TerraModeler: Contour generation appears to not work

KBA-01040-J2X7B3 Problem The resulting contour design files are empty, or the contours are being generated as if there are no breaklines. Solution A couple of things to review: Verify that a classification routine, using a buffer and/or with closed shapes, to presumably the water or buffer class has been run on those laser points which…

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Improve Communication Across Your Production Team Using Automatic Email Alerts

“What do you mean the elevation data isn’t ready? I have orthos that have to be delivered by Friday! Why wasn’t I told there was a slip in schedule? The customer is going to be pissed.” Sound familiar? As anybody who has been in this industry for a while will tell you, investing in cutting-edge…

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Mid-Pulse Blues

We have been doing a lot of experimenting with various airplane and camera configurations for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). We are very interested in the effect of camera quality on metric analysis. For example, does a better lens yield a more accurate surface model when extracting a dense image matching point cloud using an…

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Intensity Based Range Corrections

Intensity is an important piece of information that is collected by laser scanner systems. The intensity value is the strength of the return pulse, or the amount of energy returning to the system. The intensity is influenced by a number of factors, including the reflectivity of the target, where, highly reflective targets, such as paint…

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New Features in LP360 2014.1

As I looked over previous issues of GeoCue Group News, I noticed that we announced in June that we would release LP360 2014.1 in late July! Well, obviously that did not happen. I made the decision in July to postpone the release while we added tools to measure LIDAR vertical accuracy and orthophoto horizontal accuracy…

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Terrasolid: Installation Failed

Problem An error message is received attempting to install Terrasolid software that states something akin to “Failed to write file C:\terra\ma\tscan.dll”. Solution MicroStation and/or the product is still open on the machine. Close MicroStation, then retry the Terrasolid software installation. Additional Comments If you have any questions about the information provided in this article please…

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LP360: TCP Channel Protocol Violation

Problem The following warning message is displayed when attempting to set-up the floating license client:”Successfully completed setting up the floating license client but having trouble contacting the specified License Server. (24284) ERROR: TCP channel protocol violation: expecting preamble.” Solution The error concerning TCP Channel Protocol violation is likely occurring due to either: incompatible LP360 versions,…

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