Visual Learning Systems, Inc. (VLS), a feature extraction and image understanding solutions company at Montana, has announced the official release of LIDAR Analyst, a highly sought after solution for automating the collection of 3D features from LIDAR data.
Early studies show LIDAR Analyst captures and attributes nearly 100% of building and tree features, while extracting bare earth within centimeters of sensor accuracy. LIDAR Analyst provides this level of accuracy with simple one-button automation. “Automation is the future,” states VLS CEO Dr. David W. Opitz. “LIDAR Analyst reduces the labor time required to extract features for both the GIS and Modeling & Simulation communities, providing a new paradigm for 3D geospatial data production.”
LIDAR Analyst uses multi-return LIDAR data, including intensity bands, to discern and extract 3D features. The extracted features include attributes such as building height, roof type, tree crown width, and many others. LIDAR Analyst provides additional tools for editing Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), modifying bare earth surfaces, auto-squaring of building footprints, editing complex polygons and much, much more. In combination with VLS’ Feature Analyst software, the LIDAR Analyst application provides professionals with a wide range of feature extraction workflows for LIDAR and multi-band imagery.