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Breaklines, Part 2 - Contours
March 20, 2013

In the previous issue of LP360 News, I introduced the use of Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN) for modeling point derived elevation data as well as the basic concepts of "soft" breaklines. I realized when writing that first article that it is probably a useful exercise to review contours. Thus this part II article will be devoted to this subject and we will continue with breaklines in the third article of the series.

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Adding the 3rd Dimension to Imagery
March 17, 2013

LIDAR data included as a standard layer in your ArcGIS® project (using LP360 for ArcGIS®, of course) can prove very useful, simply for dynamic visualization.

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Breaklines Should Undergo QA/QC
December 15, 2012

As with any data, breaklines should undergo a QA/QC process. For breaklines this should entail a check for potential topology errors as well as incorrect elevation values.

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Using GeoCue to Manage LAS files in TerraScan
October 25, 2012

Learn how to use the GeoCue workflow management framework to manage LAS files in TerraScan.

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So what can you do with that ASCII LIDAR data?
October 16, 2012

Much LIDAR data has been delivered in text format (American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII) rather than the rich binary LAS format. In this article we examine the value of ASCII LIDAR data.

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What is the LAS Format?
November 14, 2011

This article will provide an overview of the LAS format, which is a public file format for the interchange of 3D point cloud data between data users.

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Recommended Flight Planning and Data Deliverables for a LIDAR Project
May 26, 2007

This technical note provides recommended flight planning procedures and suggestions for contractual data deliverables for organizations that are subcontracting field data collection for a LIDAR project to a service provider.

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