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 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.

Coming soon in v2021.1:

  • Added a Conjugate Point 3D tool in Image Explorer (EXP).
  • Added support for DJI M210-RTK and DJI-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 automated processing with Agisoft’s Metashape v1.7.x in True View EVO.
  • Added support for creating EXIF tags required for Pix4Dmatic processing of images tagged by True View EVO.
  • Updated integrated POSPac processing to v8.6 in True View EVO.
  • Added support for processing a 3DIS trajectory solution using POSPac MMS in True View EVO.
  • Added a catalog function to Project Manager.
  • Significant improvements to the Power Line Extraction PCT.
  • Added Export Explorer Package (evx) for publishing a dataset to a package that can be passed to a client.
  • 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.
  • Added a Default Projects Root Folder in Project Settings.
  • Added support for Russian language.
  • Efficiency improvement for Low/Isolated Points PCT when running only the isolated option.
  • New Create Project dialog
  • New Save Project dialog
  • New Startup dialog
  • Added 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 a point cloud using an orthomosaic.
  • Added support for up to three simultaneous active Extra Bytes for filtering and display.
  • 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.

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