LP360

LIDAR & Photogrammetric Point Cloud Processing

The World's Most Powerful GIS Environment
for LIDAR & Point Cloud Processing

Whether from airborne LIDAR or drone collected imagery, 3D point clouds have become a critical element in mapping. LP360, an advanced desktop toolset, makes easy work of extracting information and deriving products from point clouds in standalone or ArcGIS environment.

powerful visualization tools

Visualization

Comprehensive visualization is a core element of analyzing point clouds. LP360 gives the ability to not only see your world in 3D but to answer questions previously requiring field acquisition techniques. Points can be displayed by intensity, color value, elevation and classification. Rendering modes include points, a surface model triangulated irregular network (TIN), wireframe and combinations of points on surfaces. Surface “sun” shading is also supported. Contours are dynamically generated and displayed. Viewing windows include plan (map) view, profile (cross section) and 3D.

Use the many display combinations in LP360 to save time and money by getting your questions answered from the office.

Seamless Management of Thousands of LAS Files

Due to the size of these extremely powerful data many GIS professionals are unable to gain the maximum advantage from them. LP360’s advanced display techniques have solved this barrier. Overcoming this obstacle is just one of the ways LP360 brings the benefits of LIDAR to the GIS desktop.

Extensive Quality Check Tools

There is nothing worse than discovering issues with your data months after you have taken possession. Even if using public data, it is a good idea to run quality checks to better understand the data characteristics—especially as some workflows require specific data characteristics and quality levels.

Using a UAV to collect data?  LP360 includes tools for testing both the horizontal and vertical accuracy of point clouds and orthomosaics. A report generator is included, allowing you to deliver an accuracy report as part of the customer deliverables.

With LP360’s extensive Quality Check toolset, identify problems in a timeframe that prevents costly errors and ensures that you have the quality data you need.

Import/Export Wizard for Multiple Formats

LP360’s Export Wizard gives you the ability to generate the products you need on an ad hoc basis to give you a solution tailored to your exact needs.

Derivative Product Generation

LP360 includes an extensive set of tools for creating derivative products. The digital elevation model (DEM) tools allow users to set the grid spacing and interpolation methods. Project-wide contours can be exported at user specified intervals and labeling. Contour smoothing can be applied for cartographic applications. Additional products include slope, aspect, hill shade and intensity rasters.

Interactive and Automatic Classification Tools

Regardless if you are a LIDAR production organization needing to manually edit classifications created from automatic routines or a GIS organization that needs to implement a few corrections, LP360’s interactive classification tools are fast and easy to learn.

Classification of data is an important data preparation step prior to volumetric analysis and ground digital elevation model (DEM) generation. Conveyor systems overhanging stockpiles are classified prior to volumetric analysis to allow them to be excluded from the volume computations. In addition to interactive tools, LP360 includes utility “Point Cloud Tasks” for classifying height above ground, moving one class to another class, and generating classification statistics.

The LP360 automatic Ground Classification is a configurable point cloud task (PCT) that allows for comprehensive classification of flat or hilly terrain. The Model Key Points (MKP) Point Cloud task intelligently thins the dataset to create surface models with a user specified vertical accuracy using fewer points where possible to define flat or sloped areas.

Breakline Digitization Tools for a Variety of Constraint Conditions

One of the more powerful capabilities within LP360 is breakline capture and enforcement. Use breaklines to introduce artificial elevation constraints to a dataset. Use LP360’s extensive breakline tools to apply water body flattening to an area and to define riverbanks, distinct edges, and changes in terrain.

You may even take existing 2D breaklines and assign the Z-value easily turning your 2D breaklines into 3D.

Automatic Feature Extraction

Whether you need to extract polygons for buildings footprints or vegetation, LP360 has the tools you need. Using the automatic point cloud tools allow you to save time in collecting this very valuable information that can be used in a variety of different analysis workflows from planning to greenspace ordinance compliance.

Automatic Rail Alignment Extraction and Top of Rail Classification

The LP360 Rail Extraction tools for LIDAR data automatically extract a rail alignment (centerline) vector as well as classify “top of rail”. The alignment is collected as a set of 3 dimensional vectors in Shape file format. The top of rail points have their Classification Attribute set to the user’s choice of class number being used for rail (10 is the industry standard).

Volumetric Analysis

LP360 includes a complete tool set for volumetric analysis. These tools allow users to define the “toe” of a volume calculation with a variety of methods from interactive sketching to predefined definition files. Volumes can be computed using defined bases or between point clouds (for use in time change analysis). The reports include tabular data as well as the ability to generate output point clouds that represent the volume area (for example, a point cloud of a stockpile).

Cross-Sections and Contours

Cross-sections can be extracted from point clouds using a variety of “alignment” definitions. The cross-sections can be of a user specified length or clipped to enclosing polygons. LP360 includes advanced contouring tools that allow for both interactive visualization (dynamic contouring) and generating file-based contours for customer delivery.

Compare LP360 Licensing Levels

Feature

Viewer

Basic

Standard

Advanced

Visualization of All LAS Attributes as Points and Surface Models

On-the-fly Surface Rendering (TIN) and Contouring with Break-in Enforcement

Integrated and Synchronized 3D and Profile Windows

Seamless Management of Thousands of LAS Files

Extensive Quality Check Tools

Export Derived Products such as Rasters, Contours, Analytic Views, etc.

Line-of-sight Analysis

Interactive Classification Tools

Classify by GIS Data Layers and Features (including 3D points, lines and polygons)

Convert 2D vectors to 3D by Automated Surface Elevation and Extraction

Breakline Digitization Tools for a variety of constraint conditions

Extensive 3D Feature Edit Tools

Volumetric Analysis Tools

Cross-section Generation and Export

Automatic Stockpile Toe Extraction

Automatic Ground Classification and Model Key Point Creation Tools

Automatic Planar Surface & Building Footprint Extraction

Automatic Rail Alignment Extraction and Top of Rail Classification

Note: LP360 sUAS has the same features as LP360 Advanced but is limited to a 4km² project size. Not all tools are available in the LP360 for ArcGIS extension.

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System Requirements:

LP360 operates within the ArcGIS environment; therefore, LP360 has the same system requirements as ArcGIS. Use the links below to find the requirements for your system.

LP360 License Types

LP360 has both machine (node-locked) and concurrent (floating) licensing options available.

The LP360 authorization process uses files digitally locked to specific machines. Our floating licenses run as a Windows service and can therefore be set up on any machine running a Windows OS on the LAN/WAN. Remote desktop installations require a floating license type.

 

How LP360 Co-Licensing Works

LP360 and LP360 Standalone are co-licensed products and as such, both applications (LP360 in ArcGIS and LP360 Standalone) are authorized under the same license type. This means that if you have only one license, then only one instance of LP360 will run at a time. You can run LP360 for ArcGIS or LP360 Standalone, but not both at the same time.

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