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Apply a Horizontal Rotation about an Origin Point

This post applies if your grid to ground conversion requires needing to apply a horizontal rotation about an origin point and is defined by: Horizontal Translation North (tN) Horizontal Translation East (tE) Horizontal Rotation (Rz) Horizontal Origin Northing (N0) Horizontal Origin Easting (E0) Horizontal Scale Factor Then, if the horizontal scale factor is one, luckily,…

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Applying a Horizontal Scale about an Origin Point

This post applies if your grid to ground conversion requires applying a horizontal scale about an origin point and is defined by: Horizontal Origin Northing (N0) Horizontal Origin Easting (E0) Horizontal Scale Factor Scale based grid to ground transformations are probably the most common. If the origin point is not defined, it is usually implied…

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Combine Rotation Angles in TerraMatch

When using TerraMatch to Find Tie Line Match for whole dataset or line groups for heading, roll and/or pitch shifts TerraMatch determines correction angles. Users often wish to combine these with the original angles used in the LIDAR sensor manufacturer’s software so as to incorporate those corrections when generating additional data from the same sensor.…

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Reporting of Trees and Other Objects using Groups

Hard to believe, but we’re already fifteen weeks into the new year. In that time span, Terrasolid has released thirteen updates for TerraScan, plus several for the other modules, each adding improvements, bug fixes and several new features to the products. One new feature that helps improve existing workflows and streamlines the extraction of information…

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Z Bump – Debias Operation Validity Testing

A common practice amongst GeoCue customers (and internally) is to use previously established control points to compare with an sUAS produced point cloud to gather absolute accuracy statistics. The vertical mean error from these statistics is often used to “Debias” a dataset. This is simply shifting the point cloud data to match the measured control…

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Terrasolid Tool Guides

There are many tools that exist within the Terrasolid product suite, including TerraScan, TerraModeler, TerraMatch, TerraPhoto and TerraSurvey. Remembering all of the tools 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 all the tools on each Terrasolid toolbar. These guides…

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What’s New in Terrasolid? – Feb 2021

The following are the highlights of the new features that have been added to the Terrasolid software between Jan 2020 and Feb 2021, and can be found in the version 021 releases. A few additional tools added before the Terrasolid Virtual Training Event in March 2021 were added to the presentations from February and the…

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TerraScan: The Distance Attribute

In late 2016 Terrasolid added Distance as a point attribute in their Fast Binary (FBI) format. This format is the one used for loaded points in TerraScan, so even when processing in LAS you have access to utilizing the attribute, you just need to compute and use it at the same time since it does…

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Export Lattice Model – GeoTIFF Float Z-unit setting

When performing the Export Lattice Model function in TerraScan, GeoTIFF Float is a common format used for export. This option does not include the Z-unit setting, which specifies the unit of grid point values. This is relevant for formats storing elevations as integers. The lack of this setting could potentially cause the user to export…

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Check out/in Terra License on Module Load/Unload

To ensure a product license is checked out before loading a module and checked back in when finished with a module, create load/unload tools in the MicroStation CONNECT ribbon that call a batch file to check out/in the license before/after loading/unloading the module making use of the silent checkout capabilities of the Terra License Manager.…

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