Fast TIN option’s influence on Contours

When generating contours from a gridded point cloud, issues can arise in the resulting contours.  This can cause horizontal offsets between lines from separate processing blocks resulting in contour lines that are split into multiple segments. Usually, the “Use Fast TIN” option is checked in the Las Properties dialog. The default value. This option uses…

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LP360 Getting Started Guide

Welcome to LP360, a LIDAR extension for ArcGIS® and standalone application for Windows®. This “Getting Started with LP360” booklet will help make your initial use of LP360 as successful as possible. LP360 is an extension plug-in for the ArcGIS® environment. LP360 is a first-of-a-kind software package that allows users of LAS files to use LIDAR…

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Breaklines, Part 2 – Contours

In the previous issue of LP360 News, I introduced the use of Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN) for modeling point derived elevation data as well as the basic concepts of “soft” breaklines. I realized when writing that first article that it is probably a useful exercise to review contours. Thus this part II article will be…

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Breaklines, Part 1 – An Introduction

One of the more powerful capabilities within LP360 is breakline capture and enforcement. In fact, many LIDAR production shops use LP360 as their tool of choice for supplementing point cloud data (derived from LIDAR or correlated imagery) with breaklines. But what are breaklines and how should they be used? Over the next several issues of…

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