163 articles AirGon Tools, Tips and Workflows

Metashape: Failed to Build Orthomosaic

Problem: When processing in Agisoft’s Metashape or PhotoScan , the Build Orthomosaic step fails. Probable Resolution #1: Check your disk space to be sure you have enough space to complete the task. If not, remove unnecessary files and try building the orthomosaic again.

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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 of base stations and base antenna calibration files available. It is important to choose the correct antenna calibration file for ASP Suite processing. This is a quick guide to help determine the correct calibration file. First, open up a RINEX file derived from the base. In the header of the…

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Checking Loki Battery Voltage

The following steps describe the process for checking your Loki battery voltage. Connect Loki to your computer using the supplied USB-C cable Open ASPSuite Click the gear icon Select “Loki Update” Select the COM port from the drop down menu and click connect.  (To auto-detect Loki on the COM Port, disconnect and re-connect the Loki USB cable to your computer.) When you…

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LP360 Tool Guides

There are many tools and keyboard shortcuts that exist within the LP360 product suite, including LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360 for Windows, LP360 for sUAS, and LP360 for GeoCue. Remembering all of them and where to find them may prove difficult, particularly for beginner or casual users. To help we’ve created tool guides that provide the…

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OPUS Alternatives

OPUS is an online GNSS static data post-processing service. This service is occasionally unavailable so the following links can be used to post-process your static GNSS observation. CSRS-PPP Canadian Spatial Reference System (CSRS) Precise Point Positioning (PPP) is a service provide by Natural Resources Canada. The service is free, but an account is required to…

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GNSS Antenna Lever Arm Offsets

The purpose of lever arm offsets are to transfer the position received at the GNSS antenna, to the camera sensor. This article explains how these measurements are referenced in ASPSuite. If you are using an AirGon supplied antenna mount, the default offsets in ASPSuite should be used. Z Offset Starts at antenna phase center (3…

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