185 articles LP360 Tools, Tips and Workflows

Information regarding the tools available in LP360.

Loss of Conflation Features

  Sometimes, when a Conflation Type Point Cloud Task is executed for multiple features, it can appear to delete executed features when the feature type is changed.  This occurs when the PCT is configured to run using Tool Geometry and the Output mode is “Append”, and the user changes the type of feature being created.…

Classify by Feature as a Surface

One use of the Classify by Feature functionality is that you can apply a buffer to the feature and reclassify the points that fall within the XY buffer.  If you use the feature as a surface instead then it activates the buffer in the Z axis, instead of the XY. When your input shape is 3D…

LP360 2017.1 Feature Matrix

LP360 is a family of point cloud exploitation tools for both native Windows (“standalone”) and the ArcGIS® desktop platform. LP360 for ArcGIS is the world’s most popular point cloud (such as LIDAR and dense image matching) visualization, editing and information extraction tool set for ArcGIS®. It is available directly from GeoCue Group Inc.1 (www.geocue.com) and…

ASCII Raster Files (*.asc)

As taken from the ArcView™ 3.2 Help System The ASCII Raster File format is a simple format that can be used to transfer raster data between various applications. It is basically a few lines of header data followed by lists of cell values. The header data includes the following keywords and values: ncols – number…

Binary Raster Files (*.flt)

As taken from the ArcView™ 3.2 Help System The Binary Raster File format is a simple format that can be used to transfer raster data between various applications. It consists of two files, the IEEE floating-point file and a supporting ASCII header file. The header file must have the same name as the data file,…

Add Raster Files to LP360

In the standalone version of LP360 one may add raster files using the ‘Raster Tab’ of the ‘Add Files’ dialog. Then navigate to the desired Raster file(s). The following are the currently supported raster file formats: TIF (*.tif) JPEG (*.jpg) PNG (*.png) GIF (*.gif) BMP (*.bmp) MrSID (*.sid) JP2000 (*.jp2) ECW (*.ecw) IMG (*img) Binary…

Rail Extraction Tools in LP360

LP360 includes tools to automatically extract a rail alignment (centerline) feature as a polyline as well as classify “top of rail” from LAS files derived from Laser Intensity Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) points.  This feature is implemented as a semi-automated Point Cloud Task (PCT) and is available in the Advanced version of both LP360 for…

Draw operation failed for at least one layer (23021)

Symptom: Receive a message in the lower left corner of LP360 indicating that the “Draw operation failed for at least one layer (23021)”. Probable Resolution: At least one of the layers in your Table of Contents (TOC) is a WMS layer but your project layer has no Current Coordinate System (SRS) or an unknown Current Coordinate…

LP360 Tool Guides

There are many tools and keyboard shortcuts that exist within the LP360 product suite, including LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360 for Windows, LP360 for sUAS, and LP360 for GeoCue. Remembering all of them and where to find them may prove difficult, particularly for beginner or casual users. To help we’ve created tool guides that provide the…

Ground targets for horizontal check for LIDAR data collection

An important evaluation to make when performing a QAQC analysis of a LIDAR data set is a control point comparison. Typically, this refers to checking the vertical accuracy of a LIDAR data set. In regards to vertical check/control point location: “Unlike horizontal checkpoints, vertical checkpoints are not necessarily required to be clearly defined or readily…