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3d georeferencing

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04-19-2011 02:29 AM


I need to insert images(rasters) on a certain elevation. Is it possible to read x,y and z coordinate of the insertion point from world file (tfw, jgw)?

I can do it manually in the dialog box, though. However, I would like to read the elevation as well as X and Y from a world file.

Thanks for your suggestions,


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Re: 3d georeferencing

04-19-2011 04:59 AM in reply to: matejt

I've never dealt with JGW or TFW file that contain elevations. Do you have a sample we could look at?



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Re: 3d georeferencing

04-19-2011 05:01 AM in reply to: matejt

Look at using the MAP3D Data Connect and the raster/surface provider. Or look at the drape features of Civil3D if you have a surface already created.

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Re: 3d georeferencing

04-19-2011 09:30 AM in reply to: matejt

Thank you!

I am aware of draping... in my case, it would be easier and more appropriate to insert image on certain x,y,z position, since images are small and there are a lot of them.

I'd like to emphasize again that this is easily achieved manually, one by one entering z-value in the mapiinsert dialog box for every image. If I could read Z-value from my world files where the 2d positions are defined, that would be great!

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Re: 3d georeferencing

04-19-2011 09:33 AM in reply to: matejt

I don't think this is possible out-of-the-box.


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