Tips for Building Classification

When running the Classify Building routine, for best results one should typically keep in mind the following: The building routine should be run on elevation stratified point classes. May be best to classify all points for one type of buildings into a single vegetation class, such as medium vegetation The class should straddle just below the lowest…

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Deduce by time in TerraScan returns 0

Problem: When running the Line -> Deduce by Time or Deduce by Time macro action it always returns zero when there appears to be trajectories that align with the laser data. Probable Solution #1: Identify a point in the main TerraScan window. Look at the timestamp for that point. You may have to turn on the…

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GeoCue Adds Project Archiving in v2017 Release

One of the common requests we receive from our GeoCue users is to add the ability to archive or off-line projects when they are completed.  Once a project has been completed and fully delivered to the customer, it needs to be transferred effectively out of production operations to an enterprise data archive.  Archiving a completed…

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Thinning Feature Vertices in LP360

We have lot of LP360 customers with a variety of disparate feature collection and editing needs.  To begin to address these needs, we introduced a completely new set of Feature Edit tools in the 2016/2017 releases of LP360 (standalone).  Last month I introduced the new Feature Analyst tool that will be available in LP360 2017.1…

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Terrasolid Licensing for v017

Happy new year! With the new year upon us we want to provide some important information about the Terrasolid product licenses. Each year Terrasolid releases a major version change.  Note that this isn’t a major release in the traditional sense as Terrasolid releases incremental releases of the software packages on a continual basis which add…

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Remove overviews from image

Problem: When loading an orthophoto image into LP360/Topolyst no image is displayed, yet when you zoom in it becomes visible. Modifying the LP360 image display properties shows the image extents properly and the header checks out. Probable resolution: We suspect that the overviews in the image file are corrupt/invalid. One can use the GDAL tool to…

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Collection shapes

Sometimes it can be useful to extract groups of points and gain useful information from them.  There are many ways to accomplish this and one way is through the use of Collection Shapes.  These shapes can be used to produce output files where logical groups of points are put together.  Typical collection shape types used…

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Creating project blocks for a corridor

Building a Simple Corridor We will use an example of building a road corridor.  For this exercise, we have created a new project in the NAD 83, Zone 16 N meters horizontal coordinate system and ellipsoid, meters for the vertical system.  To this project we added a reference raster layer and imported the Madison County…

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Enabling CONNECT in GeoCue 2014 SP5

Service pack 5 for GeoCue 2014 enables some capabilities to process your LASA v1.4 files from start to finish using TerraScan for CE. We leverage GeoCue’s ability to launch a TerraScan project for an external application and a registry edit to direct GeoCue to use the TerraSlave for CE. To facilitate use the links below…

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