LIDAR 1 CuePac User Guide

About this Document

Welcome to the GeoCue 2020 LIDAR 1 CuePac User Guide.

Note – We have separated the workflow documents into a volume for each major GeoCue component.

If you are new to GeoCue, you should first work through the examples in the GeoCue Workflow Guide. This document (the LIDAR 1 CuePac User Guide) assumes that you are already familiar with the basic operations of GeoCue. If you find yourself using commands that do not appear to be documented (such as GeoAnalysis), please refer to the GeoCue User Guide.

Contents

1 Introduction

2 An Overview of LIDAR 1 CuePac 

3 Coordinate System Transformations in LIDAR 1 CuePac 
3.1.1 Source Coordinate Systems
3.1.2 Transforming during Populate Working Segments 
3.1.3 Adjust to Geoid

4 Creating a LIDAR Project
4.1 Creating a Project
4.1.1 Selecting the Horizontal System
4.1.2 Selecting the Vertical System
4.1.3 Completing the Project Creation
4.2 Setting the Environment

5 Importing LIDAR Data 
5.1 The Import LIDAR Data dialog
5.1.1 Selecting Source Files 
5.1.2 Creating a LIDAR Data Source Layer 
5.1.3 Setting Import Options 
5.1.4 Setting Entity and Checklist Options 
5.1.5 Source Files 
5.1.6 Assigning Strip Numbers
5.2 Import Status
5.3 Import Completion
5.4 Inspecting Properties
5.5 Changing the Display Graphic
5.6 Analyzing Input Strips
5.6.1 Ad Hoc Visualization
5.6.2 Geometric Analysis

6 Importing SBET Data and Creating TerraScan Trajectories 
6.1 Importing the SBET
6.2 Datum Transformation
6.2.1 Transform Warning
6.2.2 Viewing Datum Transform Settings
6.2.3 Approving the Transforms
6.3 Creating TerraScan Trajectories
6.4 Possible Errors when Creating Trajectories

7 Creating LAS Working Segments 
7.1 Locking Layers
7.2 LAS Working Segments
7.3 Creating and Populating a Single LAS Working Segment
7.3.1 Creating the LAS Segment
7.3.2 The LAS_Working Segment Population Parameters 
7.3.3 Set the Parameters 
7.3.4 Populate the Segment
7.3.5 Observing the Population Progress
7.3.6 Viewing the Result 
7.4 Directly Creating Multiple LAS Segments
7.4.1 Creating an Area of Interest
7.4.2 Creating a Grid of LAS Working Segments 
7.5 Creating LAS Working Segments using LAS Working Boundaries
7.5.1 Creating the LAS Boundary
7.5.2 Creating LAS Working Segments 
7.5.3 Selecting LAS Working Segments using the Boundary Checklist Step
7.6 About LIDAR Working Segments
7.7 Summary

8 Setting up the Project
8.1 Creating the LAS Working Segments
8.2 Setting Population Parameters
8.3 Populating the Working Segments
8.4 Summary

9 Control Points
9.1 The Generic ASCII Format
9.2 Loading a Control Point File
9.3 Navigating through Control Points
9.4 Control Point Summary

10 Reference Rasters
10.1 Raster that requires cropping
10.1.1 Loading the Raster
10.1.2 Manipulating Rasters
10.1.3 Setting a Clipping Region
10.2 Deleting Reference Rasters
10.3 Mixed Projection Rasters
10.4 Experimenting with a Mixed Raster Project

11 General Notes about Rasters and GeoCue 
11.1 GeoCue does not Support Raster Reprojection
11.2 Tiled TIFF, External Overviews
11.3 Collections of Raster vs. Single Rasters

12 LIDAR Orthos
12.1 Synoptic Coverage
12.1.1 Creating the Ortho Entities
12.1.2 An Overview of Ortho Generation Parameters
12.1.3 Setting the Ortho Generation Parameters
12.1.4 Generating the Images
12.1.5 Exploring the LIDAR Orthos
12.2 Navigating with the Coverage Image
12.3 Generating Delta Z Images
12.3.1 Create the dZ Ortho Layer and Entities
12.3.2 Setting the Image Parameters
12.3.3 Generating the Images
12.4 Generating Color by Classification Images
12.4.1 Preparing a Sample Project
12.4.2 Generating the Color Image 

13 Quality Checking, History Logging
13.1 Initial Quality Check
13.2 Setting an Error

14 Processing in TerraScan
14.1 TerraScan Processing Options
14.2 Invoking TerraScan on a Single LAS Segment
14.3 Invoking TerraScan on Multiple LAS Segments
14.4 Final QC
14.5 Summary

15 Assigning and Running TerraScan Macros
15.1 Creating TerraScan Macros
15.2 Managing Macro Catalog
15.2.1 Adding Macros
15.2.2 Removing Macros
15.2.3 Opening and Saving Macro Catalogs
15.2.4 Saving a Macro
15.2.5 Validating the Catalog
15.3 Assigning Macros to Working Segments
15.4 Running Macros Assigned to Working Segments
15.4.1 Foreground Local Processing
15.4.2 Distributed Processing of TerraScan Macros
15.5 Checking Macro Results
15.6 Processing Overedge Macros
15.7 Summary

16 LAS Merge
16.1 An Overview of Merge
16.2 An Example Merge
16.2.1 Merge Source 1
16.2.2 Merge Source 2
16.2.3 Preparing the Destination
16.2.4 Merge
16.3 Summary

17 LIDAR Stereo Images
17.1 Generating a LIDAR Stereo Pair
17.2 Invoking the Stereo Platform
17.3 Project-wide Stereo Coverage

18 The Stereo Macro Assignment System
18.1 Overview
18.2 Getting Started
18.3 Feature Annotation Rules Editor
18.3.1 Invoking the Rules Editor
18.3.2 Loading a Macro Catalog
18.3.3 Adding a Rule
18.3.4 Deleting a Rule
18.3.5 Saving the Rule Set
18.3.6 Loading an Existing Rule Set
18.4 Preparing for the Stereo Macro Assignment Edit Session
18.5 Stereo Edit Session
18.5.1 The Stereo Review/Edit dialog
18.5.2 Stereo Annotations
18.5.3 Processing the Annotations
18.6 Summary

19 The Annotation Subsystem
19.1 What are Annotations?
19.2 Annotation Locks
19.3 Annotation Types
19.4 The Annotation Checklist
19.5 The Annotation Tools
19.6 Creating Annotation Example
19.6.1 One-to-one Annotation
19.6.2 Group Annotation
19.6.3 Free-form Annotations
19.7 Reviewing Annotations
19.8 Resolving Annotations
19.8.1 Resolving a Non-locking Annotation
19.8.2 Resolving a Locking Annotation
19.8.3 Resolving a Free Annotation
19.9 Finalizing the Annotation Resolution

20 Concluding Remarks

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