LiDAR Project Creation
Aether makes it easy to manage your LiDAR point cloud data. Let's take a look at how to create a LiDAR project from scratch.
|Vector files||Area/corridor of the LiDAR project. See Manual File Upload about vector files supported.|
|Point cloud file||.las format|
3.1 Site Creation
Step 1 - Select "CREATE A SITE" in the top-right corner of the home page.
Step 2 - Fill in the information about the new site (see Site Creation).
Step 3 - Select "CREATE SITE".
Step 4 - Select "UPLOAD FILES".
Step 5 - Upload a vector file.
Step 6 - Make sure to select the radio button for "All surveys of this site". Then, click on "NEXT".
Step 7 - Fill in the information required. Then click on "UPLOAD"
- Name the file (here for the example: "Powerline")
- File type
- Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS)
Step 8 - Once the upload is complete, the file is visible in the download section.
Step 9 - The same file also becomes visible in the layers section.
Step 10 - To check that it's visible in the site list, exit the site and search for it in the search bar.
3.2 LiDAR Survey Creation
Open the site and proceed with the upload of the LiDAR point cloud.
Step 1 - Select, "Upload files" from the top right-hand side of the screen.
Step 2 - A new "Upload a file" window opens. Select "A new survey" under "Attach a file to".
Step 3 - Fill in the information:
- Date of the survey
- Name the survey
Step 4 - Drag and drop or browse for the point cloud file (.las) in the upload area. Then, Click on "NEXT".
Step 5 - Fill in the file information and click on "UPLOAD".
In the "Dataset properties" section:
- Type ("Point Cloud").
- Category (can be left empty)
- Select the correct CRS
Step 6 - When you're ready to proceed, select "Confirm".
Step 7 - To view the upload progress, select the cloud icon from the top right-hand side of the screen. The duration of this step depends on the size of the point cloud and depends on your Internet connection.
Step 8 - Once complete, a notification will appear.
Step 9 - Once all the files are uploaded, refresh the web page by selecting the site from the home menu.
Step 10 - Select the 3D view from the layers panel to browse your LiDAR survey.