27 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that some of the training animations do not represent the latest developments in the software, hence, may be partly outdated.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 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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Tutorial: Classification in TerraStereo

A short tutorial demonstration on manual classification, cleaning up and reclassifying point cloud data, with TerraStereo using quick selection tools. A short demo of the work and results of the whole project. The point cloud was captured with a Riegl VZ-400i Terrestrial Laser Scanner. The full dataset covers the whole downtown are of the city…

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Tutorial: Import Pix4D Project to TerraPhoto and Create Orthophoto

This quick tutorial shows the steps of the process to import a Pix4D project into TerraPhoto and continue with Orthophoto production. Load from Terrascan – References points loaded into Terrascan Define color points – Helps eliminate color differences Place selection – Specify images to be used in area defined. Rectify mosaic – Starts the production…

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Tutorial: Adjust Mobile Point Cloud Intensity and Find Paint Lines

Learn how to scale intensity and find paint lines using a mobile point cloud using TerraScan in this short tutorial. Hard surface classification – Initial surface classification View histogram – Analyze distribution of intensity values Scale intensity – Compute new intensity values By intensity – Classify based on intensity value distribution Smoothen points – Smoothen…

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Tutorial: From Laser Data to a Road Resurfacing Model

This workflow uses TerraScan, TerraPhoto, TerraModeler and TerraStreet running on MicroStation from Bentley Systems, Inc. In this short tutorial, learn the processing steps to go from raw mobile laser data to a road redesign, resurfacing model, as well as a macro to compute road section parameters and sight distance values/vectors. Geographic Coordinate System – Assigning…

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Tutorial: Fitting Matterport Data to Control

Learn how to automatically fit Matterport data to control in this short tutorial that uses TerraScan’s Fit Using Targets tool. The automatic fitting of the data to the right coordinate system uses signal markers, i.e. control panels or targets. Coordinate Transformations – Define transformation to shift incoming data

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Tutorial: Running TerraSlave on Server

Learn how to speed up your LIDAR processing using TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher in this short tutorial. This tutorial shows how to run TerraSlave on a powerful server machine where all the project data is stored. Create a macro – The Macro dialog lets you add, modify, delete, and arrange processing steps and comments.

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Tutorial: Speedup LIDAR Processing using TerraSlave

Learn how to speed up your LIDAR processing using TerraSlave and TerraDispatcher in this short tutorial. The demo uses airborne LIDAR data with about 20 million points per block. The data is stored on the local computer. The computers are connected using 1GB Ethernet. The local computer has 14 real cores and 14 hyperthreading cores.…

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