[GRASS-user] Plot 3D Drillholes in Grass GIS

vasilis antoniou vantoniou at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 08:30:05 EDT 2009

I was trying to find related software or a way to work with boreholes
and geological cross sections in grass, not just for the drawing part
but a way to use it for geological analysis.
It's very sad the fact that these modules are not for public use, even
with a stricter licensing than GPL.


On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Thomas Adams <Thomas.Adams at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Casey,
> I was very interested in your original email, so I tried to track down the
> GRASS modules mentioned in the paper you cited. As it turns out the authors
> have written several related papers. While I was able to obtain the other
> papers, I could not locate the software. So, I emailed the authors (Shinji
> Masumoto) and just got a response. Unfortunately, the authors are unwilling
> to release the software into the public domain. I have not specifically
> tried NVIZ visualization as you describe, but I think the 3rd Ed. of "Open
> Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach" covers how to create 3D vectors which can
> be brought into NVIZ to produce what you need.
> Regards,
> Tom
> Casey Vandenberg wrote:
>> I was wondering if anybody is familiar with ways of plotting drill hole
>> data in Grass (i.e. to visualize in NVIZ or to manage attributes, query
>> etc...) based on point features with known dip, strike and azimuth angles.
>> I have come across a paper (Development of Visualization Tools for
>> Geologic Information on Grass GIS) which seems to do just that, however as
>> far as I can tell it has not been released or provided to the Grass
>> Community.
>> If anybody is familiar with anything else, it would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Casey
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