LIDAR Software

LIDAR & Photogrammetric Point Cloud Processing Software

3D High Performance Point Cloud Processing

Whether it's airborne or mobile collected LIDAR, 3D point clouds have become a critical element in mapping. LP360, an advanced desktop LIDAR software, makes easy work of extracting information and deriving products.

Point Cloud Visualization

Point Cloud Visualization

Comprehensive visualization is a core element of analyzing point clouds. Viewing methods include a top-down map, a scrollable profile and an interactive 3D window.

Display options for data include intensity, color value, elevation, classification and more. Rendering modes include points, a surface model triangulated irregular network (TIN), wireframe and a TIN/point combo.

Seamlessly Manage Thousands of Files

Seamlessly Manage Thousands of Files

As technology and collection methods continue to evolve, LIDAR projects continue to get bigger and bigger.  LP360’s advanced display techniques allow users to work on projects that consist of tens of thousands of LAS files where the size can be measured in Terrabytes. Overcoming this obstacle is just one of the ways LP360 LIDAR software brings the benefits of LIDAR to the GIS desktop.

Derivative Product Generation

Derivative Product Generation

LP360 includes an extensive set of tools, including the Export Wizard, 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 annotations. 
  • Contour smoothing can be applied for cartographic applications. 
  • Additional products include slope, aspect, hill shade and intensity rasters.
Interactive and Automatic Classification Tools

Interactive and Automatic Classification Tools

Data classification is an important step before certain derivative products can be generated. LP360 LIDAR software includes both interactive and automated tools to define points in the dataset.

  • Automatic Ground Classification allows for comprehensive classification of flat or hilly terrain.
  • The Model Key Points (MKP) Tool 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.
  • Height Segmentation for classifying points above ground.
  • Ability to redefine classification from one class to another.
  • Interactive classification methods are available in both map and profile windows. 
Breakline Digitization Tools for Constraint Conditions

Breakline Digitization Tools for Constraint Conditions

One of the more powerful capabilities within LP360 LIDAR software is breakline capture and enforcement. Use LP360's extensive breakline tools for water body flattening and to define riverbanks and changes in terrain. Breaklines can also be used to introduce artificial elevation constraints to a dataset and 2D breaklines can easily be converted into 3D by simply assigning Z-values.

Automatic Feature Extraction

Automatic Feature Extraction

Whether you need to extract polygons for building footprints, wires from powerline transmissions or define a railroad centerline, LP360 LIDAR software has the tools you need. Using Automatic tools saves time in collecting this valuable information that can be used in a variety of different analysis workflows such as planning, vegetation encroachment or ordinance compliance.

Cross-Sections and Contours

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 and also clipped to enclosing polygons. LP360 LIDAR software includes advanced contouring tools that allow for both interactive visualization (dynamic contouring) and generating file-based contours for customer delivery.

LP360 Licensing Levels

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

LP360 Viewer

Free viewer level of LP360 to view LIDAR data. 


LP360 Basic

Suitable for visualization, Quality Check and some derived product generation.


LP360 Standard

Basic + interactive classification, 3D editing and analysis capabilities.


LP360 Advanced

Standard + advanced point cloud tools and automatic classification routines.


LP360 Academic Lab Pack

The LP360 Lab Pack program is aimed at the classroom. Our Lab Packs consist of 20 Advanced student licenses and 1 Advanced instructor license. Lab Packs are offered under an annual lease program. All Lab Packs are based on the calendar year and must be renewed annually for continued use.



Compare LP360 Licensing Levels
FeatureViewerBasicStandardAdvanced
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: Rasters, Contours, Analytic View, 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      
CASE STUDIES

Identifying Building Heights Using…

The City of Franklin sought out our GIS department to help the city identify any buildings over three stories tall within city limits. This case study…

Full Case Study about Identifying Building Heights Using LIDAR Data

LIDAR for Building Elevation Data

When Hernando County Florida needed 3D model of the City of Brooksville, it turned to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) office for…

Full Case Study about LIDAR for Building Elevation Data

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