Software adds lidar capability

April 20th, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

LizardTech launched version 10 of its GeoExpress data manipulation and compression software. This version includes expanded lidar data handling capabilities and improved interface communication. The software was originally created to enable geospatial professionals to manipulate digital satellite, aerial, and UAV images and losslessly compress them to industry-standard MrSID or JPEG2000 files for more efficient use. The addition of lidar handling in 2015 and 2016 releases offered the ability to natively compress lidar data to MrSID and LAZ formats with no loss of data content, saving storage and processing time, as well as support high-density BPF point clouds. In past versions the software performed only basic compression and mosaicking of lidar point clouds. The new version enables users to reproject lidar files into different coordinate systems and crop the data to create smaller files. Individual files or single tiles within a mosaic can be cropped to a specified area of interest for easier and faster processing. Additionally, GeoExpress 10 allows the user to crop by elevation, adding a third dimension to spatial image management. The new version also has the ability to pause and then re-start a processing task without losing any progress already achieved.

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