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#1 Steven Wohlgemuth

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 02:13 PM

Does anyone know if Lidar elevation data is of any use in Softplan?

I have a customer that is very techy and he got me this Lidar data as a KML file for Google Earth.

Using Google earth import in Softplan in our area seems to be far from accurate..

This is a screen shot from the file my client provided. The elevation lines are 1 foot increments.

The Lidar data he used comes from our governments website.

Data Catalogue - GeoNB (snb.ca)

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#2 Mark Petri

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 06:45 PM

I have not had much luck importing Lidar topography from our civil engineer. If you figure something out that works well, please do post it.


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#3 Sam Morgan

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Posted 14 September 2022 - 07:08 PM

Import the topo directly from google earth....really easy to do if you can locate a property corner relatively closely in earth


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#4 Mark Petri

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Posted 15 September 2022 - 08:49 AM

I have found the Google Earth import is not very good either. But, maybe it is just the reality of the areas we are working in. Even Lidar misses some of the detail that becomes important with foundation steps and heights. But, we work with some great excavators and foundation crews that deal with those conditions well.


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