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I have this

kind of table

and I'd like to get this kind of view

enter image description here.

i.e. from xy, to get the z value in a 2d drawing and is it possible to get a full 3d view ?

I spent like 1 hour on internet but can't achieve that.

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    – underdark
    Nov 29 '17 at 21:49
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QGIS is at present a 2D GIS program in terms of display. To view Y and Z as shown in your image you would have to replace the standard X, Y. At that point, the spatial components (and benefits) of the data is lost. You may be able to keep the X, Y, Z and use a profile tool, but the ones I've seen use a raster for input rather than a series of points.

Since you are already in Excel with your data (according to your title), I suggest you make a simple scatter plot using the Excel chart tools. Since this is a GIS forum, I won't go into details or discuss Excel 3D scatterplots.

For a 3D view in GIS, you can import the CSV to QGIS (Layer --> Add Layer --> Add Delimited Text Layer). Install the qgis2threejs plugin (Plugins --> Manage and Install Plugins --> enter in search bar and install). The plugin will appear under the Web menu in QGIS. This plugin uses JavaScript and WebGL to create a 3D website. The website is then viewed in a browser (Chrome or FireFox seem to do better than IE at present) - not in QGIS itself.

Expect to spend some time fiddling around. It can take longer than an hour to get accustomed to the software and work out the nuances.

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I think, you should just import csv file to GIS (Qgis or ArcGIS) and add Z values. Something like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkixWXu5jJE

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    Please summarize the main concept here, otherwise this answer might turn useless when the links break.
    – underdark
    Nov 29 '17 at 21:49

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