This is the fourth edition of our series on breaklines in LP360, which is our advanced LIDAR and point cloud processing software. In this edition, we will have a look at how features are represented in LP360 as well as the tools available for collecting “flat” breaklines.
Features in LP360 are internally stored as files in Shape format. This is a binary standard developed by ESRI® in the 1990s that is ubiquitous throughout the mapping industry. When features are displayed by LP360, they are in a format that we developed for object representation of points, polylines and polygons. Anytime you examine a feature in LP360, you will see it presented in Shape format. From a user perspective, LP360 supports 2D (x,y or planimetric) and 3D (x,y,z) features. The supported geometry types are: