3D raster map (voxel) processing in GRASS
GRASS GIS is one of the few GIS with volume data support. Here data are stored as a 3D raster with a unit volume called a voxel (volume pixel). Voxels are designed to support for example representations of trivariate continuous fields.
Import or creating of volumes
From 3D point data:
You can import 3D ASCII raster data in GRASS voxel format usingor . Note:
- For r3.in.ascii the data need to be plain and properly ordered value data with a header (see the manual for the format).
- In case of regular 3D data (x,y,z,value) in a CSV style file, use r3.in.xyz with method "mean". This only works properly when one value falls into a target voxel.
From 2D raster maps:
You can also create a volume raster model based on 2D raster data by converting 2D raster slices into 3D raster or a 3D volume map based on 2D elevation and value raster maps.
See thefor more details.
Powerful 3D map algebra is implemented in.
A 3D groundwater flow model is implement in.
Cross-sections can be generated with.
Voxels can be interpolated from 3D point dat from.
Volume statistics can be calculated withand .
The GRASS and Paraview:viewer supports voxel visualization. As an alternative, you can use the external Paraview application, see