to open the VTK files and export them to other various ...
My suggestion is to extract the XY coordinates of your points based on whatever GIS you are using, then measure the entropy of your point distribution in a given extent. See wikipedia for details about entropy. There is a Python module (pyentropy)for advanced tools
Welcome to GIS.SE. The go-to tool for MGRS is usually GeoTrans. If you want a nice map viewer that supports display in both MGRS and Lat/Long (and UTM), try FalconView (which uses GeoTrans underneath). If you are on Windows, there are pre-built installers. Make sure you get the version that matches your host operating system (32 or 64 bit) and that you ...
You wont be able to find a plug and play solution, but there are many options if you have the time. Here's a guy to look into, he's got a blog where he plays with Bundler, PMVS2 and all the other nice software and puts it together in a way that makes it reasonably easy to run: http://www.visual-experiments.com/demos/sfmtoolkit/ These guys have a trial, and ...
http://www.arc-team.homelinux.com/arcteam/ppt.php http://ccwu.me/vsfm/ http://www.uni-koeln.de/~al001/airphotose.html That is a start... -jarrett
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