Your project size now exceeds 4 km², causing sUAS to enter LP360 Viewer mode


The LP360 sUAS license level limits the project size to 4 km². If LP360 determines the project size exceeds this limitation, this informational dialog appears when adding LAS files to the project. LP360 will then revert to the Viewer License level and user functionality will be limited.

License Level Change Message

Probable Resolution #1:

Your project size exceeds the size limitation for an LP360 sUAS license. Contact to upgrade your license to an LP360 Advanced level license and remove the project size limitation.

Probable Resolution #2:

Your know project is smaller than 4 km², but you still receive this message. This issue is caused by the absence of spatial reference information in the header of the LAS file. If the units are not written to the header of the LAS file when it was created, LP360 will presume the units are meters. Hence, a project that is 4,000 x 4000 feet, will get interpreted as if it were 4,000 x 4,000 meters and exceed the project size limitation for the LP360 sUAS license level. The following steps explain how to correct this issue.

  1. Open LP360 and add the LAS files. You will receive the message shown above. Click ok and LP360 will enter viewer mode.
  2. Open the Project Settings dialog (File -> Project Settings) and
    click the ellipses button to the right of Project Spatial Reference System (SRS) to access the coordinate system manager.
  3. Choose the correct Spatial Reference System for your project files. Once the horizontal and vertical SRS has been set for the project, click Ok and click Ok again to dismiss these dialogs.
  1. Right-click on the LAS layer in the table of contents and click the option to “Set layer SRS using Project SRS”. Click yes to confirm.

Set layer SRS using Project SRS
  1. Save your current LP360 Project (File -> Save Project As).
  2. Open LP360 License Manager (File -> License Manager) and “Check Out” the sUAS license again.
  3. LP360 should no longer be in Viewer mode, and the correct project size should be displayed in the Project LAS Area (File -> Project Settings).

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