Register for an evaluation license for Terrasolid software

GeoCue Group is the North American reseller for the Terrasolid software, covering the US, Canada and Mexico. If you would like to try out the Terrasolid software before you buy it, register for an evaluation license by following these steps: Download the latest versions of the desired Terrasolid software modules at https://www.terrasolid.com/ssl/download_software.php. Please note the…

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County Coordinate Systems in Terrasolid

To configure county coordinate systems in either TerraScan or TerraPhoto, ascertain the proper metric projection values for the desired county system. In the GeoCue workflow management software, these can be found on the Coordinate System Picker dialog or in the GeoCue Common Folder. In LP360 or True View EVO, they are found in the Coordinate…

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File %s was not found

User receives the error message “File %s was not found” during a Terrasolid product installation. The file not found usually indicates either the package wasn’t unzipped, a bad installer, or files are missing. Unzip the installation files and attempt to install. Try downloading the installation files again and unzip before installation. ***Remember to right-click on…

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Creating an NAVD88 Geoid Adjustment File

Summary: The NGS geoid data files are not directly compatible with TerraScan. Also, the Convert Geoid File utility does not recognize this format. Hence, one must convert it to and “E N dz” format for use in TerraScan’s and TerraPhoto’s Adjust to Geoid tool. This workflow contains step by step instructions for converting NGS geoid data…

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TerraScan: Extracting Paint Lines

Introduction The Terrasolid software suite has many tools that support mobile mapping. Included in these is the capability to extract paint markings. This tool has been discussed in isolation in previous Tool Tips, but this article discusses a workflow, of which Find Paint Lines plays a leading role. The following steps are discussed: Pre-classification Correct…

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Find Poles using TerraScan

The “Find Poles” tool was introduced to the Railroad Tool Box with the release of TerraScan v017.018. While originally intended to automatically detect pole type objects along roads and railroads, which were collected using mobile or high-density airborne LIDAR data, this tool is designed in a manner where it can be used to detect a…

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Draw Plane Section Tool

A new tool has been introduced to TerraScan’s View Laser tool box called “Draw plane section” (Figure 1). This tool can prove very useful when vectorizing planar features from a dataset.  Using the previous viewing options (Draw section, etc.), it can be difficult and tedious to manually draw in a required line work at the…

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TerraScan: Tree Database Tools

Introduction Commonly, municipalities are responsible for the management of trees in public spaces, such as parks, the landscape of city buildings, along streets, and in road medians. These trees need to be located, identified, measured and monitored over time. With this information, the city can evaluate and sustain the health and safety of their trees…

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TerraScan: Label Clearance

A new tool has recently been added to the TerraScan Road toolbox (beginning with v017.024) called Label Clearance (Figure 1). This tool builds upon the set of tools using the distance attribute and adds more automation to extracting information from point clouds. The Label Clearance tool enables the quick and easy measurement and display of…

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TerraScan: Range Classification with Terrestrial Scanner Data

Recently, a customer had a question about using the ‘Classify by Range’ (TerraScan -> Classify -> Routines -> Classify by Range) classification routine with terrestrial scanner (tripod-mounted static scanner) data.  This tool classifies points based upon each point’s respective range from the scanner’s position at the moment of collection.  This tool was designed to improve…

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