||Tabs provided detailed option selection:
||Main controls on the bottom of the form, always visible.
This window display results on the map.
For a 3D view, you have
several options on this set of controls. These work on the current
map area, and you should restrict the map area to what you need, because
both of these options load a lot of data into memory which is slow
- LAS lidar color coding
- OpenGL Point
- 3 views will export elevation, classification, intensity,
and RGB if that is part of the point cloud. If more that
one cloud is checked, they will be merged.
- Class Cats: each classfication category will be exported in
its own layer, which you can turn on and off on the 3D viewer.
If more that one cloud is checked, they will be merged.
- Main button on the bottom will use the current color coding,
and export each cloud as a separate layer.
- Slice: EW and NS slices through
the point cloud.
- Thinning for OpenGL, and slices
- KML vertical offset, to put the points above the landscape.
- KML vertical offset: distance above the ground for KML exports.
- Bad point filter: if this is set, you can ignore
as noise, and also points classified as overlay.
- Assume LAS 1.4 for data sets using an older version of the LAS
specs, but including the newer classification categories, which is
- Open only tiles on map. If you make the map larger, no new
tiles will be added.
- Immediate zoom to cloud on opening files
- Immediate map after opening: turn off if you have very large
point clouds that will draw slowly, and you want to subset first
- Automatic lidar redraws: turn off for a very large point cloud
- Show point density of mean grid creation
- Log output
||Tools tab: Many of these options require that the base
map in use have a DEM associated with it, which will determine the size
of the grid created.
- Histograms/Counts: histograms for elevation and
intensity, and a count of the returns in each category,
and by return number.
- Zero classification: merge all LAS
files in the current files listing into a single file,
with the classifications all reset to zero.
- RGB Palette:
- Split by class: create new files by classification
(vegetation, buildings, ground, non_ground,
unclassified, and other)
- Recenter files: recenter all coordinates so that
multiple files share the same values. This is
designed for use with Cloud
Compare, and not at this time to create usable LAS
files for further analysis.
- Subset/tile: recursively quarter files until all
file sizes are under a specified value;
- Zero fields : set the following fields to zero:
Intensity, ReturnFlags, ScanAngle, UserData,
- Cell statistics: compute elevation statistics for
every cell in the DEM on which the point cloud is
- Recompute: recreate the index files for the lidar
directories (all those currently selected). Should
only be necessarily if the index becomes corrupted, or
you add new files to the directory.