How to Call LP360 Command Line Executable Programs in a Python Script

LP360 has several command line executable style programs that assist with productivity for different tasks, particularly when working with large amounts of data or repeating processes. One way of using these commands is by incorporating them into MS-DOS style batch scripts. Another is by configuring corresponding commands and checklist steps within the GeoCue workflow software…

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MicroStation Level Manager

In newer versions of MicroStation Bentley removed the requirement that levels need to be assigned a number, hence one may see a level have only a name. Some of the newer TerraScan functions support this by providing a dropdown list of the available levels in the design file. However, many older tools have yet to be updated to support…

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Enabling Deprecated Geoids

When updated Geoid models are released by NGS, GeoCue is updated to reflect these changes. The previous geoids still exist within the program, they are however disabled. We do this because NGS states for example that, “When using the geoid models, please be advised that GEOID12B should supersede previous models GEOID12 and GEOID12A.” If there…

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Adding a Custom Horizontal Coordinate System in GeoCue

There may be times when a user needs to add a custom horizontal coordinate system to the program. This option can be done within GeoCue. Initial steps Generate a custom PRJ file to reflect the new custom coordinate system There are a couple of options how to accomplish this Copy a current PRJ file and…

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Tips for using the Compare with Reference

A few things to keep in mind when using TerraScan’s Compare with Reference tool for change detection: Compare with Reference tool only works on loaded points The first step in debugging your settings is to make sure that TerraScan is loading points from the reference project when you open a block in the active project…

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Compare with Reference

The Compare with Reference command (TerraScan Main Window -> Tools -> Compare with reference) compares two laser data sets from the same location. It classifies locations where the two data sets differ from each other. This is useful to locate places where buildings or other objects have been built or destroyed, trees have grown or…

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Missing Datum Transformation due to Geoid

While creating a new layer in a GeoCue project you may see a Missing Datum Transformation dialog appear. The missing datum transformation means that GeoCue does not have a predefined transformation path between the horizontal datum of the layer and the project’s horizontal datum, or the vertical datum’s defined horizontal datum. In most cases that we…

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