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Date:         Fri, 6 Sep 1996 08:42:54 -0400
Reply-To:     Biological Conservation and GIS <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Biological Conservation and GIS <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Peter Woodbury <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: Looking for 3D GIS programs
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In response to ... >Sounds like a job for Arc/INFO's GRID. I use GRID, but it isn't really 3-D. You can create a "stack" of grids, but they don't really have depth, just a series of 2-D maps. Of course, digital terrain models are supported in GRID, but they are sort of 2.5-D, they have the Z (vertical) direction recorded, and there is a set of terrain modeling functions, but as far as I know, you can't model truly 3-D things like stratigraphy. I'd be interested in what you come up with. Good luck, Peter %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Peter Woodbury Senior Research Specialist Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853-1801 voice (607) 254-1216 fax (607) 254-1242 email [log in to unmask] %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

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