251 articles LP360 Tools, Tips and Workflows

Information regarding the tools available in LP360.

Creating a User-Defined Coordinate System from a Known Coordinate System

When your data needs to be in a coordinate system that is not specified in LP360, you may need to create a User-Defined Coordinate System. One of the easiest ways to do that is by modifying a Known Coordinate System. For ease of demonstration I have color coded a User-Defined Coordinate System with what has…

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Using Feature Analyst to verify downstream constraint

If you have a river polygon that has been downstream constrained you may wish to QC your work to ensure the downstream constraint result is as desired. LP360 has a Downhill Vertical Test which does not work on polygons, but does work on polylines. This article covers how to test and correct downhill continuity on…

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Import and Export of Class names in 2019.1

In LP360 2019.1 a feature has been added to Live View to allow the Import and Export of Class Names to an XML file. When exporting, after confirming file location and name you’re also given the option to set the Custom Class Names as a default for all new projects. Any exported XML can be…

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LP360 Surface Methods

The surface method defines how z or elevation values are determined when exporting a surface or comparing control points to a surface. Each surface method implements a different way of interpolating elevations from LIDAR points. The following describe the surface methods in more detail. Triangulation (TIN)TIN (Triangulated Irregular Network) partitions a surface into a set…

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Errors Adding Custom WMS Layers in LP360

The following are some common errors encountered while trying to add a custom WMS layer to LP360 and their probable resolutions. When adding the URL link to the WMS Server URL dialog the user encounters an error, “URL must end in a question mark, and be in the following form: http://<server>/<path>?” Be sure to enter…

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Intensity – Point Insertion vs Triangulation

When generating intensity rasters using the LP360 Export Wizard or LDExport one has the option of generating the raster using Point Insertion or Triangulation surface methods. Surface Method Type: Triangulation Point Insertion Description Generates a Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) and probes the center of each cell for an interpolated value from the triangulated surface. Finds…

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An Error Occurred Expanding Environment Variables in the Path

While executing a Point Cloud Task, a dialog box appears with the message: “An error occurred expanding environment variables in the path: “. Verify the Environment Variable is defined in the System Properties of this computer.” Verify the Input/Output settings are correct for the Point Cloud Task(s). You may be able to see a blank…

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LP360 Short Tutorial – Importing ASCII to shapefile

Learn how to convert ASCII text files into shapefiles for use in LP360 in this short introductory tutorial. To make use of the Drive Mode shortcuts available within the LP360 Control Points toolbar for navigation and filtering see the information on the built-in descriptions.

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Files with Geographic coordinate system cannot be processed. (23123)

User encounters, “Files with Geographic coordinate system cannot be processed. (23123)” while attempting to execute a point cloud task. LP360 does not process LIDAR data that is in geographic coordinate systems. Please reproject the data to a projected system instead.

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