LP360 New Features

The following are just some of the new features that were released with each build of LP360 since version 2.0 through the upcoming release of 2020.2. These are only to name but a few of the enhancements that have been made to the product, not to mention the myriad of bug fixes and improvements to existing features, with many more exciting features soon to be added. Some releases have PowerPoint and Webinar presentations links listed with them. For an overview of the features and required licenses in LP360 please refer to the latest Feature Matrix.

New Features in v2.0:

  • ArcGIS 10 capability
  • LAS Version 1.3 Support
  • Identify in the Profile and Viewer Windows
  • Plane Clipping Tools for eliminating overhead and underfoot points
  • Background color configurable for each view

New Features in v2011.1:

  • ArcGIS 10.1 Support
  • Adaptive TIN Ground Classification Filter
  • Low Points Filter Statistical Noise Filter
  • Automatic Point Cluster Vectorization
  • Automatic Profile Exporting
  • Feature Layer Display in Profile and Viewer Windows
  • Seamline Analysis
  • Tool River Flattening
  • LP360 for Windows 64-bit version

New Features in v2012.1:

  • Intensity Filter
  • Model Keypoints Routine
  • Flags Filter
  • IMG Raster File Support
  • Vertical Unit Conversion in Reproject Tool

New Features in v2013.1:

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.2
  • Separate TIN/Point Filters
  • Ability to set/clear Flags
  • Display by Files
  • Export Elevation Difference
  • Point Source ID Filter

New Features in v2013.2:

  • New Add Files dialog
  • Internationalization (LP360 is now available in Spanish)
  • Z conflation as a Point Cloud Task (PCT)
  • Constant Z option for Summarize Z conflation method
  • Support for LAS 1.4
  • Delta Z display and export capabilities
  • Point Density display and export capabilities
  • New PCT execution tools
  • I/O Manager
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Viewer License includes Add Data capability
  • Mobile Image viewing
  • Filter by Scan Angle Display Option

New Features in v2014.1:

  • Control Point Window now available in LP360 for Windows
  • Control Point Report enhanced for new ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data (DRAFT), including addition of horizontal control options
  • Polish version of the product is now available
  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.3
  • Classify By Features is now available as a Point Cloud Task
  • Point Data Record Format for LAS outputs is now a selection option in the Export Wizard
  • Raster Layer support added to LP360 for Windows
  • New Point Cloud Task to populate intensity values from RGB values of a LAS file
  • New densify and smooth Point Cloud Task for lines or polygons
  • New cross sections Point Cloud Task
  • New rail extraction Point Cloud Task
  • Map labels now available in LP360 for Windows
  • Feature layer display now available in LP360 for Windows

Watch the New Features in LP360 2014.1 Webinar

New Features in v2015.1:

  • Live View – On the fly visualization of point display
  • Draw Shape Features Point Cloud Task
  • Ground Clean Up Filter Point Cloud Task
  • Attribute Editor Point Cloud Task
  • Coordinate System Utility
  • Planar Statistics Point Cloud Task
  • Automatic Toe Extractor Point Cloud Task
  • Attribute Editor
  • Schema Editor
  • Feature Edit Toolbar
  • Classify By Statistics Point Cloud Task

Watch the New Features in LP360 2015.1 Webinar

New Features in v2017.1:

  • Revamped and simplified method of adding data to LP360
  • Feature Edit Toolbar replete with feature display/selection/creation/editing tools
    • These include a host of new capabilities and commands for: Selecting Feature Layers, Saving Feature Edits, Discarding Feature Edits, Creating Feature Layers, Creating Features from other Feature Geometries, Selecting/Editing Features, Moving Features, Selecting/Editing Vertices, Adding Vertices, Deleting Vertices, Reshaping Geometry, Splitting Geometry, Simplifying Geometry, Respacing Geometry, Reversing Geometry, Showing the Vertex Properties Dialog, Auto-Z Mode Palette, Showing the Feature Edit Options Dialog, Feature Analyst Dialog (View/Edit Attributes), Schema Editor, Undo/Redoing Feature Edits, and Deleting Features
    • Feature Analyst Dialog
      • View/edit the attributes of features, parts and tabs
      • Analysis Testing
  • Point classification at less than 100% resolution
  • Point selection displayed across views
  • Re-Path Projects
  • Coordinate System property page with select coordinate system support
  • Breakline enforcement button shortcut
  • Smooth Contours
  • Export by file option in Export Wizard
  • Create Points from Selected Features
  • Snapping to Vertices/Lines
  • Performance Improvements to 3D Zoom
  • Reproject/Shift/Scale LAS Point Cloud Task
  • Grid Generator Point Cloud Task
  • Support for Web Mapping (Tile) Services (WMS/WMTS)

Watch the New Features in LP360 2017.1 Webinar

New Features in v2018.1:

  • Brand new hosted licensing system configured and managed using the new LP360 License Manager
  • New LAS file Analyst toolset for quickly analyzing, repairing or editing LAS files
  • New Buffer Geometry Command
  • Just-in-Time Prompt dialogs for Feature Edit tools settings
  • New Web Mapping (Tile) Service (WMS/WMTS) Interface
  • Color-fill Polygons
  • A new Profile View Area Calculation tool
  • Support for DWG files
  • New Monochromatic Display Legend Type
  • Support for LAZ files in LP360 projects
  • New Cursor cross-hair option for profile view
  • Reorganized Project Settings dialog
  • Improved Control Points dialog to reflect Horizontal Accuracy classes in the published ASPRS standards
  • Reproject Raster Point Cloud Task

New Features in v2018.2:

  • Additional enhancements to Live View tool for creating and modifying visualization filters. Adds tools for filtering by Point Source ID, Scan Angle, Elevation, Intensity.  Adds new Overlay rendering for visualizations such as multi-level flood fill.  This is a very useful set of visualization tools that really opens up new ways to explore LIDAR data.
  • Improved DWG/DXF import
  • LIDAR seamline analysis tool added to LP360 standalone (Already in the LP360 for ArcGIS extension)
  • “Zero of Zero point return” correction tool added to LAS File Analyst
  • Multithreaded the Ground Classifier PCT – Now about 3X faster than prior version
  • Multithreaded the Basic Filter PCT – Now about 10X faster than prior version
  • Multithreaded the Export from Surface functions (e.g. export from surface to gridded raster).  It is now about 3X faster than previous versions
  • Rewrote the gridded elevation export tools at the lowest level to obey the Nyquist sampling criteria.  This is vitally important for dense data sets such as SfM and QL-1 LIDAR data.  This work was done in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, a leader in the United States of very high fidelity LIDAR data.
  • Added GeoTIFF and IMG as raster Export formats
  • We added Point Cloud Task Manager to organize PCT instances into user-named Groups for easy access. In addition, there are Favorites buttons to allow quick selection of task instances from within a Group.
  • Added a Duplicate Points Classifier PCT
  • A raster DEM import function has been added to allow import of raster DEMs with conversion to LAS.  This makes all LP360 tools available for round trip editing of raster DEMs
  • Import and Export of KML/KMZ files
  • Transformation of the Spatial Reference System (“Coordinate System”) on Feature import
  • Synchronize Active LAS Layer mode added to Table of Contents – Allows rapid manipulation in cases where more than one LAS layer is in use
  • Statistical Median mode added to Conflation tools
  • Merge Lines mode added to Feature Edit tools
  • Double Line Drain (“River Flattening”) tool added to LP360 (Already in LP360 for ArcGIS extension)
  • Renumber Flight Line tool added to LAS File Analyst – very nice tool for drone LIDAR systems since many post-processing packages do not properly number flight lines
  • Added new edit tools to Disassemble and Assemble multi-part features
  • Added support for AUSGeoid2020
  • Added Vertical and horizontal guides to the profile view when moving a vertex in the map view
  • Added LPScanInfo command line executable that will generate the “.scan” XML file from an input LAS file
  • Added Union command to Feature Edit toolbar that will union the selected polygons and create a single feature on the target layer
  • Added Intersection command to Feature Edit toolbar that will intersect the two selected polygons and create a single intersection feature on the target layer.

Watch the New Features in LP360 2018.2 Webinar (Apologies in advance for the technical difficulties that led to a shortened recording.)

What’s New in LP360 2018.2 Presentation

New Features in v2019.1:

  • Added ability to export and import filters in Live View
  • Added User Data to Live View and Visualization modes
  • Added GPS Time filter to Live View
  • Added Filter by Color to Live View
  • Added return counts to the Returns tab in Live View
  • Added ability to Save/Load Class names
  • Added the ability to set default class names for an LP360 project
  • Extended default class names for recent ASPRS LAS v1.4 specification revision (Classes 19-22)
  • Live View is now used to select all Point Cloud Task (PCT) Source Filters
  • Live View is now used to select all Interactive Classification Selection Filters
  • Point Group Tracing and Squaring PCT now allows full Source Filter selection
  • Added Octree Data Organization (NIPO) for better visualization and rapid access of data in large projects
  • Added ability to load corrupted LAS files at Load time
  • Updated coordinate system utility to include many more projections and datums, including GDA2020
  • Fixed GeoTIFF and IMG as raster Export formats for LDExport
  • Fixed multi-threaded export issues
  • Added new edit tools to Disassemble and Assemble multi-part features
  • Added Union command to Feature Edit toolbar that will union the selected polygons and create a single feature on the target layer
  • Added Intersection command to Feature Edit toolbar that will intersect the two selected polygons and create a single intersection feature on the target layer.

Watch the LP360 2019.1 Live View Update Webinar

New Features in v2020.1:

  • A new geocode True View LIDAR PCT (Only useful with a True View EVO license)
  • Support for associated imagery in Feature Analyst
  • A new Blend Classification mode that can blend one or more classifications into a display mode set other than classification. Example, view LAS by RGB for all points not classified as ground
  • A new Proximity Classifier PCT to classify points based on the attributes of a proximal point
  • New file types supported for Feature Import. Now supports SHP, DGN (v7 and v8), DXF, KML/KMZ, and DWG.
  • New file types supported for Feature Export. Now supports SHP, DGN (v7 and v8), DXF, KML.
  • New Affine Transform LAS PCT (New home of shift/scale/rotate options formerly found on the Reproject LAS PCT)
  • New Reproject LAS PCT used to transform a LAS to a new horizontal and/or vertical spatial reference system (SRS)
  • New export RGB attribute option to create Red-Green-Blue raster images from colorized LAS points. Available in Point Insertion and TIN surface options.
  • New Display Map Grid option to overlay a simple grid on the Map View.
  • New LAS Data Smoothing PCT
  • New TOC right-click menu “Open in Explorer” command to open the location of the layer’s files in Windows Explorer
  • New Top of Seawall Collection Tool on the Feature Edit toolbar for collecting the top of seawalls
  • New Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF output raster format
  • New Live View manual mode
  • Edge of flight line flag added to Live View filters
  • New Export LAS/LAZ/PRJ right-click menu in the table of contents commands
  • New Close Project command
  • Support for Chinese (Simple) language
  • Standard Deviation of the Mean (SDOM) and Standard Deviation (Sz) added to the Control Report dialog
  • Control Report honors type for reporting
  • Control Report contains sensor and calibration information for a True View project
  • Color Band and Stretch added to Color Tab of Live View
  • Quick grid option added to profile properties to help quickly set Graticules properties
  • TOC right-click Delete Files now allows deletion of all file types
  • Single row select mode in Live View to make inspection by attributes faster
  • Multi-threading is now used to speed up the processing of the Height Filter, Model Key Point, Low/Isolated Points, and Building (Planar) PCTs
  • Modified Ground Adaptive TIN PCT to handle dense point clouds
  • Added a buffer parameter and units to the Height PCT
  • Added a wait and retry for license option to command line executables
  • Export Feature Analyst Results as Feature/Vertices and condition

Watch the New Features in LP360 2020.1 Webinar

New Features in v2020.2:

  • Added support for vertical datums in New Zealand (NZVD2016, NZVD2019), Northern Ireland (Belfast height – OSGM15), Republic of Ireland (Malin Head Height – OSGM15), France & Corsica (NGF-IGN69 height – RAF09, NGF-IGN69 height – RAF18, NGF-IGN78 height), Sweden (RH2000 height), Iceland (ISH2004 height for ISN93, ISN2004, and ISN2016), Denmark (DNN height, FVR09 height), Greenland (GVR2016 height, GVR2000 height) and Finland (N2000 height).
  • Added reprojection support for the vertical datum already listed in EVO for Norway (NN2000 height).
  • Added vertical datum label only support, no reprojection, for Germany (DHHN2016 height).
  • In Feature Analyst, added a right-click menu “EXIF Information…” command on the image viewer to show all EXIF/XMP tags on the current image.
  • Added a new Project Manager tool to help organize help organize the Table of Contents (TOC). Users can create Groups, where visibility and membership in the group can be used for organizing and navigating the TOC. Cycle and temporal groups can be created automatically with a tool in Project Manager. Views or groups may be filtered by layer type, etc.
  • Added a Powerlines Extractor Point Cloud Task (PCT) for classifying and vectorize catenaries.
  • Added an Edit Powerline Feature feature edit tool for modifying power line wire attachment positions.
  • Added a Merge Point Cloud PCT for merging two LAS Layers. Very useful for merging data from different sensors, such as bathymetric data with True View 3DIS datasets.
  • Added a user interface (File -> Project Settings -> Diagnostics) to enable additional logging information for troubleshooting and diagnostics.
  • Multi-threading is now used to speed up the processing of the Classify by Statistics PCT.
  • Added Quartile classification to the Classify by Statistics PCT (EXP – slated to be moved to a new PCT).
  • Added an Image Explorer utility to show True View photos that intersect with “identified” LAS/Feature Points.
  • Added an option in The Export Wizard to not stitch contours to save some time when generating preliminary contours.
  • Added a Map View Grid tool.
  • Added an Image Explorer for viewing and making use of the photos from True View and guest sensors.
  • Modified the Control Report to include the DOMAIN\User and Report Generation Time.
  • Improved diagnostics logging.
  • Numerous help and bug fixes, plus stability improvements.

New Features in v2021.1:

  • Added a Conjugate Point 3D tool in Image Explorer (EXP).
  • Added support for DJI M210-RTK and DJI Zenmuse P1 (M300-RTK) guest sensor processing in True View EVO at the True View EVO Lite licensing level.
  • Added Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) workflows for DJI-RTK guest sensors at the True View EVO Lite licensing level.
  • Added 3D point export option to the Grid Generator PCT.
  • Added support for a fully integrated “headless” non-GUI version of Agisoft’s Metashape in True View EVO, known as Metashape for EVO (MfE) to replace the now deprecated Create Ortho from Photo Package. The new MfE can utilize either a separate MfE license with the fully integrated “headless” non-GUI version installed by EVO or a full GUI license with a separately installed Metashape v1.7.x.
  • Added support for creating EXIF tags required for Pix4Dmatic processing of images tagged by True View EVO.
  • Updated integrated POSPac processing to v8.7 in True View EVO.
  • Added support for processing a 3DIS® trajectory solution using POSPac MMS in True View EVO.
  • Added support for processing the new True View 515 and True View 435 3DIS® models.
  • Added a catalog function to Project Manager.
  • Added Export/Publish Explorer Package (evx) for publishing a dataset to a package that can be passed to a client.
  • Added Export/Publish Explorer Package (evx) for publishing a dataset to a Reckon site.
  • Added Open Explorer Package (evx) for creating a new LP360/EVO project from an exported Explorer Package.
  • Added Photos tab to Add Files for adding True Pose® Photos with special GeoCue EXIF tags.
  • Added support in the True View EVO POSPac processing wizard for an Override APX Mounting Parameters file containing lever arm offsets and IMU mounting angles to be used instead of the defaults that were in the APX at the time of acquisition.
  • In LAS File Analyst, added a new Repair Tool that will remove all LAS points that fall outside of the current Min/Max header extents.
  • Added a Default Projects Root Folder in Project Settings.
  • Added support for Russian language.
  • Added a new Create Project dialog.
  • Added a new Save Project dialog.
  • Added a new Startup dialog.
  • Added a tolerance to the Downstream test in Feature Analyst.
  • Added support for vertical datums in South Africa (SA LLD height – SAGeoid2010) and Portugal (Cascais height – geodPT08).
  • Added a new Colorize LAS from Raster PCT for colorizing any point cloud using an orthomosaic.
  • Added support in Live View for up to three simultaneous active Extra Bytes for filtering, display and symbology.
  • Added support in Live View for Scan Angle and GPS Time for filtering, display and symbology.
  • EVO now uses a unified Reckon login.
  • Added a setting to allow the user to invert the action of the mouse wheel in the map view.
  • Added support for StripAlign for EVO (SAfE) to allow strip alignment to be improved by executing a fully integrated version of StripAlign by BayesMap Solutions, LLC that is installed and driven by EVO. The license is separate from the True View EVO license.
  • Added support for True Pose® Photos.
  • Added the free True View EVO Explorer license level, akin to the LP360 Viewer license, plus the Image Explorer tool for viewing True Pose images.
  • Added a right-click TOC command to Merge LAS Layers to support merging to a new or existing LAS Layer.
  • Added a right-click LAS Files command to Move Selected File(s) to support moving LAS files to a new or existing LAS Layer and setting the read/write permissions of the layer.
  • Added several right-click menu options in the TOC and LAS Files tabs to Open Location in Explorer.
  • Added a new option in Export Wizard to generate a Max Z image under the Point Insertion surface type. Allows a user to satisfy the new USGS LIDAR Base Specification requirement for Maximum Surface Height Rasters (MSHRs).
  • Added a new Job Manager to support queuing and managing MfE and SAfE processing. Additional processes to be supported in the future.
  • Clarified the points renderer and TIN renderer selection on the GUI in Live View.
  • Significant improvements to the Power Line Extraction PCT.
  • Various improvements to the Low/Isolated Points PCT when running only the isolated option.
  • Various improvements to the Adaptive TIN Ground PCT.
  • Performance improvements for the Planar Point Filter PCT.
  • The Live View eye dropper tool now works in the Profile View.
  • Resolved an issue where the pyramid (QVR) files when running the Classify by Statistics PCT would not get updated.
  • Resolved some issues with tools not enabling for the LP360 Viewer license.
  • Numerous help and bug fixes, plus stability improvements.

New Features coming in v2022.1:

  • Modified license levels: TrueView EVO is now TrueView EVO 3DIS, and TrueView EVO Lite is now TrueView EVO.
  • Enabled additional tools at the EVO Explorer license level to accommodate field checks and upload of archived Cycles to a Reckon archive or support.
  • Increased size limitation for the new EVO and EVO 3DIS license levels from 4 km2 to 10 km2.
  • Added support for DJI Zenmuse L1 (M300-RTK) guest sensor processing in True View EVO at the new True View EVO licensing level.
  • Added an Undistort Image option to Image Explorer.
  • Added a Copy LAS Layers right-click menu tool in the TOC to Copy/Move LAS files, which unlike its predecessor Merge LAS Layers (only moved references to LAS files), physically copies or moves the LAS files associated with layers to a canonical project position of “Project\LAS\Layer”.
  • Added a Delete Project tool in Project Manager.
  • Added support for “metered” use of StripAlign for EVO (SAfE) using True View points.
  • Added a Cluster by Distance PCT.
  • Added Modulo option to Extra Bytes renderer in Live View.
  • Added a “Suppress Zero” checkbox in Live View that when checked in Modulo mode will filter out all points with an Extra Bytes value of zero.
  • Added support for processing the new TrueView 645 and TrueView 650 3DIS® models.
  • Modernized the toolbars.
  • Added a user selectable toolbar button size (View -> Toolbar Icon Size -> Small/Medium/Large). The default is small, but medium is the same size as previous releases.
  • Added support for additional vertical datums in Britain (ODN OSGM15 and HS2-VRF), Germany (DHHN2016 – GCG2016), Portugal (Cascais height – GeodPT08), Romania (Constanta height – Ro-qg401), Slovakia (Baltic 1957 height – dvrm), Sweden (SWEN08_RH70, SWEN08_RH2000, and SWEN17_RH70).
  • Added support for processing to NZGD2000 meridional circuits in POSPac desktop for owned 3DIS® models.
  • Added EPSG codes to the following 2D GEOGCS’s found in the coordinate system picker: WGS84(G1150), ETRF2000, ITRF2000/2005/2008/2014 and S-JTSK[JTSK03].
  • Added the following deprecated coordinate reference systems to the coordinate system picker: NAD83(CSRS) 3TM 120, NAD27 NY Long Island, NAD27 PA South, NAD27 TN, NAD83(2011) WI Central, NAD83(2011) NE.
  • Added the following coordinate reference systems to the coordinate system picker: S-JTSK[JTSK03] Krovak & Krovak East North, Colombia Origen-Nacional, MGI Austria East, Central & West.
  • Added offline MfE activation/deactivation in Project Settings -> EXP tab.
  • Automated the selection of the antenna calibration file (atx) file for TV250 and DJI guest sensor local base processing.
  • Check and warns user if the antenna model is unknown or has no available antenna calibration for local guest sensor processing or for all POSPac processing.
  • Added support for French and Portuguese languages.
  • Added support for deriving the survey nail coordinate using Trimble CenterPoint RTX during POSPac processing instead of needing to know the position a priori.
  • Added support for multi-Cycle Import of TrueView and guest sensors:
    • Updated verbiage for import wizard options.
    • Add all Cycles or archived Cycles with base observation and ancillary files, survey nail information, and batch import, showing progress and status reporting per Cycle.
    • User adds all base station observation files and LP360 will now auto select the appropriate ones for each Cycle.
    • Antenna height is read from the RINEX and where possible the T02 base observation files.
    • Added the ability to create a Survey Nail/Reference Mark from the coordinates found in an archived Cycle.
    • Added right-click menu options for setting area, ancillary files, Survey Nail/Reference Mark.
    • Added support for T02 base observation files for all POSPac supported trajectory positioning options.
    • Automatically generates view groups for each Cycle and Temporal Date.
  • Adds support for Calibrate Colors capability in Metashape for EVO/Ortho Mapping by adding the new options to the MSConfig.yml.
  • Added a Copy to Clipboard in TrueView Archive Manager.
  • Added a Recover Point Cloud Task tool to recover a long-running Point Cloud Task that terminated early due to power outage, software issue, etc.
  • Improvements to the Powerline Extractor PCT to handle larger gaps in points along the span.
  • Resolved an issue with the Powerline Edit tool.
  • Removed the Preview button for Point Cloud Tasks from the Point Cloud Tasks tab.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent a successful execution of TV250 and guest sensor data in POSPacCloud using smartBase.
  • Resolved a issue where Image Explorer drives would stop working after the MfE post processing step.
  • Resolved an issue where 3D polygons were not draped properly when using pure drape.
  • Resolved an issue with TV515 calibrations that allows us to now achieve a tighter RMSEz of the noise envelope.
  • Numerous help and bug fixes, plus stability improvements.
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