270 articles LP360 Tools, Tips and Workflows

Information regarding the tools available in LP360.

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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Using Classification Flags in LP360

The classification of a LIDAR data point consists of both a classification and a classification flag. The classification flag allows for a point to be simultaneously flagged for particular uses while maintaining the classification of the point. For example, a model key-point can be flagged as such while maintaining the ground classification. Classification flags are…

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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, 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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Setting Flags in LP360

The following is brief explanation for how to set flags in LP360. The Live View Filter allows the user to set flags for: single class, multiple classes, single flag, or multiple flag combination scenarios. For this example, we will review setting the Live View filter for displaying these flags. The same principle applies for setting…

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Creating Canopy Height Model

Canopy Height Model (CHM) is important for a variety of uses. The distinguishing factor of this model is that it is a height above ground model and does not represent absolute elevation. We can produce this model in LP360 with the following workflow that incorporates Point Cloud Tasks (PCTs) and the export function. Note: the…

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Point Cloud Tasks

What is a Point Cloud Task (PCT)? A function (Extract ground, Conflate Line) that operates on points and/or vectors. A task can be a filter and/or an extractor. A filter classifies or changes the classification values for points (e.g. classify ground). An extractor extracts information from the point cloud data into vector, image or informational…

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True View EVO: Ground Classification Workflow

True View EVO (TV EVO) has a wealth of tools and workflows for point classification and exploitation. Below is a simple streamlined guideline for producing a ground surface in TV EVO. With a ground surface, the user can: better differentiate/classify vegetation, create contours, create a bare surface model for importing into CAD software, etc. This…

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Unable to edit LAS Points

The user in unable to edit LAS points in LP360 or True View EVO and receives the following error message: “Filters require editable points. Open the LAS files for read/write and try again.” Note: Read/write functionality applies to all True View Evo users. Also, applicable to all Standard and above LP360 license level users. For…

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Unable to edit point cloud data in LP360

Unable to edit the project point cloud data that has been loaded into LP360. Functions (such as classification) won’t work properly. The user receives the following error message: “Filters require editable points. Open the LAS files for read/write and try again.” Note: The editing ability is available at the Standard, Advanced, or True Veiw Evo…

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