vector map layers in 3d

Malcolm Williamson malcolm at
Tue Jan 24 10:31:43 EST 1995

Hello, Moniek
The d.3d program only works with raster layers. The trick to getting around this
limitation is to create a composite raster layer using the CELL driver. This way
you can make a 3d image of anything that you can normally display in GRASS,
including vectors and even text. You'll find discussion on use of the CELL 
driver in the GRASShopper archives on, or I can e-mail you 
specifics if you have questions.

> Hello,
> Does anyone know if it is allready possible to plot vector map layers or 
> raster map layers with a vector overlay in 3d. Thanks in advance for your 
> answer(s).
> Bye, Moniek Vesseur.

Malcolm D. Williamson - GIS Specialist           E-mail: malcolm at
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies      Telephone: (501) 575-6159
Ozark Rm. 12                                        Fax: (501) 575-5218 
University of Arkansas              
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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