Modifying VERT_CS WKT for USGS

A recent USGS addendum to the LIDAR Base Specification has stated that “User-defined entities will not be allowed for capturing specific geoid information in the WKT”. LP360 (v2015.1.76.15 or later) In order to remove this information from the VERT_CS WKT being included in LP360 generated WKTs it is necessary to replace the following file(s): “C:\Program…

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Export Lattice Model – GeoTIFF Float Z-unit setting

When performing the Export Lattice Model function in TerraScan, GeoTIFF Float is a common format used for export. This option does not include the Z-unit setting, which specifies the unit of grid point values. This is relevant for formats storing elevations as integers. The lack of this setting could potentially cause the user to export…

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Check out/in Terra License on Module Load/Unload

To ensure a product license is checked out before loading a module and checked back in when finished with a module, create load/unload tools in the MicroStation CONNECT ribbon that call a batch file to check out/in the license before/after loading/unloading the module making use of the silent checkout capabilities of the Terra License Manager.…

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TerraScan Ground Parameters

The TerraScan Ground Routine is designed to classify a ground surface from point data. There are multiple parameters within the filter. The following chart is a summary and general guidelines for setting the parameters. Max Building Size Grid size for initial seed surface Smaller is more aggressive, higher fidelity, but more false ground points in initial…

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Tutorial: Detect Wires in TerraScan

Detect wires automatically using the Detect Wires tool in TerraScan. Use the tool to vectorize wires and classify points on wires of a power line. It draws line string elements in the CAD file for all detected wires. Contents: 00:00 Placing a tower string 02:37 Data preparation 04:53 Detect wires

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Tutorial: Create Along Tower String

Creating block boundaries along a tower string element using Create along tower string command. The command is most useful for creating blocks for a powerline project. Any linear element can serve as a tower string for this command. The block length is measured along the tower string but a block boundary is drawn at the…

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Tutorial: Using TerraScan “Place Wire String” tool to digitize wires

Place Wire String tool lets you manually place a line string for a single wire (catenary string) between two towers. Wires can be placed manually when the automatic routine, Detect Wires, fails or to classify and vectorize crossing lines.

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Terrasolid: Industry Standard Software for Point Cloud and Image Processing

The industry standard software for point cloud and image processing Terrasolid is the industry standard software for point clouds and images processing, developed specifically for the demanding requirements of geospatial, engineering, operations and environmental professionals. Our software suite provides versatile and capable tools to create 3D vector models, feature extractions, orthophotos, terrain representations, advanced point…

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LP360 for ArcGIS not showing in ArcMap Extensions

The LP360 for ArcGIS extension is not showing in the ArcMap Extensions list (ArcMap -> Customize -> Extensions). Since ArcMap is only a 32-bit application, to install LP360 for ArcMap requires using a separate installer than LP360. Ensure that you have run the applicable “LP360 for ArcGIS Installer (Includes LP360 32-bit Arc Extension Only)”, named…

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Checking the True View Camera Connection?

The SYS LED turns RED on True View startup and checking the CycleLog on the latest Cycle# folder indicates only one camera being detected on the system. True View systems have two GeoCue Mapping Cameras (GMC). Check each camera connection. If a camera is properly connected then you will see the lens move when the…

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