USDA LIDAR Training Part 8: Integrating the Profile View

In this LP360 tutorial we review integrating the profile view into your workflow. Review of the legend command, symbology and filters in Live View, and profile drape lines.

This tutorial picks up from USDA LIDAR Training Part 7: Live View Custom Filters and uses data downloaded as explained in USDA LIDAR Training Part 4: Introduction to LIDAR Server. If you need to license LP360, see USDA LIDAR Training Part 5: Licensing LP360.

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

Integrating the Profile View
  • 0:50 – 2:44 – Viewer Integration toolbar and drawing profile line. Description of points viewed based on active LAS layer
  • 2:46 – 3:19 – Right click depth specification function
  • 3:20 – 5:00 – Modify the profile depth tool and double click profile depth continuation easter egg
  • 5:02 – 6:35 – Perpendicular cursor indicator line description
  • 6:44 – 7:10 – Shifting profile view with mouse scroll wheel
  • 7:21 – 7:58 – Profile view legend command – classification view
  • 7:59 – 9:14 – Altering point size; Synchronize views settings; toggling classifications
  • 9:31 – 10:37 – Additional explanation of Synchronize views settings and explanation of 100% of points being displayed
  • 10:39 – 11:40 – Profile is points only and altering vertical scale
  • 11:44 – 12:32 – Measure tool
  • 12:33 – 13:35 – Shortcut keys – Pan and zoom button functionality
  • 13:36 – 14:34 – Re-center z extent of profile button
  • 14:35 – 16:30 – Measure Area; Drape line
  • 16:45 – 17:22 – Drape line – Point Source ID display
  • 17:34 – 19:19 – Graticules – usage and settings
  • 19:20 – 20:12 – Copy to clipboard function
  • 21:13 – 22:09 – Cursor crosshair
  • 22:32 – 24:02 – View profile by return and classification

The USDA LIDAR training continues with USDA LIDAR Training Part 9: Integrating the 3D Viewer.

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