With the new version of Qgis ( 2.16) it is stated that the extension was rewritten globe .

Is it possible to extrude a vector layer with a height parameter and if it is possible to have the procedure?

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  • Informations that I found on the website of Qgis about extension Globe Feature: Globe: Extrude objects Allow extruding objects into the 3rd dimension. Either by a fixed value or by an attribute or expression. This feature was developed by Matthias Kuhn
    – JC_Barret
    Jul 21, 2016 at 8:11
  • I have tried the 64bits version .... not the 32bits ....
    – JC_Barret
    Jul 21, 2016 at 8:16

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I've been trying to get the extrusion to work as well, and the closest thing I've found so far is this: Right click on the layer in qgis, go to Properties, and there should be a 'Globe' section you can play around with.

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You might need to set the height as 10*z or 10*height or something like that. Again, I've tried applying this to my own dataset but it hasn't worked much. Would love to know if you can get it to work.

  • Hello Thank you for the tip of the globe properties in the geographic layer , I had not thought of ! After testing with a fixed value , extrusion works! By an expression : 1 * ' the name of the column height of the layer ' , extrusion also works with different heights !! (Do not put the symbol = front ) .
    – JC_Barret
    Jul 22, 2016 at 8:08
  • I didn't find globe option in layer properties (using qgis 3.8.0) I am looking for something related to height/extrusion but through programming and there are different height for different polygons. Please can you help here gis.stackexchange.com/questions/337530/… Oct 3, 2019 at 5:09
  • The globe option requires the globe plugin, but that doesn't seem to be come with my qgis 3.8 installation either, and I'm not sure if it's available in qgis versions >3. Perhaps try the steps at gis.stackexchange.com/questions/202260/…?
    – weiji14
    Oct 9, 2019 at 1:35

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