[Freegis-list] free 3D viewer
viveka.weiley at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 00:02:16 CET 2005
On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 19:54:15 +0200, Joseph Berry <js.berry at gmail.com> wrote:
> i'm trying to find a free software instead of ESRI's 3D analyst.
> i use VTP but trying to find a simpler 3D viewer to view shp in 3D
> should i try working with GRASS or do you have any other suggestions.
if you just want to view shape files in 3D, you can use VRML/X3D.
There's a free converter here: http://www.my3d.com/ShapeViz.php
VRML has a lot of geospatial goodness these days, with the GeoVRML
extensions. Now that VRML has been replaced by X3D, this is called
"X3D Geospatial Profile" or something.
Then you can view your file in any VRML viewer:
If you want to do some cute tricks with your data, like integrating it
with a geospatial database and interactively placing objects from
within the 3D view, or writing and searching with metadata, then you
can try our 3map tools - http://www.ping.com.au - all Free & Open
Source Software, based on VRML/X3D, mySQL and Java.
Viveka Weiley, Karmanaut.http://www.karmanaut.com
For a Free Geospace: http://www.planet-earth.org | http://www.ping.com.au
VR on the Mac: http://www.MacWeb3D.org
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