[postgis-users] Postgis for geology work

Chris Hermansen chris.hermansen at timberline.ca
Thu Jun 12 07:24:34 PDT 2008

Hi Gustavo;

You're certainly starting from the bottom up!  For an application like 
this, why not take a look at GRASS?  For at least part of the work?  You 
can export your data to PostGIS when the mood strikes you.

Take a look at http://grass.itc.it/grid3d/

Alternatively, if you're determined to write a bunch of code to work in 
conjunction with PostGIS, maybe some of that code already exists in GRASS.

Gustavo Ces wrote:
> Hi all,
>     i want to use PostGis for geological work ( fluid 
> diffusion,stratigraphy, boreholes, mining...). I was searching in Inet 
> but seems there are no tools, data models,... So my alternative is to 
> integrate different softwares with python and a database schema. Of 
> course, i have to work with 3d geometries ( i´ve read the last thread 
> about x3d)... the problem is to operate in a 3d environment.. I´ve got 
> to separate visualization and operations ( make something and then 
> visualize in browser or other software ). For example, work with 
> geometries in a 3d draw environment then export to Postgis with 
> Cam2Camp tools and then make some python scripts to calculate what i 
> want ( volumes, horizontal and vertical sections, distribution of 
> materials, grid creations,integration with numerical models... ). And 
> all this into a defined schema to insert boreholes, geophysical, 
> geomorphological and geochemical data and integrate all of them... I´m 
> scared! And it´s not an easy way...
> But before this, any experience?
> Thanks in advance
> Gus
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