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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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TerraScan Ground Parameters

The TerraScan Ground Routine is designed to classify a ground surface from point data. There are multiple parameters within the filter. The following chart is a summary and general guidelines for setting the parameters. Max Building Size Grid size for initial seed surface Smaller is more aggressive, higher fidelity, but more false ground points in initial…

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Why does my Orthomosaic have holes?

When previewing my orthomosaic in the color points mode, or looking at the final orthomosaic there are holes. Holes can occur if one or more sides of the triangles formed from the triangulation of the loaded points exceeds the Max ground triangle setting. Increase the value to allow the triangulation to stretch across the voids.…

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TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher

Applies to TerraScan and TerraSlave v020.006 and later. A TerraSlave User Guide is available from Terrasolid. View a short tutorial on using TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher. TerraSlave Windows executable for batch processing TerraScan, TerraPhoto and TerraMatch tasks Alternative method for running processes TerraScan/Photo/Match can run Advantages: Run batch processes without tying up CAD software Run multiple…

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Zero Tie Points while Searching for Automatic Tie Points

Searching for Automatic Tie Points during the TerraPhoto camera calibration results in zero tie points found. The trajectory position and time stamps should not be a factor at that phase of the calibration process (Automatic Tie Point searching). Any influence that that would have, would be brought to light during the manual tie point step…

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County Coordinate Systems in Terrasolid

To configure county coordinate systems in either TerraScan or TerraPhoto, ascertain the proper metric projection values for the desired county system. In the GeoCue workflow management software, these can be found on the Coordinate System Picker dialog or in the GeoCue Common Folder. In LP360 or True View EVO, they are found in the Coordinate…

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