3D in GIS is already here, with more and more data available, and new hardware and sensors for 3D data capture and interaction. The third dimension becomes useful for several use cases and applications, since the technology is now available to achieve full 3D spatial analysis, like 3D intersections, 3D buffers, triangulation and a lot of other data processing capabilities we already use with 2D data. 3D Point clouds from Lidar data, 3D Meshes or TIN, this can now be stored and processed.
With 3D data, an absolute must-have is a nice, fast and smooth rendering of features. Visualization is a key element of a complete vertical software stack of 3D data management.
This presentation will demonstrate the ability to setup and take advantage of a full FOSS4G 3D stack.
Taking data from 3D sensors, or real use-case GIS Open Data, we present the components which can be used together to build the core infrastructure of 3D data management. From data storage to data visualization, through processing and webservices.
* Learn how you can use PostgreSQL and PostGIS latest enhancement to store and process 3D data.
* Discover how you can setup 3D Web Services for data dissemination
* Visualize 3D data with QGIS thanks to the Horao Plugin
* Find out the visualization tools available for your favorite browser (Three.js powered)
Here we are, a full 3D stack, with OpenSource tools. Software components, data formats, protocols and standards, you will get a global picture of the infrastructure available to extract the value out of your 3D data.