DJI Drones for Mapping: DJI Phantom 4 Pro and the DJI Inspire

There are lots of drones to choose from for mapping purposes, but a couple of stand-outs from DJI are the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2.  They both provide excellent flight times and they also have mechanical shutters.  This is important to eliminate the geometric distortions inherent with electronic rolling shutters, which are typical…

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Monochromatic/Hillshade Displays in LP360

We have added a new monochromatic display mode in LP360 as well as rearranged the hillshade options to a more logical arrangement. A monochromatic display is just what it implies – a solid, single color display of all points regardless of attributes such as class or return number.  This mode of display is ideal for…

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Group Classification Tools Enable New Analysis Methods in TerraScan

Beginning in 2017, additional grouping tools were introduced to enable new methods of conducting above ground classifications, beyond the usual classification routines.  These tools rely on group logic – grouping above ground points with probable relationships with the goal of designating a single group of points per physical object. In short, the usual classification routines…

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Synchronize Views: Camera Options

TerraScan provides from the ability to synchronize MicroStation views by making one view dependent on a master view.  The dependent view then updates when the master view changes.  One advantage of this tool is that it allows the visualization of the same location using different attributes simultaneously, which can be extremely useful for quality assurance/quality…

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Silent Install Option for GeoCue Client and CuePacs

The GeoCue Server has no option to do silent install of it or any of its components. However, as of GeoCue 2017 one may once again use silent installs for the GeoCue Client and CuePacs. GeoCue Client Installation Batch File GeoCue LIDAR 1 CuePac Installation Batch File

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Classifying by Groups in TerraScan

Beginning in 2014, some grouping tools were introduced to TerraScan.  Those tools applied to mobile LIDAR applications as they were aimed at classifying moving cars and trees. In late 2016, additional grouping tools were introduced to enable a new method of conducting above ground classifications in airborne LIDAR datasets beyond the standard classification routines.  Prior…

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An Introduction to LAS File Analyst

In 2016 we added a very powerful new tool to LP360 (standalone version) called Feature Analyst.  This is a tabular-driven tool that synchronizes a table view of Features, Feature Parts and Vertices with their graphical representation in the Map and Profile views.  This tool has improved the creation, editing and quality checking of features such…

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AirGon Sensor Package Software Suite, Redux

The AirGon Sensor Package (ASP) software suite is part of the AirGon software workflow and is used to process Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) information from the AV-900 ASP hardware for Post-Processed Kinematic (PPK) direct geopositioning (wow, that is truly a mouthful!!). Last year we introduced the Bring Your Own Drone (BYOD) Mapping Kit to…

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Download Image Layers from Reckon

In addition to viewing orthos and other image layers in Reckon, users also have the option to download the layer to a local drive.  The following steps describe the process for downloading an image layer from Reckon. Step 1 – User requests an image. In the Table of Contents, left click on desired image layer. Left…

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Summarizing Individual Point Attributes

About Summarizing Individual Point Attributes When using the Point Cloud Statistics Extractor , all attributes of the point cloud can be summarized using basic descriptive statistics such as minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation. The field codes used for each descriptive statistic is ‘MN’, ‘MX’, ‘AV’, and ‘SD’ respectively. The following lists the point attributes…

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