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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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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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MicroStation crash when loading a DGN

Problem: MicroStation crashes, for example, when loading a DGN when MicroStation is configured to automatically load the TSCAN application. Probable Resolution 1: Ensure that MicroStation and TerraScan were installed using the ‘Run as Administrator’ option by re-installing them ensuring to right-click on the setup.exe and select “Run as Administrator”. Probable Resolution 2: Delete the TerraScan…

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Tie Line-based matching for UAS data

The standard workflow for calibrating airborne laser data might not be well suited for laser data gathered by a UAS system due to the nature of how the data was collected. We have adapted the traditional airborne and mobile calibration workflows to this need. Recommended Workflow: Search for tie lines of type Surface based on ground…

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Using FileZilla to Exchange Files with GeoCue Group Support

At times while working with GeoCue Group Support it may become necessary to exchange large files or large numbers of files. We suggest the use of an FTP Client to make this easier. If you don’t have your own, or are not familiar with using an FTP client we suggest using the FileZilla project. FileZilla…

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Measure Verticality of a Feature using TerraScan

Often times users are looking for ways to evaluate the verticality, or the angular position of a feature vs the direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon. In other words, how upright or plumb a feature sits. For instance, poles, support pillars, or walls. Load the laser points into TerraScan Use Draw Vertical Section…

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