USDA LIDAR Training Part 6a: Adding Data and LAS File Analyst

A short tutorial to introduce users to adding data in LP360 and a short introduction to using LAS File Analyst to review the makeup of the content of the LAS files.

This tutorial picks up from USDA LIDAR Training Part 5: Licensing LP360 and uses data downloaded as explained in USDA LIDAR Training Part 4: Introduction to LIDAR Server.

This tutorial is courtesy of the USDA NRCS – National Cartography & Geospatial Center.

Adding Data and LAS File Analyst
  • 0:01 – 0:045 – LP360 toolbars description and initial setup
  • 0:56 – 1:52 – Main LP360 toolbar – explanation of add data button being active to indicate licensing
  • 1:53 – 4:32 – Add files dialog – adding las file(s) and las file header values description
  • 4:33 – 5:22 – Add files – Open Setting – Importance of Read/Write settings
  • 5:23 – 6:23 – Add files – Load Setting – loading files vs footprints
  • 6:24 – 7:01 – Add files – Options – Append to compatible layers, ignore incompatible SRS
  • 7:02 – 8:40 – Add files – Options – Pyramids – Thorough explanation of significance
  • 8:42 – 9:33 – Brief overview of Add files settings, data load explanation
  • 9:33 – 10:29 – Project Settings – project path explanation
  • 10:29 – 11:52 – Project Settings – Project SRS and Saving project explanation
  • 11:59 – 12:51 – Adding WMS layer – preset and custom explanation
  • 12:52 – 13:12 – Exercise progress update
  • 13:13 – 13:31 – Importance of saving project periodically
  • 13:38 – 14:24 – LAS file boundary explanation (min/max extent)
  • 14:26 – 15:20 – Active LAS Layer importance – single LAS mode, LAS right click info
  • 15:23 – 15:45 – Las File Analyst (LFA) – opening via right click or toolbar button for the active las layer
  • 15:46 – 16:26 – LFA – header info
  • 17:16 – 20:08 – LFA – Scanning LAS files explanation, multi-select, Flags and classification explanation
  • 20:10 – 20:37 – LFA – scan angle, point source ID, color info
  • 20:38 – 22:14 – LFA – options info – checks, repair, and editing; setting point source ID
  • 22:18 – 22:40 – LFA – Wrap up and reinforcing importance of the function

The USDA LIDAR training continues with USDA LIDAR Training Part 6b: Legends and using Live View.

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