Monochromatic/Hillshade Displays in LP360

We have added a new monochromatic display mode in LP360 as well as rearranged the hillshade options to a more logical arrangement. A monochromatic display is just what it implies – a solid, single color display of all points regardless of attributes such as class or return number.  This mode of display is ideal for…

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An Introduction to LAS File Analyst

In 2016 we added a very powerful new tool to LP360 (standalone version) called Feature Analyst.  This is a tabular-driven tool that synchronizes a table view of Features, Feature Parts and Vertices with their graphical representation in the Map and Profile views.  This tool has improved the creation, editing and quality checking of features such…

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A Comparison of Volumetric Workflows – LP360, PhotoScan and Pix4D

In the last quarter of 2016, we introduced (under our AirGon brand) the Bring Your Own Drone (BYOD) Mapping Kit.  This kit contains all the software one needs to turn a low-cost drone such as a Phantom 4 Pro or an Inspire 2 with x4s camera into a serious mapping platform. Our presales technical team…

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LP360 Software Update Guide

A brief overview of the installation process when updating LP360 is as follows: If using a license server, update the license server first. From the LP360 License Administrator, on the Availability tab, select “Check for Software Updates”. From the link at the top of the “CD Key Information and Software Updates” page that opens download the…

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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…

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Thinning Feature Vertices in LP360

We have lot of LP360 customers with a variety of disparate feature collection and editing needs.  To begin to address these needs, we introduced a completely new set of Feature Edit tools in the 2016/2017 releases of LP360 (standalone).  Last month I introduced the new Feature Analyst tool that will be available in LP360 2017.1…

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LP360 and Topolyst Feature Analyst

Feature Analyst is an exciting new tool that will appear in LP360/Topolyst 2016.2.  To motivate this discussion, I will provide a synopsis of a few use cases for Feature Analyst here.  A detailed look at these cases is presented at the end of this article.  Examples of tests you will be able to perform with…

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Automatic Stockpile Toe Extraction

LP360 includes a Point Cloud Task (PCT) that will automatically digitize the toe of a clean stockpile and can allow for the classification of overhead structures such as conveyors.  This tool saves considerable time when computing stockpile volumetrics. A “clean” stockpile is one with a clear demarcation of the boundary from a 3D perspective that…

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WMS Layers in LP360

WMS (Web Map Service) is an OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) standard which is widely supported: http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms WMS layers can be added into LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360, Mission Planner, LIDAR Server and Reckon. LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360 and Mission Planner all display WMS data as a layer. These different programs provide users the ability to display…

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Tips for Defining Stockpile Toes

We have added quite a few tools to LP360 (Standalone)/Topolyst aimed at small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) data processing (and small area LIDAR, of course).  Here are a few tips for defining stockpile toes for volumetric computations.  Automatic Toe Extraction with Overhead: You will note that the automatic toe extraction Point Cloud Task (LP360 Advanced…

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