Determine Shutter Interval

    Airgon generally recommends using a shutter interval (amount of time the shutter is open) of 1/800th second for typical drone mapping flight plans.  However, as flight speed increases and/or GSD decreases, a faster shutter speed (shorter shutter interval) may be required to prevent motion blur. The proper shutter interval for a situation can…

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AirGon Quick Tip

If you are not accustomed to survey techniques, this is a quick tip for speeding up visits to repetitive sites. The AirGon Loki Direct Geopositioning system is a huge time saver when it comes to drone survey work.  Loki reduces or eliminates the need for ground control points (but please, always have a reliable way…

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TerraScan: Tree Database Tools

Introduction Commonly, municipalities are responsible for the management of trees in public spaces, such as parks, the landscape of city buildings, along streets, and in road medians. These trees need to be located, identified, measured and monitored over time. With this information, the city can evaluate and sustain the health and safety of their trees…

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Embankment Contour Generation

Problem: Contours don’t seem to represent the side of an embankment very well. In this situation, the horizontal position error is greater than the vertical error resulting in a surface that does not truly represent the embankment. If contours were to be generated then this would result in “spikey” or “jagged” lines that do not…

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Creating a 2D Feature with Elevation Attributes

With the release of LP360 v2017.1 we began recommending that users create their breaklines using LP360 instead of the previous recommendation of using the LP360 Sketch tool in LP360 for ArcGIS. One common question that has come up is how does one create a flat 2D feature and put the summarize Z results in the…

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What’s New in Terrasolid – Feb 2018

The following are the highlights of the new features that have been added to the Terrasolid software between February 2017 and February of 2018, and can be found in the version 018 releases. New Features in TerraScan Feb 2018 Import Scanner Positions for Trajectories Slope Coloring in Export Raster Images Clear Group by Class Label…

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Bentley CONNECTION Client

When you install one of the Bentley CONNECT products (MicroStation CONNECT, PowerDraft CONNECT, or OpenRoads Designer CONNECT) for use with the Terrasolid products Bentley always installs a Bentley CONNECTION Client. The CONNECTION client then pops up and wants you to login to your Bentley services account every time you open a design file. We have…

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Terrasolid Product Installation & Setup Guide

This guide provides information on how to install, register and configure your Terrasolid products and licenses. Installing TerraSolid Products Guide v018   Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Invoice……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 About Terrasolid OY…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1 About GeoCue Group……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Downloading the Installation Packages…………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 Bentley MicroStation Based Packages……………………………………………………………………………… 2 Microsoft Windows Based Packages……………………………………………………………………………….. 4 Installing the Products………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 Registering…

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TerraScan Key-in Commands

Most of the tools in TerraScan can be started by entering a key-in command in the MicroStation Key-in line. The Browse Key-in option of the Key-in line can be used to find out the syntax of a key-in command. To bring up the key-in dialog press enter in an active MicroStation view window. If you…

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Terrasolid Tool Guides

There are many tools that exist within the Terrasolid product suite, including TerraScan, TerraModeler, TerraMatch, TerraPhoto and TerraSurvey. Remembering all of the tools and where to find them may prove difficult, particularly for beginner or casual users. To help we’ve created tool guides that provide the names of all the tools on each Terrasolid toolbar. These guides…

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