35 articles Terrasolid Tutorials

Under the following topics you can find various training animations for your self-training. For some training topics, there are training data sets available. Please note that some of the training animations do not represent the latest developments in the software, hence, may be partly outdated. The animations are not intended for replacing comprehensive training courses offered by GeoCue.

Tutorial: Detect Wires in TerraScan

Detect wires automatically using the Detect Wires tool in TerraScan. Use the tool to vectorize wires and classify points on wires of a power line. It draws line string elements in the CAD file for all detected wires. Contents: 00:00 Placing a tower string 02:37 Data preparation 04:53 Detect wires

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Tutorial: Create Along Tower String

Creating block boundaries along a tower string element using Create along tower string command. The command is most useful for creating blocks for a powerline project. Any linear element can serve as a tower string for this command. The block length is measured along the tower string but a block boundary is drawn at the…

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Tutorial: Using TerraScan “Place Wire String” tool to digitize wires

Place Wire String tool lets you manually place a line string for a single wire (catenary string) between two towers. Wires can be placed manually when the automatic routine, Detect Wires, fails or to classify and vectorize crossing lines.

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Tutorial: How to use TerraScan to publish Point Cloud Data on Google Maps

Workflow recording on how to use TerraScan to publish Point Cloud Data on Google Maps. Step 1 (Optional) – Convert Storage Format to LAZ Step 2 – Upload block files to FTP Server Step3 – Export KML file from TerraScan Project using Export to Google Maps Step 4 – Import KML file to Google My…

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Tutorial: Export Views of Point Cloud and Vector Data with TerraPhoto to Google Maps

This video shows how to export views of point cloud and vector data with TerraPhoto to be used in Google Maps, and gives example for publishing. The rendered image frames can store location tag in their EXIF-metadata, and any external program supporting this can be used for visualization. In this demonstration Google My Maps is…

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Tutorial: Improving Ground Classification with Vegetation Index

Vegetation index can be used to distinguish vegetation hits from the ground points, especially in photogrammetric point clouds when the real ground level is not visible. Compared to conventional approach, the additional processing steps in TerraScan are: Compute Vegetation Index Distances for each point How much the vegetation index value of a point differs from…

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Tutorial: Detect Trees from a Photogrammetric Point Cloud

In this short tutorial, learn how to detect trees from a photogrammetric point cloud using TerraScan and TerraSurvey in MapPowerView. The same workflow can be used for any point cloud, such as UAV or traditional aerial laser scanning. Transform loaded points – Calculate height from ground List Survey – Export tree trunk data into text…

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Tutorial: Use Find Curb Along Element to Detect Curbs

This short tutorial shows the suggested road curb detection method using TerraScan’s Find Curb Along Element tool. This tool creates two 3D line elements following the lower and upper edges of curb stones in a point cloud. It separates the lower and upper edge by a given minimum horizontal distance so the breaklines may be…

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