Raster Bit Depth

GeoCue, Terrasolid and LP360 can all output Raster files with different Bit Depths. The bit depth (sometimes called pixel depth) of a cell determines the range of values that a particular raster file can store, which is based on the formula 2n (where n is the bit depth). For example, an 8-bit raster can have…

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Determining Intensity Values in LP360

Intensity values can be determined within LP360 in a couple of ways. Identify Tool: The identify tool can be used to determine the intensity value for any given point that is currently loaded into LP360. LP360 Point Cloud Statistics LP360’s Point Cloud Statistics Point Cloud Task, can be used to determine the minimum, maximum, average and…

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What’s New in Terrasolid – Feb 2016

The newest features within the Terrasolid products that have been added to the Terrasolid version 016 software between February 2015 and February of 2016. New Features: 64-Bit Terrasolid Applications Feb 2016 Single biggest feature and effort All LIDAR related applications released Same license as 32-bit applications Both versions may be used on the same computer…

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Environment Builder – Changing Entity Colors

GeoCue Environment Builder allow users to modify or extend GeoCue Environments. The Symbology option within Environment Builder allows the user to specify different symbology (color, weight, style) for different entity types. The GeoCue Environment Builder User Guide provides additional information concerning changing symbology.

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Vectorize Buildings Parameters

The Vectorize Buildings tool located within TerraScan is used to generate 3D building models based upon the loaded LIDAR data. The tool will generate MicroStation cell elements, which contain shapes for each roof plane, possibly roof sides, which determine the roof’s thickness and wall shapes for each outer roof edge. Parameters Roof Class The roof…

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Setting the Thread Count

Threads enable the Terrasolid products to utilize more than one processor core at a time. The number utilized is dependent upon the specific function and up to the maximum threads specified. The instructions below are specified for use with the TerraScan product, but can be set-up to be used with any of the Terrasolid products.…

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Terrasolid Hardware and Software Requirements

TerraScan is built on top of MicroStation. You must have a computer system capable of running this CAD software. Terrasolid products are MicroStation based packages (MDL’s) and will run on either MicroStation CONNECT Edition (10.00.00.25), MicroStation v08.05.xxx (2004 Edition: 08.05.xxx), MicroStation v8i (08.11.07.443 or later) (Select Series 3, 08.11.09.459, recommended), Bentley PowerCivil v8i (country versions…

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Create artificial (synthetic) points for holes or data gaps

There might be times when there is a desire to create artificial (synthetic) points for holes or data gaps which exist within the LIDAR dataset. For example, lakes or wide rivers, where there are no LIDAR returns. TerraScan has a tool that will generate a grid of points to help fill in the missing data. It…

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