Mapping Urban Drainage with Airborne LIDAR Using LP360

On January 11, 2018, Benjamin H. Houston, P.E., PMP, GISP presented a webinar with GeoCue Group, Inc. on mapping urban drainage with airborne LIDAR using LP360. Benjamin Houston has over 25 years of experience with mapping technologies, both from military applications, environmental conservation and public works. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York and…

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LP360 Features Utility Tool

As many of you who are involved in LIDAR breakline collection know, we added some very nice feature edit tools to the Standard level of LP360 (Windows standalone version).  One of these tools, “Create Features from Selected Features” is a very handy utility tool.  Its basic function is to collect features you have selected with…

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LP360 Software Update Guide

A brief overview of the installation process when updating LP360 is as follows: Download the Latest Release of LP360 2018.1 from LP360 Installers. Run the new installation of LP360 and complete the installation. Be sure to also run the LP360 for ArcGIS (32-bit) version in order to run the LP360 for ArcGIS extension. It is perfectly…

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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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Mapping Mangroves in LP360

A Pennsylvania State University Student Project by Travis Meyer   Introduction Mangroves fulfill an important niche in wetland ecology and play a significant role in modifying the global carbon budget. They harbor and provide shelter for the offspring of many species of water birds, fish, and reptiles, and sequester close to five times the amount…

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Using LP360 Feature Analyst to QA/QC Building Extraction Results

LP360 now has a full set of feature analysis and editing tools for working with the geometries of features – points, lines and polygons – in your project[1].  As often happens with LP360 features, the initial driver for adding this capability was a very specific problem; editing the toes of stockpiles being used in volume…

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Automatic Ground Classification of Dense Point Clouds in LP360

The density of point clouds (usually expressed as points per square meter) is increasing on what seems to be a monthly basis.  This is particularly true of point clouds derived from Dense Image Matching (DIM), the clouds produced from software such as PhotoScan, Pix4D, DroneDeploy and so forth. You can quickly check the density of…

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Case Study – Fixing Time Consuming Inventory Collection

A Case Study from Philips’ Soil Challenge We conduct a core product inventory every quarter for our bark and pumice stockpiles to keep our bookkeeping updated. Our inventory collection methods consisted of simply guessing the volume of each pile (highly inaccurate) or having our loader operator move 5 yards of product at a time (extremely…

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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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Mapping the Battle of Gettysburg – Little Round Top Revealed

GeoCue Group recently partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) in a pilot project to assess culturally significant areas within Gettysburg National Military Park using small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). The area of interest (AOI) for this project was the western face of Little Round Top. Little Round Top was the location of a defensive…

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