199 articles LP360 Tools, Tips and Workflows

Information regarding the tools available in LP360.

DZ Surface Value Computation

The Export Wizard can be used to compare the relative accuracy of returns from overlapping flight lines.  Using the ‘Surface’ Export Type, the ‘Point Insertion’ Surface Method , and the ‘dz Images’ Surface Attribute, will produce a useful visual representation of the vertical mismatch from flight line to flight line. This tool creates cells with…

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LDExport – An LP360 Command Line Executable

LP360 has several very useful command line executable utilities that can be used to simplify different tasks or improve the efficiency of large batch processes when working with substantial amounts of data or repeating processes.  LDExport was added to this utility catalog with 2017.1.  It simplifies the export of LAS points and surfaces, for example…

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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…

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zLAS File Format

Files with a zLAS extension are usually the ESRI proprietary LAS compression format. The ESRI LAS Optimizer improves archiving, sharing, and use of LAS format LIDAR. Optimization is accomplished in several ways: Lossless compression Spatial indexing Statistics generation The compression ratio the optimizer can achieve is typically much better than generic compressors. This is because…

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LP360 Command Line Executables

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. These executables may be run: Via an MS-DOS style batch scripts By configuring corresponding commands and checklist steps within the GeoCue workflow software to take advantage of the command…

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Point Cloud Tasks

Point Cloud Tasks What is a Point Cloud Task (PCT)? A function (Extract ground, Conflate Line) that operates on points and/or vectors. A task can be a filter and/or an extractor. A filter classifies or changes the classification values for points (e.g. classify ground). An extractor extracts information from the point cloud data into vector,…

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Edit ShapeFile Attributes in LP360 Standalone

Beginning with version 2017.1 of LP360, users have the capability to edit the attributes (Add fields and values) of shapefiles. In LP360, fields are added/removed via the Schema Editor and values modified using Feature Analyst: The Schema editor is used to manage the fields of the shapefile, hence it is used to add/remove fields: A…

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Classification in LP360 Using Shapefiles

Classify by Features is a useful way of assigning classifications to points using a spatial relationship to other features. Any vector layer that exists in the Map can be used to classify points that are either within a specified distance of polygon, linear, or point features or any points completely within a polygon feature. 1.…

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Error: Failed to find an input LAS file (27274)

When attempting to use the LDMerge.exe it fails with “Error: Failed to find an input LAS file (27274)”. This error is caused by the failure to specify the input files on the command line.  The usage indicates this requirement to specify the input files by the “las_files” designation, but it is easily missed by users.…

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Generate Points for Waterbodies in LP360

Introduction In many cases there are not many LIDAR returns from the surface of waterbodies, and sometimes none at all. In some situations, it is useful to have points that can represent the surface of these waterbodies. LP360 can be used to generate points for these areas and mark them as synthetic points. Methodology Generate…

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