LP360 Installation Guide

This document covers the installation, registration and licensing for the LP360 family of products, LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360 (64-bit), LP360 for sUAS, and LPViewer. LP360 Installation Guide 2017.1

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LP360 Rail Extraction Tools for LIDAR

The LP360 Rail Extraction tools for LIDAR data automatically extract a rail alignment (centerline) vector as well as classify “top of rail”. This feature is implemented as a semi-automated Point Cloud Task (PCT) and is available in the Advanced version of both LP360 for ArcGIS® and LP360 for Windows® (the standalone version of LP360). We recommend…

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Automatic Building Classification

So you have received LIDAR data and you really need to classify all those buildings in a timely fashion. The LP360 Planar Point Filter is an automatic process for classifying planar surfaces such as buildings. Located in the Point Cloud Task tab of the Table of Contents window of LP360, you can quickly set up…

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LP360 2014.1 to Release in July

We will be releasing the first major version of LP360 for calendar year 2014 in July. This will encompass the experimental (EXP) releases of 2014 as well as new features we have added since our last EXP release. We have done the usual “keeping up with the changes” sorts of accommodations such as full support…

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Using Base Maps in ArcGIS

Did you know that Base Maps are available in ArcMap 10.1 and 10.2? You can use this feature to display a backdrop image or road map, providing context for LIDAR data processing (see Figure 1). This is a coal pile area at the Tennessee Valley Authorities’ (TVA) Widows Creek fossil fuel generation facility near Stevenson,…

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Classification Point Filter Shortcuts

The Classification Point Filter is used often throughout LP360 as part of the set-up routine for many different tasks. For example, many of the Point Cloud Tasks (PCT) require you to use this filter to select the classification source points that are either included or excluded when setting up and executing a PCT task. Classification…

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LP360 Tools in the Arc Toolbox

LP360 for ArcGIS contains a set of tools which only appear in the ArcToolbox, however, the LP360 for ArcGIS installer does not automatically put these tools into your toolbox. After installing LP360 for ArcGIS you must follow the procedure below in order to enable the tools in the LP360 toolbox: Define LAS File Projection – Define…

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Breaklines, Part 3 – Z Conflation

As we have discussed in the last two issues of LP360 News, breaklines are two- or three-dimensional graphic data (points, lines, polygons) that we introduce into an elevation model to alter the topology. When working with Geographical Information System (GIS) models, we nearly always model complex, irregular elevation data as a Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN).…

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LP360 Has a Set of Four Tools Accessed Via ArcToolbox

LP360 has a set of four tools that can be accessed via ArcToolbox. Detailed instructions for adding the LP360 toolbox can be found in the LP360 Installation Guide under “Adding LP360 Tools to ArcGIS Toolbox”. A simplified set of instructions can be found here. These tools are available with LP360 for ArcGIS and require an LP360…

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Copy Symbology from one Window to Another

Do you ever get irritated that you have to enter your symbology information/settings into each view window? The Copy Legends dialog (Figure 1) is the answer you are looking for. The LP360 Copy Legends dialog allows you to quickly copy the LIDAR display and symbology settings such as elevation, classification, point source, and return combinations…

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