273 articles LP360 Tools, Tips and Workflows

Information regarding the tools available in LP360.

LP360 Tool Guides

There are many tools and keyboard shortcuts that exist within the LP360 product suite, including LP360 for ArcGIS, LP360, LP360 for sUAS, and True View EVO. 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 names of…

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LP360: Additional Logging Information

Versions 2020.2.19.0 and later: LP360 and True View EVO 2020.2 introduce a new logging feature that can be enabled via the Diagnostics tab of the Project Settings dialog (File -> Project Settings -> Diagnostics). Enable Logging: Enables logging of information at the desired Log Level. Rotating Log Files: Recommended to use this setting to limit…

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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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Exporting LAS files failed (22684)

Symptom: While exporting data from LP360 using the Export Wizard a COM Exception is encountered stating, “Caller’s Message:Exporting LAS files failed. (22684)Exception Information:HRESULT: 0x80004005Unable to retrieve extended COM error information.” Probable Resolution#1: Is there another file in that location with the same name? Probable Resolution#2: Do you have any LAS files that contain only a…

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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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Setting the Raster SRS Before Reprojecting

To reproject a raster in LP360/TrueView Evo you will need to establish the source SRS if one does not already exist. Do this by right-clicking on the raster layer, selecting Properties, SRS tab, and the ellipsis in the top right of the dialog. The Select Coordinate System dialog will pop up where you can setup…

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Calculate Average Stockpile Height

LP360 has many tools for analyzing stockpiles and terrain. With these tools, it is possible to calculate average stockpile height and quantify this on a pile by pile basis in an automated fashion. The Volumetric Analysis point cloud task (PCT) has the ability to calculate a height dataset when the base and hull is known.…

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Missing Geoid File for Source Vertical Coordinate System

Executing the Reproject LAS Point Cloud Task encounters the error, “Error setting up the transformation: Missing geoid file for source vertical coordinate system.” The spatial reference system (SRS) must be properly set on the LAS Layer as that is where the Reproject PCT will be looking for the information. For example, if the original LAS…

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How to Thin the Dataset

A common issue that is encountered when trying to take a bare earth surface generated from LIDAR or photogrammetric point cloud datasets into other programs is that those other programs cannot handle the volume of data. LP360 currently provides four options for thinning the bare earth dataset to allow you to take it into those…

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