Affine Transform LAS PCT

The Affine Transform LAS Point Cloud Task is a versatile tool for modifying the coordinates of your point cloud. A common use is applying grid to ground conversions which require more than a simple scale or translation. How to setup the Affine Transform LAS Point Cloud Task to accomplish this may not be readily apparent…

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Agisoft Metashape Floating License Activation Procedure

To activate a Metashape floating license you will need to have up to three different activation keys: Enable on VM key FLS activation key Agisoft Metashape license activation key To configure Metashape Floating Licenses on the Server: If upgrading from a node-locked Metashape license you will first need to deactivate the node-locked license before receiving your floating…

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Metashape Network License on a Virtual Machine

Problem: Installing the Metashape/PhotoScan Floating License Server (FLS) on a Virtual Machine results in the error message, “This server does not run on a virtual machine, exiting Agisoft initialization error: 5, not restarting. The ISV server is running on the wrong host.” Probable Resolution #1 By default the option to run Metashape Floating Licenses on…

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How to Move a Node-Locked MetaShape (Photoscan) License?

Note: It is necessary to deactivate the node-locked Metashape license before re-installing, installing a new OS, or changing hardware components. In addition, the license should be deactivated in order to be transferred to another computer.  To move a Node-Locked MetaShape (Photoscan) license: deactivate it first on the old machine, and then activate it on the…

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Derive Grid to Ground Transformation with TerraScan

For certain projects, it may be necessary to process and output derivative products in a user defined (local) coordinate system. There are multiple ways to accomplish this, but one is to have matching pairs of projected and local coordinates to define a local coordinate system and derive the transformation. If the rotation, scale and translation…

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Working with the LAZ Format in LP360

LAZ is an open source compressed file format useful for more efficiently storing point cloud data than the LAS file format. It is strictly a storage format and must be converted to LAS before it can be used for processing or analysis purposes as the format does not allow for direct edits. Files in the…

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Noise Removal Options

Point cloud datasets will at times have noisier than usual low/high point noise that will need to be classified/removed from the project data. This can be caused by: vegetation, site movement (conveyor belts), water presence, etc. LP360 and True View Evo contain multiple methods available for removing this noise that are reviewed below, which can…

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TerraScan Display Mode Definitions and Descriptions

TerraScan provides users with many different methods of visualizing their point cloud data. These modes are based upon one or more attributes of the point data and each have their own uses. Some examples are herein provided. The Display Mode dialog (TerraScan -> View -> Display Mode) is how you access the current various modes.…

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Tie Line-based matching for UAS data

The standard workflow for calibrating airborne laser data might not be well suited for laser data gathered using a small unmanned aerial system (UAS) due to the nature of how the data was collected and the inherent dynamic errors of the position and orientation systems typically used with these LIDAR systems. We have adapted the…

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Create Features From Existing Features

For some workflows it may be necessary to change the feature type (point, line, or polygon) of a shapefile to another. The user has this ability create features from existing features using the Create Features from Selected Features tool on the LP360 Feature Edit Toolbar. This tool can be used on any valid shapefile layer.…

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