This type of plot can be used to display vectors within a measurement space. For example, when doing a kinematic analysis of a measurement instrument the error vectors can be plotted as a function of locations around the instrument. The attached figure shows an example 3D vector plot for a flawed measurement instrument.
Another use for this sort of plot might be 3D plotting of E&M fields. I have also used this sort of plot for showing measurement errors caused by stratified atmosphere.
Attached is the vector file that I create with Prime.