[Qgis-developer] QGIS and 3D

giulianc51 giulianc51 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 03:46:55 PST 2014

hi all,

I'm new to the QGIS; 

I like to explore the capabilities of QGIS towards 3D performances,
I intend vector 3D;

I think of:
- visualization (orthogonal, axonometric and perspective views)
- sections (along with any plane, canonic or skew)
- volume and surface calculation
and so on;

I know that these operations are already possibile with raster layers 
and I did'nt intend to propose a flame for the primality of vector
and/or raster;

I think only to analyze and eventually build some tools for managing 3D
models, leaving to the user the choice of vector / raster selection;

I think that the possibility of managing, georeferencing and analyse
point clouds from laserscanner, sfm, etc, could be an interesting

From that point of view I'm curious of the presence in the QGIS API of
some features 3D: Line3D, Point3D, QgsTINInterpolator, Vector3D;
because I dont know the C/C++ and I can't see the original
documentation, where can I find some documentation in pythonish mode
(the pyqgis cookbook doesnt treat that subject) ? Which are the
development purposes about 3D?

sorry for my bad english, thanks in advance, best regards,

giuliano curti
melegnano, milano, italia

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