QGIS 3D: current state and future plans

Lutra Consulting

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QGIS 3D native rendering has been introduced since QGIS 3.0, thanks for the funding we received from QGIS.org. Over the past couple of years, we have added several features and enhancements.

QGIS 3D can now render raster, vector and mesh layers. Depending on the data or geometry type, there are various method of visualising and styling the 3D data. In this talk, we will go through:
- Supported 3D data formats
- Sources (repositories/download sites and services) where to get 3D data from
- Global and per layer configuration options
- 3D rendering options (symbology/styling, rule based renderer)
- Thematic maps with data-defined extrusions and the rule-based renderer
- Drape 2D-data to 2.5d with Processing and a DTM
- Animating a movie based on key frames
- Printing 3D in a layout

The features we'd like to develop in future will include:
- Rendering of point cloud
- Enhancing the 3D rendering performance
- Support for globe