LiDAR360 Version Release Notes

v4.0.8 – 15/5/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of generating DSM and contour in batch processing mode
    • Fixed the bug of displaying control points
    • Fixed the bug of naming problem for imported DXF files in the function of section analysis

v4.0.7 – 7/5/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of reading ASCII files
    • Fixed the bug of reprojecting files with geographical coordinates

v4.0.6 – 28/4/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of Remove Outliers crashing
    • Fixed the bug of Classify by Height Above Ground

v4.0.5 – 22/4/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of failure of Regression Analysis
    • Fixed the bug of incorrect converion from .LAS to .LiData in batch processing mode

v4.0.4 – 9/4/2020

  • Enhancements:
    • Improve the function of Statisics of Individual Tree Attributes
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of Regression Analysis crashing
    • Fixed the bug of class update in the memory mode
    • Fixed the bug of Forest Metrics in Batch Process mode

v4.0.3 – 27/3/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the bug of Point Cloud Segmentation from Seed Points in TLS Forest module
    • Fixed the bug of data missing when opening files in PLY format

v4.0.2 – 18/3/2020

  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fixed the crash bugs in the function of Batch Processing including Normalize by DEM, Remove Outliers and Noise Filter
    • Fixed  the  bug of Leaf  Area  Index  in ALS Forest module

v4.0.1 – 5/3/2020

  • Enhancements:
    • Added the function of Classify Closeby Points in batch processing
    • Fixed the bug of Individual Tree Editor crashing
    • Fixed the bug of Classify Low Points crashing
    • Fixed the bug of Batch Fitting DBH by Classification
    • Fixed other minor bugs

v4.0 – 30/12/2019

  • New Features:
    • Add denormalization tool
    • Add classify close points tool
    • Add manual rotation and translation tool
    • Add convert ASCII to BLH tool
    • Add individual tree editor tool. Support to create, merge, and delete tree
    • Add statistics individual tree attributes tool
    • Add TLS leaf area index tool
    • Add ALS forestry metrics calculation in give area tools
    • Add deviation analysis tool for two data of the same area collected in different times.
    • Add change detection tool
    • Add transform GPS time tool. Support to transform GPS time between GPS coordinate time and GPS week second
  • Enhancements:
    • Support online update checking and installing
    • Upgrade the version of LiData to 2.0. Support all the features of LAS 1.4 (except the waveform information) and support the additional attribute of the point cloud file
    • Support the color rendering for all the attributes of point cloud data
    • Support the rotation of 2D view
    • Support fast mode and precise mode in volume calculation and providing the information of the measuring area
    • Support zooming to the layer by double-clicking the file in the directory tree
    • Support recovering the data association in the same path for the project file path
    • Support EDL effect in render to file and save to video tools
    • Support generating automatic alignment report and clearing the data alignment information
    • Improve the profile editor. Support customizing hot keys. Solve the problem of profile buffer settings
    • Improve the EDL effects in orthogonal projection
    • Improve the cross selection tool. Support data clipping when being used with selection tool, or 2D drawing when being used with vector editor.
    • Improve data interaction experience:
      • Improve browsing fluency
      • Support automatically picking the rotation center
      • Improve point picking experience
      • Support measuring components in the measurement tools
      • Support measuring points number in the density measurement tool
    • Support recording the original Z value in normalization tool
    • Improve the data formats supported
      • Support E57 point cloud format
      • Support additional attributes for LAS, PLY, and ASCII format point cloud files
      • Support choosing the version of las file when exporting point cloud in las format (las 1.2, las 1.3, and las 1.4)
      • Support converting version of LiData (LiData 1.9 and LiData 2.0)
      • Support converting point cloud in Geographic Coordinate System to projected LiData
    • Improve the calculation method of individual tree crown volume
    • Improve the efficiency of the calculation of forestry metrics

v3.2 – 6/6/2019

  • New Features
    • Add brightness settings tool
    • Add ICP registration function
    • Support exporting TIN in DXF format
    • Add raster statistics tool
  • Enhancements:
    • Optimize EDL display effect in profile editing mode
    • Optimize the ground point filter
    • Optimize the efficiency and effect of “Classify Buildings” tool
    • Support rectangular/circular interactive area selection tool in clipping function
    • Change band calculator to raster calculator; support custom formula
    • Support hot keys and right-clicking menu in ALS individual tree segmentation editing tool
    • Support position uncertainty optimization mode in regression analysis
    • Support corresponding multiple point cloud files to one trajectory in “cut point cloud based on trajectory” tool
    • Profile editing and classifying:
      • Add the lasso selection tool
      • Add the plane detection tool
      • Support clearing the triangular network already been built
      • Support setting the size of brush selection tool
      • Support setting the step length of the profile translation
      • Optimize the efficiency of triangular network generating
    • TLS individual tree segmentation editing:
      • Support ignoring the Z-values of the input seed file
      • Support right-clicking menu and hot keys
      • Support hot keys in single tree attributes measuring
      • Support display of LiBackpack trajectory file
    • Manual registration:
      • Support inputting/outputting coordinate transformation matrix
      • Support the preview of transformation
    • Raster and table data:
      • Support color settings
      • Support highlighting objects when they are selected
      • Support centralizing the objects when they are double-clicked
  • Bug Fixed:
    • Fix the bug that the order of the vector and table data’s attribute table is wrong.
    • Fix the bug that only the displayed data will be used in “batch extraction DBH” tool
    • Fix the bug that profile selection will disappear in the main window if users edit point cloud in profile window

v3.1 – 31/12/2018

  • New Features:
    • Profile edit and classify:
      • Support block editing and classifying
      • Support multiple windows selecting and classifying
      • Add the brush selecting tool
      • Block editing mode supports to undo/redo
      • Add the automatic timing/automatic saving function
      • Add multiple selecting area filter classification/classification setting tools
      • Support hot key switch function
      • Block editing mode supports RAM usage warning
    • Boundary extraction adds convex hull and concave hull mode
    • Add check for updates function
  • Enhancements:
    • Improve the efficiency of LiData generating
    • Support to recalculate the histogram of point cloud intensity and elevation
    • Move the rectify to reprojection and transformation module
    • Multiple point selecting tool supports to customize the extended attributes
    • Support projected coordinate systems in JGD2011 coordinate system
    • Support POS files in more formats. Now support POS file with projected coordinates.
    • Support converting length units for las and LiData files.

v3.0.1 – 10/12/2018

  • New Features:
    • TLS data editing tools:
      • Add circle selection tool
      • Add profile translation tool
      • Add DBH inspector tool
  • Enhancements:
    • Optimize the color rendering for individual tree segmentation.
    • Optimize the segmentation of the vector boundary of crown in CHM individual tree segmentation.
    • Support the .shp file in section tool.
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fix the bugs already known

v3.0 – 16/10/2018

  • New Features
    • Save users’ parameter setting as default, prompt the information about each parameter when putting mouse on it
    • Support the spike-free TIN generation algorithm
    • Add the random forest regression model
    • Add the regression predict analyze
    • Add the Projections and Transformations toolset:
      • Seven parameters solution
      • Four parameters solution
      • Vertical datum transformation
    • Add noise classification function
    • Support to convert raster data to LiData
  • Enhancements
    • Improve the ground point filtering algorithm
    • Improve the accuracy and efficiency of the TLS individual tree segmentation tool
    • Upgrade the LiTIN format to support saving the corresponding LiDAR point classes in LiTIN data and display LiTIN data by classes
    • Improve the editing and flattening TIN data in LiTIN format
    • Tile by range supports buffer setting and vector exporting
    • Support subdivisions of Graticules
    • Support to generate multiple files when performing polygon clipping
    • Support to select RGB range when convert data to las format

v2.2 – 20/06/2018

  • New Features
    • Multi-threaded batch processing support
    • Measurement of individual tree attributes (total height, crown base height, stem straightness, diameter at breast height (DBH), etc.) from TLS data
  • Enhancements:
    • Improved regression analysis which allows for the importation of independent variables from external sources
    • Output elevation and intensity variables as .tif formatted files
    • Individual tree segmentation from a selected point cloud class
    • Improved TLS data editing tools that allow users to (1) batch process data to extract DBH measurements and (2) fit DBHs to point clouds selected in the profile view window
    • Add crown diameters, crown areas, and crown volumes to the outputs of the TLS individual tree segmentation tool
    • Functionality added to the Section Analysis Tool in the Terrain Module allowing users to now: (1) analyze .dxf formatted files, (2) import more than one file at a time and draw multiple section lines. (3) define a step value to simplify sections. (4) export multiple section files
    • Output contour feature as 2D polylines (.shp)
    • Edit for vector dataset attributes
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Tree heights now updated for tree filtering after tree segmentation tool has been run
    • Projection information of las data can now be read

v2.1.2 – 24/04/2018

  • Enhancements:
    • Improved batch extraction function for DBH (Diameter at Breast Height)
    • LiData upgrade
    • 30-day trial for power line module
  • Bug Fixed:
    • Strip alignment function

v2.1.1 – 08/04/2018

  • Enhancements:
    • Supports LAZ/LAS 1.4 file formats
    • Recognize intensity information with ply data

v2.1 – 05/02/2018

  • New Features:
    • Automatic calculation of flight strips matching parameters
    • Median ground point clouds classification
    • Supervised classification based on machine learning
    • Support to revise ground point filtering results of a defined region
    • Support cross section analysis
    • Support vector editing
    • Support selected region extends from both end in profile viewer
    • Support point cloud partitioning based on the number of points
    • Support to generate TIF images with projection information
  • Enhancements:
    • Improved DEM/DSM interpolation algorithm
    • Improved the efficiency of generating contour lines
    • Improved the efficiency of individual tree segmentation algorithm(individual tree segmentation from point cloud and individual tree segmentation based on seed point)
    • Supports richer terrain product formats, including a new ASC format for raster data and a new DXF format for the contour line
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • De-redundant function
    • Multipoint selection
    • Classification by attribute

v2.0 – 30/10/2017

  • New Features:
    • New License Key: The software could be activated by month or by module
    • Forest Module (divided to ALS module and TLS module):
      • ALS Module:
        • Seeds generation algorithm: generate segmentation seed layer based on CHM, Point Cloud Segmentation and Layer Stacking
        • Seeds edition: add/delete seeds,select seeds and segment individual tree based on seeds
        • Batch-processed segmentation based on input seed layer
      • TLS Module:
        • Ground Classification using TLS data
        • Batch-processed segmentation based on input seed layer
        • Calculate DBH of tree
        • Generate and edit segmentation seed layer
    • Classification Module:
      • Improve performance of ground points filter algorithm
      • Classification for key feature points. By identifying the key surface points, this allows the down-sampling of relatively flat areas thus improving processing efficiency without sacrificing quality
      • More user input parameters and options
    • Power Line Module:
      • Create vector output for power line and tower classifications
      • Real-time measurement of the distances from any given point to the closest power line and tower
    • Set point cloud display point size for individual layers
    • Automatically identify point cloud center point and set it as rotation center
    • Improved the visual effects of TIN
    • Display shapefile layer attribute table
    • Identify and locate the corresponding individual tree in the viewer by double-clicking a row in the segmentation result list table
    • Cross selection tool supports more accurate adjustment of the boundingbox
    • Display parameter in LOG viewer. The LOG file still stays at system’s TEMP folder
    • Support information collection when the software crashes. You can send crash information in the pop up interface to the mailbox.
    • The cut results for multiple data sources can be saved separately or be merged into a file

v1.5 – 14/07/2017

  • New Features:
    • Added power line module. The main functions include marking tower position, cutting the point cloud data based on the tower position, automatic classification of power line and tower, dangerous points detection and report generation
    • Added selection toolbar. It includes polygon selection, rectangle selection, sphere selection, in cut, out cut, save cut and cancel selection
    • Added editing point cloud classification with real-time TIN
    • Support to merge multiple files into one
    • Support undo to profile editing and selection function by Ctrl+Z
  • Enhancements:
    • CHM segmentation algorithm improvement. Users can adjust more parameters and generate the shape file of tree boundary
    • Add the residual report to the registration function. Users can choose the points for coordinate transformation
    • Cross selection result can be export
    • The parameters setting for batch processing for multiple files and multiple functions can be imported and exported
    • Improved profile editing efficiency
    • Users can choose whether to generate minor, basic and major contour when using “point cloud to contour” and “TIN to contour” functions
    • Add seven parameters transformation for reprojection function
    • The results of Clip by Circle and Clip by Rectangle can be exported as one file, or save as individual files according to the extent of circle or rectangle
    • The real-time coordinates in the status bar are more accurate
    • Improved user experience of navigating

v1.4 – 31/05/2017

  • New Features:
    • Added “generate TIN”, “TIN edit”, “TIN to Contour”, “TIN to DEM” functions
    • Added Grid Volume Statistics function
    • Added “Camera Roam” and “Save to Video functions”
    • Fix the bug for memory leak when loading .ply data

v1.3 – 17/04/2017

  • New Features:
    • PLY data import and export added to I/O module
    • Elevation difference, overlap and density quality reports added to strip adjustment module
    • Add “Subsampling based on octree” and “point cloud convert to DXF” to data management module
    • Power line classification
    • Support for mix and glass coloring modes in rendering
    • Batch process for multi-files and multi-functions
    • Geometric correction (support point cloud registration based on points or sphere targets)
  • Enhancements:
    • Speed improvements for contour generation based on point cloud
    • Users can set the properties of minor, basic and major contours for “point cloud to contour”. The elevation attributes can be read
    • Show the boundary of concave polygon for area measurements
    • The resolution of surface model is not limited to 0.5m
  • Bugs Fixed:
    • Fix the bug of file opening error when there is an invalid file in multiple .csv files
    • Fix the bug of window flash caused by EDL effect in windows 10
    • Bug fixed for stepwise regression
    • Bug fixed for software crash caused by opening old version of LiData
    • Bug fixed for software crash when opening the point cloud with unstandardized projection

Lite – 04/02/2017

Free version of LiDAR360, main functions including data visualization and grid statistics

v1.1 – 22/12/2016

  • New Features:
    • Software platform update: 2D&3D integration, multiple window linkage, rolling screen, display order changed by drag, cross selection,etc
    • Strip quality check function
    • Generate contour lines based on point cloud
    • Chinese software version
    • Bug fixed for raster image subdivision and LiModel with texture

v1.0 – 11/10/2016

First version release of LiDAR360

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