LP360 Drone / TrueView EVO Users Guide

LP360 is a 64-bit Windows® desktop application used for many years by the LP360 Geospatial community for processing traditional aerial, mobile, and terrestrial tripod laser scanner data. The LP360 Drone community is the focus of this Users Guide containing the LP360 workflows for processing and exploiting TrueView, microdrones® and guest sensor drone data. Formerly called TrueView EVO, LP360 Drone, is GeoCue’s LP360 point cloud exploitation product with the addition of a collection of tools and workflows for processing drone data. LP360 Drone is the software used to post-process your raw flight data to generate a 3D LiDAR point cloud in LAS format, colorize the point cloud, and geotag the images collected. LP360 also has many tools for assessing and processing point cloud data, such as accuracy assessment, automatic and manual ground classification, and contour/ surface generation. LP360 Drone is available in the following licensing levels:

  • LPViewer – A free viewer level of LP360 for viewing a point cloud.
  • TrueView EVO/LP360 Drone Explorer – A low-cost inspector license equivalent to LP360 Viewer, with Image Explorer enabled for viewing True Pose® photos, and Import TrueView Cycle for field QC checks. This is also the license that should be purchased for delivery with LP360 Explorer Packages provided to end users so they can make full use of the TrueView 3DIS point cloud and photos, plus any derivative products you generate for them.
  • LP360 Drone – Enables PPK processing for guest systems, such as the DJI P4RTK plus TrueView 2DIS and 3DIS. This is the next generation ASPSuite Advanced and is equivalent to LP360 Standard with the addition of the TrueView workflow tools and tools for ground classification and volumetric computations. It is limited to product areas of no more than 10 km2 of LAS data. Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.
  • LP360 Drone+Fast Photo – Enables local Fast Orthomapping at a lower resolution, local Orthomapping processing if you have your own Metashape license, and Cloud based Orthomapping (using TrueView points). Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.
  • LP360 Drone+Cloud Photo 3000 – Enables local Fast Orthomapping, local Orthomapping processing if you have your own Metashape license, and Cloud based Orthomapping (includes 3000 photos per month, additional photos may be processed using TrueView points). Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.
  • LP360 Drone+Strip Align – Enables Strip Align tools for adjusting for dynamic trajectory errors in the dataset. Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.
  • LP360 Drone+Business Intelligence Tools – Enables specific point cloud tasks designed for extraction of non-ground features, such as rail, power lines, buildings, trees. Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.
  • LP360 Drone+Unlimited – this is the same functionally as LP360 Drone with the size limit removed. Available as an annual subscription or a perpetual license.

The legacy TrueView EVO license levels are:

  • TrueView EVO, formerly named TrueView EVO Lite – Enables PPK processing for guest systems, such as the DJI P4RTK. This is the next generation ASPSuite Advanced and is equivalent to LP360 Advanced with the addition of the TrueView workflow tools. It is limited to product areas of no more than 10 km2 of LAS data.
  • TrueView EVO 3DIS, formerly named TrueView EVO – This is equivalent to LP360 Advanced with the addition of the TrueView workflow tools. It is limited to product areas of no more than 10 km2 of LAS data.
  • TrueView EVO Unlimited – this is the same functionally as TrueView EVO with the size limit removed. Available as an annual subscription.

The LP360 Drone Users Guide covers installation and licensing for LP360 Drone, Applanix Corporation POSPac software, Agisoft LLC Ortho Mapping licenses, and LP360 Strip Align. It also covers in detail the workflow for producing a colorized point cloud, geotagged images, and orthomosaic from the raw data collected by the TrueView 3DIS (TrueView 410, TrueView 435, TrueView 515, TrueView 615/620, TrueView 635/640, TrueView 645/650, TrueView 655/660), TrueView 2DIS (TrueView 250), microdrones®, and guest systems, such as the DJI P4RTK, DJI M210-RTK, DJI Zenmuse P1 (M300-RTK), DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise, and DJI Zenmuse L1 (M300-RTK). For more information on the wide range of tools available in the underlying LP360 point cloud exploitation software, please refer to the LP360 tutorials and various tools, tips, and workflows for items not specifically outlined in the LP360 Drone tutorials and LP360 Drone Tools, Tips and Workflows.

About mdGroup	7
About GeoCue	7
About microdrones	7
About Agisoft, LLC.	7
About BayesMap Solutions, LLC.	7
About LP360 Drone	8
About TrueView Reckon	9
A Cycle	9
Accessing and Managing TrueView Reckon from a Web Browser	9
Licensing and Installation	12
System Requirements	12
Installing LP360 Drone	13
Perpetual Users	13
Subscription Users and TrueView Rentals	13
Perpetual Licensing for LP360 Drone	13
Subscription Licensing for LP360 Drone	15
StartUp Dialog	17
Unified Reckon Login in LP360 Drone	18
Updating TrueView EVO to LP360 Drone	20
Updating LP360 Drone	20
POSPac Cloud vs Local Processing	21
Cloud	21
Installing POSPac Cloud	21
Firewall Requirements for POSPac Cloud	22
Local	22
Configuring LP360 Drone for POSPac UAV or POSPac MMS	22
Configuring LP360 Drone for Local POSPac QC	23
Licensing LP360 Drone+Strip Align	24
Licensing LP360 Drone+Desktop Photo	24
Activate Ortho Mapping License	24
Deactivate Ortho Mapping License	26
Offline Activate Ortho Mapping License	27
Offline Deactivate Ortho Mapping License	29
Creating A New Drone Project	30
TrueView Multi-Cycle Import Wizard	30
Importing a TrueView Flight/Archive	31
Input TrueView Cycles/Flights	32
Importing a Guest Flight	34
DJI Phantom 4 Pro RTK / DJI P1 / M210 RTK / M3E	34
DJI Zenmuse L1	37
Adding Base Station Observation Files	38
Base Antenna Calibration File	39
Setting TrueView Project and CRS	40
Setting the Archive Location	42
Setting the Flight/Base Positioning	42
Reference Mark/Base Station Location	43
Base Antenna Height	43
TrueView Single Cycle Import Wizard	45
Setting the Input Mode	45
Importing from a Cycle file	45
Importing from an Archive	46
Importing From a Guest Flight	46
Selecting the Cycle and Image Folders	49
Import from a File	49
Importing from an Archive	49
Setting Project Location and Name	51
Cycle Information and Coordinate Reference System (CRS)	52
Base Station Observation Files and Ancillary Files	53
Base Antenna Calibration File	53
Base Antenna Height	54
Ancillary Files	54
Base Station Location	55
Setting the Archive Location	56
Examining Imported Files	57
TrueView 3DIS® Processing Workflow	60
POSPac Processing Wizard	60
Processing Settings Selection	60
Base Station Settings	62
Processing Confirmation	65
POSPac Report Review	67
POSPac Troubleshooting	69
TrueView Error: UPLOAD_FAILED	69
TrueView Error: Execution_Failed	69
TrueView Error: An unexpected error occurred running POSPacBatch.exe	70
Creating Flight Lines and TrueView Trajectories	71
Auto Create Flight Lines	71
Manually Create Flight Lines	73
Create TrueView Trajectories	74
Geocode LiDAR	81
Colorize Point Cloud	83
Update EXIF Tags for Photogrammetric Software	85
LP360 Strip Align (fka StripAlign for EVO(SAfE))	88
Ortho Mapping (fka Metashape for EVO(MfE))	91
Ortho Mapping Advanced Settings	97
Executing Ortho Mapping on Another Machine	100
Configuring LP360 Drone to run Metashape Pro	100
Export Photo Package	101
Create Ortho from Photo Package	103
DJI Zenmuse L1 Workflow	110
Configure and License DJI Terra	110
Pre-Processing in DJI Terra	110
Import DJI Zenmuse L1 Guest Flight	111
Creating Flight Lines and TrueView Trajectories	113
Auto Create Flight Lines	113
Manually Create Flight Lines	115
Create TrueView Trajectories	116
Geocode LiDAR for L1	123
Update EXIF Tags for Photogrammetric Software	125
LP360 Strip Align (fka StripAlign for EVO(SAfE))	128
Ortho Mapping (fka Metashape for EVO(MfE))	131
Ortho Mapping Advanced Settings	137
Executing Ortho Mapping on Another Machine	139
Configuring LP360 Drone to run Metashape Pro	139
Export Photo Package	140
TrueView 2DIS and DJI-RTK Guest Sensor Workflow	142
Post Process Trajectory Wizard	142
Processing Settings Selection	142
Base Station Settings	145
Ephemeris Settings	148
Processing Confirmation	149
POS File Plot Review	151
POS File Troubleshooting	152
Creating Flight Lines and TrueView Trajectories	152
Auto Create Flight Lines	152
Manually Create Flight Lines	154
Create TrueView Trajectories	155
Update EXIF Tags for Photogrammetric Software	162
Ortho Mapping (fka Metashape for EVO(MfE))	165
Ortho Mapping Advanced Settings	171
Executing Ortho Mapping on Another Machine	173
Configuring LP360 Drone to run Metashape Pro	173
Export Photo Package	174
Create Ortho from Photo Package	176
TrueView Archive Manager	183
Survey Nail Manager	185
Job Manager	187
Submitting Jobs to the Job Manager	187
Monitoring the Job Manager	187
Explorer Package	189
Export/Publish Explorer Package	189
Open an LP360 Explorer Package	191
Multi-Cycle Processing Tips	193
Appendix A: POSPac UAV Network License	197
Activate the license server	198
To use the license while on the same network as the license server	198
To Borrow a license From the license server	200
Firewall Settings to Communicate with the License Server	201
Antivirus Exceptions for Applanix POSPac	201
Configuring the Applanix Software License Utility for VPN	202
Applanix Software License Utility Troubleshooting	203
No Internet Connection Available. Activating a license requires an internet connection.	203
Support	204

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