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Documentation about DEM creation from LIDAR LAS files obsolete

Good evening,

I am evaluating PCI 2017 and I tried creating a DEM from LIDAR data. If I follow the instructions given at:

http://www.pcigeomatics.com/pdf/Creating_LIDAR_surface_from_LAS.pdf

That simply not works. There is no "Import and build" DEM in the menu. In fact, it is not possible to select a menu option before creating a project. And there is no project type related to LIDAR data import. I nevertheless succeeded in importing a LAZ file. But the ortho engine prompted to add images.

Is there an updated documentation available?

Thanks in advance,

Jean

 

Jean Vézina

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Hi Jean,

The tutorial assumes your project has already been created and you have imported your data.

Please see our training guides for more information on OrthoEngine:

https://support.pcigeomatics.com/hc/en-us/categories/200255819-Training-Resources

The following tutorials show how to work with Lidar data:

https://support.pcigeomatics.com/hc/en-us/articles/203482869-DEM-Creation-Using-3D-Vectors

https://support.pcigeomatics.com/hc/en-us/articles/204186415-LIDAR-ASCII-data-

Hope this helps!

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I have read the tutorial and to import the LIDAR data I had to use the airphoto_project.prj supplied with the training files. This project already contains a set of images. In our case, we need to create the DEM from scratch from just the LIDAR data, without having images. Is it possible ?

Thanks,

Jean

 

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Hi Jean,

Note the airphoto_project.prj file is meant as an example to work through the training guides.

If you want to make a DEM from Lidar data outside of OrthoEngine where you do not need to create a project file, you will need to follow this tutorial –
https://support.pcigeomatics.com/hc/en-us/articles/203482869-DEM-Creation-Using-3D-Vectors

If you have any further questions contact our support team directly at support@pcigeomatics.com

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