Easy point cloud data processing in ArcGIS

LTK™ is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop that allows you to process unlimited LiDAR or photogrammetric point cloud data to produce elevation-based products, such as enhanced forest inventories in, a familiar GIS environment.

Forestry companies make significant investments in time and money when they acquire LiDAR and/or photogrammetric point cloud data for those forest assets under their management. How do you extract the most value and benefit from these large datasets that consist of billions of points? Instead of hiring a service provider to process your data, why not leverage the decades’ worth of scientific research and development that has been incorporated into LTK™ to create those information products that you need to transform and drive your business.

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How LTK™ benefits you

You do not need a PhD degree or know how to code, script, or execute confusing workflows to generate various elevation- and forest-related raster products. While LTK™ does encapsulate decades of advanced scientific R&D, through an explicit focus on good design, anyone can use this tool to get from A to Z and create the information products that they need.

LTK™ is typically purchased by organizations that have in-house GIS expertise and prefer to do the work themselves instead of outsourcing it to service providers who often do not have domain expertise in their area of business. In most cases, since these organizations have GIS Analysts trained to use Esri’s industry-leading ArcGIS software, it just makes sense to use LTK since it runs within a software that these analysts are already intimately familiar with.

While LTK™ was originally developed for use by the forest industry, it has application to other sectors that are reliant on the production of elevation-based information products, such as DEMs, or feature extraction.

Whether it be a point cloud remotely sensed by LiDAR or created from aerial imagery, LTK™ is agnostic to the generating technology. It just needs point data.

Simple & Intuitive

LTK™ was developed with you, the end user in mind. What this means is that its simple and intuitive design gives you the ability to process LiDAR and photogrammetric point cloud data in-house. However, just because it is easy to use does not mean that LTK™ is limited in its data processing capabilities.

Advanced Modelling

LTK™ allow users to customizes workflows to support advanced modelling, which means that users have the flexibility to define custom predictors to be extracted from the point cloud data, implement custom predictive models that have been derived from statistical or machine learning methods, and build complex raster models that leverage LTK™ and ArcGIS built-in functions at the same time.

At Lim Geomatics, we are actively involved with remote sensing research and development (R&D) and continually monitor advances made in academia so that we can incorporate into LTK™ the latest scientific research findings so that LTK™ users are always leveraging the latest advances in R&D.

No Limit on Number of Points

There is no limit on the number of points that can be processed using LTK™ since the software incorporates smart data management algorithms that breaks large datasets into jobs that match the available resources on your computer. So, whether your computer has 2 cores and 4 GB of RAM or 4 cores and 16 GB of RAM, LTK™ will leverage whatever computer resources area available to get the job done.

Built for ArcGIS

LTK™ is built using the ArcGIS platform and if you know how to use ArcGIS Desktop, then you will know how to use LTK™. Unlike other point cloud processing software products available in the market where you need to know how to script or leverage some obtuse data formats, LTK™ was developed with foresters in mind.

Since LTK™ is a toolbar extension for ArcGIS Desktop, all the powerful analytical and data processing capabilities of ArcGIS Desktop itself is at your fingertips.

Who is Using LTK™

Systems Requirements 3.1

• ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1

– Basic

– Standard

• 3D Analyst Extension of ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1

An LTK™ version of ArcGIS Pro is coming soon!

For more information on LTK™, contact us.

Founded in 2006, Lim Geomatics is an industry-leading and award-winning GIS software development company. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, we specialize in building GIS web and mobile apps powered by the ArcGIS mapping platform.

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