TerraModeler: Automating Volumetric Reporting

When producing volume reports, TerraModeler, as with all Terrasolid software follows a convention of producing ASCII reports. These reports can then be easily integrated into formats desired to produce respectable deliverable reports. In the case of volume reporting, TerraModeler supports a nice and easy reporting method using an external application that replaces multiple values in…

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River Flattening in TerraModeler, Part II

In the January 2016 Newsletter, we presented one way to accomplish river flattening using TerraModeler. In this article, we introduce an updated approach to this process, which should be more efficient. Hydro-flattening is a common requirement when it comes to delivering surface models to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (NED). According to…

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River Flattening in TerraModeler

Hydro-flattening is a common requirement when it comes to delivering surface models to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Elevation Dataset (NED). According to the USGS LIDAR Base Specification Version 1.2, a hydro-flattened surface refers to a specific kind of digital elevation model (DEM) that is required for inclusion in the NED. A hydrologically flattened…

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Register for an evaluation license for Terrasolid software

GeoCue Group is the North American reseller for the Terrasolid software covering the US, Canada and Mexico. If you would like to try out the Terrasolid software before you buy it. Register for an evaluation license by following these steps: Download the latest versions of the desired Terrasolid software modules at https://www.terrasolid.com/ssl/download_software.php. Please note that the…

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What’s new in Terrasolid over the past year?

Unlike most software vendors Terrasolid makes progressive releases of their software modules over the course of a calendar year. The calendar year in turn corresponds directly with the maintenance cycle for the products. Hence, once a year all users must renew their maintenance and move on to the current year major release (for example, v015…

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TerraModeler: Contour generation appears to not work

KBA-01040-J2X7B3 Problem The resulting contour design files are empty, or the contours are being generated as if there are no breaklines. Solution A couple of things to review: Verify that a classification routine, using a buffer and/or with closed shapes, to presumably the water or buffer class has been run on those laser points which…

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