TerraScan: The Distance Attribute

In late 2016 Terrasolid added Distance as a point attribute in their Fast Binary (FBI) format. This format is the one used for loaded points in TerraScan, so even when processing in LAS you have access to utilizing the attribute, you just need to compute and use it at the same time since it does…

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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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