Conflation

A Conflation Task defines a set of procedures for digitizing features that extract elevations from a LIDAR surface. A conflation task can be configured to digitize points, polylines, and/or polygon features. The Conflation Method assigned to the conflation task defines how elevations are populated onto the geometry for each feature. LP360 Default Conflation Tasks Summarize Z…

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TerraScan Detect Wires

Detect Wires tool is used to vectorize wires and classify points on wires of a powerline. It draws line string elements in the design file for all detected wires. The tool runs on points loaded into TerraScan. The tool searches points along a catenary curve. Catenary curves are mathematical descriptions of wires that are connected…

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Exported LAS files have coordinate resolution fluff

LP360 always uses a scale of 0.001 when exporting LAS files so as never to degrade the precision of the data. There is no user option like there is in TerraScan or GeoCue to specify the desired resolution and the mechanism that allows LP360 to load “unlimited” LIDAR prevents it from knowing the precision of all of…

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“No license” in LP360 for ArcGIS extension

Symptom In the ArcGIS extension dialog the LP360 extension is checked, but says “no license”. The LP360 toolbar indicates the extension is not licensed either as the red plus symbol is not activated. Checking LP360 License Administrator shows a licenses is available. Probable Resolution Try toggling the LP360 extension on/off and that should then check…

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OpenGL Troubleshooting Guide for LP360 2016 and Topolyst 2016

Versions of OpenGL Supported in LP360 and Topolyst 2016: Previous versions of LP360 supported OpenGL 1.0 only.  OpenGL 1.0 was released on Windows in 1994. Both the LP360 standalone and Topolyst products now support two versions of OpenGL, OpenGL 4.4, or better if available, and OpenGL 1.1 are supported for these two products.   The LP360 for…

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Setting Flags within Terrasolid v016

Starting in Terrasolid version 016.002, users are now given an option within Define Classes to create separate entries for all 8-bit class + classification bit combinations. This gives users the ability to set classification flags in a more straight forward method then previously available. The four classification flags that are available when using LAS v1.4 as the storage format are:…

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