Agisoft Metashape & Agisoft PhotoScan comparison

Agisoft Metashape is an advanced image-based 3D modeling solution aimed at creating professional quality 3D content from still images. Based on the latest multi-view 3D reconstruction technology, it operates with arbitrary images and is efficient in both controlled and uncontrolled conditions. Photos can be taken from any position, providing that the object to be reconstructed…

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ASPSuite Error: Warning! The selected Navigation File does NOT cover the same time period as the selected Rover SBF File.

Problem: When auto-downloading the ephemeris and alternate navigation files, the alternate navigation file does not cover the same time period as the flight. This usually occurs soon after the flight, when the alternate navigation file has not been updated on the FTP site where this file is downloaded. It can also happen when the flight…

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Base Station Manager in ASPSuite

Base Station Manager was added to ASPSuite in version 2019.1. It allows the user to store a base station coordinate for use with later projects. The following steps describe the process for storing a base coordinate from the base station dialog (step 4 of 6) when creating a new project, or the base station tab…

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LP360 Error: A target vertical coordinate system was specified, but the source vertical coordinate system was not.

This error occurs when attempting to use the Reproject/Shift LAS point cloud task in LP360, and the vertical coordinate system of the input files (source) have not been defined. The following steps explain how to define the vertical coordinate system of the source files.

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Determining the Correct Base Antenna Calibration File

There are many different manufacturers and types of base stations so it is important to choose the correct antenna calibration file for ASPSuite processing. This is a quick guide to help determine the correct antenna calibration file. First, open up a RINEX file derived from the base. In the header of the RINEX file, there…

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LP360 Command Line Executables

LP360 has several command line executable style programs that assist with productivity for different tasks, particularly when working with large amounts of data or repeating processes. These executables may be run: Via an MS-DOS style batch scripts By configuring corresponding commands and checklist steps within the GeoCue workflow software to take advantage of the command…

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Install of ASPSuite Blocked by Group Policy

Problem: Attempting to install ASPSuite errors and the error log contains the statement, “This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800704EC)” Probable Resolution: The message indicates that IT has a Group Policy in place which prevents the running of ASPSuite. A group policy is typically…

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Could not probe surface

Problem: User encounters the message, “Could not probe surface. Verify coverage and that surface is not in use.” in the system messages column of the Checklist Step Details pane when attempting to run the Probe checklist step on a Photogrammetric_Point entity in GeoCue. Probable Resolution#1: Verify the layer being probed is not currently locked in…

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LP360 Startup Stuck on Processing Shell Command

Problem: When attempting to start LP360 it gets stuck on the splash screen and there is a small message at the bottom of the splash screen that says, “Processing shell command”. Probable Resolution: This is a known problem in Windows 10 that has since been fixed by Microsoft in an update to Windows 10. Please…

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