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Leica Photogrammetry Suite

Working with Quick Bird Stereo data



Photogrammetry Work Flow


II. LPS Architecture

Add-On Modules
LPS is scalable, so you can purchase only the tools you need to build your solution on top of
the Core. The add-on modules provide additional production-oriented tools that help
maximize data throughput.
LPS Stereo brings you the power of extracting geospatial content in a stereo viewing
environment. It features subpixel pointing, continuous roaming and zooming, as well as fastgraphics rendering. Viewing options
include Stereo, Split Panel, Mono and Tri-View.
Automatic Terrain Extraction (ATE) allows for fast, accurate automatic terrain extraction from
multiple images using sophisticated techniques with built-in accuracy reporting.
LPS Terrain Editor (TE) includes point, area and line-based terrain editing needed to clean
DTMs using stereo imagery as a reference backdrop. TE also supports many DTM formats,
including both TINs and GRIDs.
PRO600 puts flexible, easy-to-learn CAD-based tools in your hands for large-scale digital
mapping using stereo imagery, including signs, symbols, colors, line thickness, user-defined
line-types and forms.


Objective: Generating a block, triangulate, create DEM and generate

Ortho Image using Digital Globe data.
Task 1:

1. Click the Create new block file icon


. The Create New Block file dialog

2. From the Create New Block file dialog, click the Goto button and navigate to
the Outputs directory.
3. Type digitalglobe for the block file name, press Enter, then click OK. The Model
Setup dialog displays.

4. From the Model Setup dialog, select Orbital Pushbroom / Rational

Functions(based on your input) from the Geometric Model Category list, then for
the Geometric Model, select QuickBird/Worldview, and click OK.
5. Click the Set button. The Projection Chooser dialog displays.
6. From the Standard tab, within the UTM WGS 84 North category, select the
projection, and click OK.
7. Once the projection reference has been set, click OK. The block is created and
is listed in the LPS Project Manager.
8. To save the block, select File | Save.


Task 2:

You will now import some QuickBird/Worldview imagery into your new block file.
You will then create pyramid layers and import the sensor information into the
1. Click the Add frame to the list icon

When the Image File Name dialog displays, navigate to the Digital globe directory,
located within the LPS training data folder.
2. Open the Digital globe directory, and then open the scene_1 directory.
3. Change the Files of type setting to TIFF, then select QB_stereo1.tif then click

4. Click the Add frame to the list icon


again, and return to the Digital globe

5. Open the scene_2 directory, and select QB_stereo2.tif, then click OK.
You should now see two listings in the CellArray, for these images. Now that the
imagery has been added to the block file, we will attach the RPC file to the raster
Digital globe image.


Task 3:

To ensure that we have the correct exterior orientation data present, we need to
attach the RPC files to the imagery.
1. In the CellArray, select Row # 1 to highlight the first image.
2. In the LPS Project Manager window, click the Show and edit frame properties

3. Ensure that the RPC Coefficients file is set to qb_stereo1.rpb.

4. Click the Next button.


5. Ensure that the RPC Coefficients file is set to qb_stereo2.rpb.

6. Click OK in the QuickBird RPC Frame Editor dialog.
The correct orientation data has now been associated with each Digital globe
image and the display window should refresh to show this.

Task 4: Importing GCPs & generating Tie points to a Digital globe Image Block:

Ground control points (GCPs) may be added to a Digital globe block file to
strengthen the relationship between images by refining the rational polynomial
model. However with RPCs (Rational Polynomial Corrections) you do not have to
have GCPs for orthorectification.
1. Click the Start Point Measurement icon
Reference icon

, then click the Set Horizontal

2. From the list of GCP Reference Source options, enable the ASCII File (3D) radio
button, then click OK.
3. Navigate to the Digital globe directory and select QuickBird-gcp.txt and click
OK. The Reference Import Parameters dialog displays.


4. Ensure that the Map Projection and Units are set as follows:
Projection: UTM
Spheroid: WGS 84
Zone Number: 13
Datum: WGS 84
Horizontal Units: Meters

5. Once the settings are verified as correct, click OK. The Import Options dialog
displays. If an Attention dialog appears, then click Yes.
This dialog configures preferences for import of data into the LPS Point
Measurement tool.

6. Since the QuickBird-gcp.txt is already in the default file format, simply click OK
to import the data.
7. Measure any four active GCPs and place image points on their location.


Now to generate Tie points

8. Click the Automatic Tie Properties icon
parameters are set:

and make sure that the following

Images Used: All Available

Initial Type: Tie Points
Strategy Parameters: Avoid Shadow
Intended number of Points / Image: 25
9. Click OK in the Automatic Tie Point Generation Properties dialog.
8. Click the Perform Automatic Tie Generation icon
generated on each of the images.

. Tie Points will be

9. Check the Auto tie summary.

Task 5:

Having measured some Ground Control Points in the imagery, we now have the
data necessary to further refine the RPC corrections.
1. In the Point Measurement window, click the Triangulation Properties icon
2. Enable the Refinement With Polynomials checkbox, and set the Poly-nomial
Order to 1, then click Run.
3. Review the Total Image RMSE value and ensure that it is at 1.0 pixels or less.


4. When the RMSE is less than 1 pixel, click Accept, then click OK.
If the RMSE is above 1.0 pixels, you should review your placement of the GCPs to
verify that they have been placed in the correct location. Click through the points
in the CellArray and examine their location to ensure that they are situated in the
same position for both images.
5. In the Point Measurement window, click Save, then click Close to return to the
main Project Manager screen.

Task 6: Extract a DTM from a Digital globe Stereo Pair

We now have a block file with Digital globe imagery and their associated RPC files
attached and are ready to extract a DTM.
1. From the icon menu, click the DTM Extraction icon
dialog displays.

. The DTM Extraction

2. Change the Output Form to Single DTM Mosaic.

3. In the text box for Output DTM File, type qb_denver_50meter, then press
4. Enable the Make Pixels Square checkbox, then in the DTM Cell Size input a
value of 50 for X, then press Enter. You should see the Y value change to 50, which
will create a DTM with a square elevation post spacing.

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5. Click the Advanced Properties button to open an expanded list of DTM

extraction options. Choose the required options.
10. In the DTM Extraction dialog, click Run.
When the process completes, a DTM will have been created from the Digital globe
imagery using an elevation post spacing of 50 meters.
Alternatively, if you need to add an external DEM/DTM ( which was generated from
external sources)
11. To add an external DTM to the file list in the LPS Project Manager window,
click on the DTMs folder in the TreeView frame.
12. Click the Add frame to the list icon

, and navigate to the appropriate

13. Double-click on external_dem.img. The DTM is now available for use in this

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Task 7: Orthorectifying Digital globe Imagery

Now that the DTM has been extracted, we can use the elevation data to orthorectify the Digital globe imagery. We can also use the external DEM/DTMs to
orthorectify the Digital globe data.
1. Click on the Images folder in the TreeView frame.

2. In the CellArray, highlight qb_stereo1.tif.

3. Click the Start ortho resampling process icon


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. The Ortho Resampling dialog

4. The DTM Source should be defined as DEM, and the DEM File Name should be
set to qb_dem-10m.img.
5. In both the X and Y Output CellSize fields, input a value of 15, then press Enter.
6. In the Ortho Resampling window, click the Advanced tab, then enable the
Ignore Value Checkbox and ensure that it is set to a value of 0.00000.
7. The Overlap Threshold should be set to 30.0% and the Resampling Method
selected should be Bilinear Interpolation.
8. To add the second image to the file list, click the Add button.
9. In the Add Single Output window, click the pull-down arrow for Input File Name,
and select qb_stereo2.tif, then enable the Use Current Cell Sizes checkbox.
10. Click OK to add this image to the list, then click OK in the Ortho Resampling
window to begin the orthorectification of the two images.
If you have more images ..choose all and proceed further
11. When finished, click File | Save, then click File | Close.

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Objective: Use the LPS Mosaic PRO Tool to create a single mosaic
image from multiple ortho image results

Task 1: Input Images into the Mosaic Tool

1. Click on the Images folder in the TreeView frame.

2. From the LPS icon panel, click the Mosaic icon

3. Change the Mosaic method to MosaicPro and click OK.

4. Ensure that the DTM File radio button is selected.

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5. Select the appropriate DTM/DEM as the DTM File and click OK.

6. Click OK in the Add Images dialog.

7. Enable the Vis. cells for each of the images.

8. Click the Display raster images icon

9. Click the Automatically Generate Seamlines icon

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10. Enable Most Nadir seam line option and click OK.
11. Zoom in on one of the seamlines.
12. Click the Edit seams polygon icon .
13. Digitize a polygon around a portion of the seamline. See below. The side of the
seamline from which the polygon originated is the one that will increase in size
when the polygon is completed.

14. Move along the seamline and make any additional changes where necessary.
15. To remove color differences within and between the images, click the Display
Color Correction Options icon.

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The Mosaic Image List has three Active images.

What does the X in the Ref. column mean? This image will be the
master/reference image for color balancing and other process in mosaic.
16. To match the histograms of the overlapping areas, click the Display Color
Correction Options icon .
17. Enable the checkbox for Use Histogram Matching then click the Set button.

18. Enable the checkbox for Use Histogram

19. Click the Set button for histogram Matching.
Choose Overlap areas for Matching method.

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20. Click on the Set Overlap Function icon

21. The Intersection Type should be set to Cutline Exists.

22. Leave the Smoothing Options to the default of No Smoothing.
This will simply cut each image at the cutline, and join the two halves against each
23. Set the Feathering Options to the default of Feathering by distance, and type
in the required buffer distance. Click Apply, then click Close.

21. Click the Output Options icon .

22. Set the Output Cell Size to the desired.
Click OK.

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23. The output method can be

a. Union of all outputs
b. User defined AOI
c. Shape file (polygon vector file) this method can be used for tiling the
mosaic in user defined sizes like 1SQKM X 1 SQKM.
d. ASCII file ..

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24. To run the mosaic, select Process | Run Mosaic.

25. Type denver_mosaicpro.img as the Output File name.
26. From the Output Options tab, enable the Stats Ignore Value: 0 checkbox, then
click OK.
27. Display denver_mosaicpro.img in a Viewer.
28. Close the MosaicPro tool.

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Objective: Use the Image Interpreter tools to create Pan-sharpened

1. Click the Interpreter button in the IMAGINE/LPS toolbar.

The Image Interpreter dialog opens.

2. Choose Spatial
3. Choose HPF
Resolution Merge

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4. Click the open file icon, and select Quickbird_Pyramids_Pan.img

for the High Resolution Input File.
5. Click the open file icon, and select Quickbird_Pyramids_MS.img
for the Multispectral Input File.
6. Click the output open file icon, navigate to the directory where you want to
store your merged image, and type the name of the new file.
7. Click OK when the button is highlighted and the Job State is Done.
8. Open a Viewer and display both Quickbird_Pyramids_MS.img and
your new merged image. Make sure you click Clear Display in
Raster Options to deselect it before adding each image.
9. Using the Swipe and Zoom tools, check the accuracy of the newly merged image.

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Objective: Use the Image Interpreter tools to create convert 16 bit

data to 8 bit (Rescale option)
1. Click the Interpreter button in the IMAGINE/LPS toolbar.

The Image Interpreter

dialog opens.
2. choose the Utilities ..
3. Choose Rescale option ..

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4. Click the open input file icon, and select Quickbird_MERGE_16 bit.img
for the Input File.
5. Click the open output file icon, and select a new name for the 8 bit data Quickbird_MERGE_8 bit.img for the output File.
6. In the data type : choose OUTPUT as unsigned 8 bit .
7. Check the Ignore value for Minimum calculation box.
8. Click OK when the button is highlighted and the Job State is Done.

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Leica Photogrammetry Suite

Working with Cartosat Stereo data

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Working with Cartosat Stereo data

Objective: Generating a block, triangulate, create DEM and generate Ortho Images
using cartosat data
Viewing the format of the data given by NRSA :
If you open the data CD you will find PRODUCT1 as folder and CDINFO as a file.

CDINFO contains information about the data CD and some information about the
data given in the CD.
If you double click on the PRODUCT1 you will find many files.

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You will find one tif file, one meta data file and RPC files for BANDA.
You will find one tif file, one meta data file and RPC files for BANDF.

We will use the BANDA and BANDF, which is stereo data for working with LPS
module to carryout triangulation, Generate automatic DEM and generate Ortho

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Working with LPS

1. Click LPS icon from IMAGINE icon panel

2. Leica Photogrammetry Suite Project Manager dialog box opens

3. To create Block file select File/New

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4. You will see Create New Block File dialog box

5. Input ddun_carto.blk under file name

6. Click OK
7. You will see Model Setup dialog box

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8. Under Geometric Model Category select Rational Functions

9. Under Geometric Model select IND High Res RPC
10. Click OK
11. You will see Block Property Setup dialog box

12. Click Set button under Horizontal

13. You will get the Projection Chooser dialog box.
14. See that projection is set to Geographic (lat/lon)/WGS84/WGS84.
Note: The Horizontal projection is set based on Control points X and Y
15. Click Cancel button to close the Projection Chooser dialog box.
16. See that Horizontal Units is set to Degrees
17. The Vertical Spheroid and Horizontal Spheroid are set to WGS84.
Note: The Vertical Spheriod and Datum is set based on Control points Z

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18. Click OK in Block Property Setup.

19. You will be back to Main LPS Project Manager with the name

20. From the menu bar select Edit/Add Frames or Add Frames to List icon
21. You will see Image File Name dialog box.
22. Browse to the directory where data is available.
23. Set Files of type to TIFF.
24. You will see to files BANDA.TIF and BANDF.TIF

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25. Select both the files by dragging your mouse and click OK.
26. You will find two records are added in the Image list.

27. Use LMB to click inside the box below Pyr. Or select Edit/Compute Pyramid
Layers. Option

28. You will find Compute Pyramid Layers dialog box.

29. Select All Images without Pyramids option.

30. Click OK.

31. You will see the process of pyramid layers generation at the bottom of
Project Manager.

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32. Once completed, the cells under Pyr is colored from red to green.
33. Now click on Show and edit frame properties icon

34. You will find IND High Res RPC Frame Editor(banda.tif) dialog box.
35. See that banda.tif is displayed under Image File Name
36. Under RPC Coefficients: see that banda_rpc_org.txt is displayed.
37. You will find the Min and Max elevation values.

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38. Click Next button.

39. You will see bandf.tif under Image File Name and bandf_rpc_org.txt under
RPC Coefficients.
40. Click OK.
41. You are back to Project Manager Window.
You will find Int and Ext are turned into green color and Image foot prints are
Now Go to PAgeNo.5 to the following topic:
Task 4: Importing GCPs & generating Tie points to a Digital globe Image Block:

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LPS Pro600
3D Feature collection

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Chapter 1

Getting started with PROLPS

Introduction to PROLPS Driver:

The PROLPS Driver from Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging is a software
application that provides a direct link between the Leica Photogrammetry Suite
and MicroStation V8 from Bentley Systems, Inc. The PROLPS Driver is a component
of the PRO600 suite of applications for MicroStation V8.

The PROLPS Driver provides a link to the Leica Photogrammetry Suite through its
use of a stereo viewer window called the ViewPlex. Using this window, the PROLPS
Driver provides an additional, 3D stereo view of imagery together with design file
vector graphics, fully integrated within the MicroStation environment. The
ViewPlex allows you to view stereo pairs of imagery that have been prepared using
the Leica Photogrammetry Suite Project Manager. The PROLPS Driver opens the
ViewPlex when you need it, usually when you start MicroStation together with the
driver. The ViewPlex acts as a 3D digitizing device for any MicroStation application:
PROLPS passes all 3D measurements you make in the stereo model to whichever
tool is currently active within the MicroStation environment.

The PROLPS Driver may be used alone within MicroStation or it may be used
together with the full PRO600 package from Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging.
It may also be used together with other MicroStation-based applications created
using any of the development tools provided by MicroStation V8.

About PRO600
PRO600 is an integrated suite of software applications from
Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging, providing a rich variety of tools that
optimize MicroStation for photogrammetric vector data collection and editing.
Working closely with the PROLPS Driver, the core functionality of PRO600 is
provided by the PROCART application. PROCART provides a project manager utility
that lets you organize your MicroStation design files in a project-based manner. It
optimises data collection through its feature code library where you can set up
default definitions for the various features you will collect in the project, such as

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symbology and data collection mode. The fully integrated collection modes allow
you to create complex features with ease. Sophisticated tools for building squaring
and parallel line collection can increase productivity significantly. Finally,
PROCART provides a number of data editing and visualisation tools that
complement those of MicroStation and aid you in the creation of the finished
PRO600 also contains a number of other modules. The PROFKEY utility allows you
to configure your system function keys in a hierarchical menu fashion for efficient
interaction with MicroStation and the ViewPlex. Various data translator modules
allow you to exchange data with other software applications and systems.
About MicroStation MicroStation is a generic computer-aided design (CAD) system.
MicroStation is used in various industries, and has been popular within the mapping
industry for many years due to its inherent ability to handle 3-dimensional data
with ease. MicroStation manages a database of graphical elements, known the as
design file, or DGN file for short. Commonly used graphical elements in mapping
applications include:
Graphical elements may be divided into an unlimited number of design file
levels, as a means to distinguish different feature types. For example, road
features may be placed on a separate level than building features. Graphical
elements may also be distinguished by means of their symbology: the colour, line
width and line style. Graphical elements may be provided with additional meaning
through the use of attribute linkages, such as the storage of feature codes.
MicroStation provides a rich variety of tools to collect, edit and visualise the
design file data, using up to eight graphical views of the data. The views may be
zoomed, panned and rotated to any orientation in space, to view the data at any
level of detail and from any direction.

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How to open LPS Select Start\Programs\Leica Geosystems\Leica

Phorogrammetry Suite \ Leica Photogrammetry Suite 9.0 from the window

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In Project Manager go to File\Open.(Block file window will open)

In look in select path i.e., C:\Training\Escondido\library\Escondido.blk

How to use PROLPS This section provides you with step-by-step instructions how to
get started with the PROLPS Driver. It will explain how to start the driver, how to
open the ViewPlex and load imagery, what configuration steps are necessary on
first-time use, through to the point where you will be able to start collecting

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simple features in the 3D stereo environment provided by the driver and the
integrated ViewPlex window.
Starting PROLPS
The PRO600 product installation will configure your system such
that the PROLPS Driver is started automatically during the initialisation of
MicroStation. There are two ways in which you can start PRO600 and MicroStation:
From the LPS Project Manager, or from the Windows Start menu.
Starting PRO600 from the LPS Project Manager
The following steps assume that you already have the LPS Project Manager running
and that you have prepared an LPS block file containing oriented image pairs that
may be viewed in stereo.
To start PRO600 from the LPS Project Manager Toolbar:

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1. Click the
Start Feature Collection Application icon in the LPS Project
Manager toolbar
2. In the Feature Collection Application window, select PRO600 for LPS from the
dropdown list
3. Click the OK button. MicroStation will now start up.

When you start PRO600, the first window you will see is the PRO600 Project
Manager. In the Files list you see all the projects which are in the folders shown in
the Directories list.
You use this window to select and open the project with which you wish to work, or
to create a new project.
Create a new project
If you want to create a new project , select the New
button in the PRO600 Project Manager. This will open the New PRO600 Project

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1. Select the directory where you want to create the new project i.e.,
2. Enter the new name into the box underneath the label files. Escondido.prj
3. Click on select button then project seed file window will open in this you
have to select mm1000s.prj

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4. Click OK button.
5. PRO600 Project file is created.

Project file defination The project file is an ASCII file. It is defined by a name,
an extension and a directory. PROCART pre difines the extension .prj for its
project files. Although a different extension may be used if you so wish, it is
recommended that you u do not change the default extension
Modifying projects
And opening the

After creating a new Poject, or when you open an

project, the PRO600 project window is opened

Design file

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Project parameters
the project.

Initial view Controls how the microstation graphic view is set up on opening
a design file.

Stream parameters
stream mode.

Tolerances tolerance values used by various PROCART tools.

Project files The libraries that define the symbology of the project, and the
design seed file for creating new design file.

DGN files

Mapping scale and other parameters that defines

Parameters that control the collection of data in

The design file that belong to the project.

Create a Design file

Click on Add/Remove file button, Select the directory
where you want to create the new design file i.e., C:\Training\Escondido\dgn

1. Select the directory where you want to create the new design file i.e.,
2. Enter the new name into the box underneath the lable files.
Escondido.dgn and press enter key for two times.

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3. click on Add button, and click on Done bottom.

4. Then the dgn file add to the DGN files in PRO600 project window.
5. Click on Open DGN File button.

After click on Open DGN File Button, it will open the viewplex and procart work
space (Microstation)
Image pairs


Image Pairs: Drag and drop the Image Pair you want to work with onto the main
Viewplex view pane. As you drag the image pair into a specific view, the letters LR
appear beside the cursor. This indicates that the images are being loaded as a
left/right pair

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Stereo pair will be loaded

Now its ready to Extract the Features from stereo pair.

Digitization of Road feature Select PAVED ROAD feature in Library catalog.

Start digitizing the road feature(Line Mode) as per the stereo view as shown below


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Digitization of Buildings Select HOUSE feature in Library catolog.

Start digitizing the Buildings (Shape Mode) on roof tops by viewing stereo pair as
shown below

Placing a Cell or Symbol Select Light Pole feature in Library catalog.

Start placing the Light Pole symbol at foot of the light pole by viewing
stereo pair as shown below

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Digitization of Hydro

Select Lake feature in Library catalog.

Start digitizing the Lake feature on top of the water level by viewing
stereo pair as shown below.

Digitization of Breaklines Select Breakline feature form Library catalog.

Start digitizing the breakline as per the terrain follows by viewing the stereo
pair as shown below.

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PRODTM : PRODTM is a core member of Leica Geosystems GIS & Mappings

PRO600 family of Microstation application for Photogrammetic data collection and
editing. PRODTM is able to perform many operations on terrain datasets and files
in the formats used by both the Leica Photogrammety Suit (LPS) and by the
SOCET SET digital photogrammetric software from BAE SYSTEMS. It has also been
designed to interact very closely with TERRA MODELER terrain modeling. Software
from Terrasolid Ltd of Helsinki, Finland.

PRODTM provides different functionality depending on what other software

components are installed on your system. PRODTM will automatically detect the
configuration of your system and enable only the capabilities that are currently

Using PRODTM with Leica Photogrammetry suit

First you have to digitize a the area of interest for DTM collection (Polygon),
as shown below.

1. Select the polygon (aoi) in dgn by using selector tool from MAINTOOL bar in
2. Go to MENU BAR Click on PRO600 \Export\Coordinates

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3. After clicking on Export coordinates,PRO600 Export Coordinates Window

will open.

4. Click File Button and give the name as Escondido.dat.in a selected path
i.e., C:\Training\Escondido\Escondido.dat then click on OK Button
window will close.

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5. Go to PRO600 Export Coordinates window click on Export button file will

be exported to Escondido.dat close the window.

Click on
Will open

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7. Click on File\Read.

8. Point Data should be on

9. Select Source File Type as ASCII File.
10.Go to Source File Name as C:\Training\Escondido\Escondido.dat, Click on OK
button. Import Options window will open

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11. Select Separator Character as White Space and Row Terminator Character as
Return New Line [DOS].
12. If you want to see the Input Preview click on Input Preview on top.
13. Click on OK button.
14. Then the coordinates will be imported. Coordinates will be displayed in 3D
Surfacing window.

15. Go to Surface\Surfacing, Surfacing window will open.

16. Here you can create a MASS POINT GRID as *.img format i.e., X,Y grid.

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17. In Output File select the path C:\Training\Escondido and type the output
file name as escondido.img.
18 .Select Linear Rubber Sheeting in Surfacing Method.
19 . In Output Information enter the value of Cell Size X as 50, Cell Size Y as
20. Make Cells squares should be ON.

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21. In Output Corners the values of ULX, ULY AND LRX, LRY will be displayed
22. Background value should be zero, Ignore Zero In Output Stats should be ON
and Float Single should be selected in Output Data Type.
23. Then click on OK button.

24. Surfacing will be completed. Go to 3D Surfacing window select file\Save As.

Save As window will open.

25 . Select Terramodel TIN in Output File Type.

26 Select the path C:\Training\Escondido and enter the name as
escondido.pro in Save Output Coordinates As [*.pro].
Click OK button.

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27 . Surface saved as Terramodel TIN. Close the 3D Surfacing window.

How to Load PRODTM.

1. Go to Microstation Menu bar .


Select PRO600\Modules\Load PRODTM. PRODTM window will

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1. Click on File\Open, go to path i.e., C:\Training\Escondido\Escondido.img

click OK button.
Escondido.img will be loaded as Dataset.

2. Go to File click on Import\Display window will open.

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3. Select
Import as.Points
Import type. Display only
Vertical Scale..1.00
Relative toGround Zero
Then click on Import button.
4. Then the grid will be display in Design file as per the setting given in
escondido.img here the Grid spacing is 50 X 50

How to measure the Grid

Again go to PRODTM menu click on File\measure

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In Terrain Measure Files Select.

Measurement Mode..Manual
Measure allPints in boundary
Measurement profiles inAlternate directions
Pre-positioningPrevious point
Pre-positioning bias.0.00

Then click on Advanced button, Advanced window will open

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Skipping a pointEliminate point.

Click on OK button.
In Data collection Command should be collect feature 124.
Then Click on Start button measure ment process will start.
Cursor will move automatically in X and Y direction, Z reading (Height) will be
measured manually,

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For Skipping the Mass point press the Topo mouse Reset button and for register
the next Mass point press the Topo mouse Accept button.
In this way you can measure the Mass point Grid.
Completed Mass point Grid as shown below.

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After measuring all Mass point Information Dialog box will open.

Then Click on OK button.

How to MERGE the vector data to the Terramodel TIN to generate the contour
1. Go to PRODTM menu click on File\Open. Select path as

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2. Click OK button, Terrain Dataset will be loaded i.e., escondido.pro

3. Again go to PRODTM menu click on File\Merge.

Merge LPS Terrain

Dataset window will

4. In Display Options Select Codes in design file in List.

5. In Merge Tool Assignments. Select the Mass point Feature.
6. Click on Start button.
Minimize the Merge LPS Terrain Dataset window. Go to PRODTM Menu bar
Click on File\Import/displayed.

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7. In Import LPS Terrain Dataset

Import parameters
Import asContour.

After setting contour parameters click on Close button.

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8. Go to Import LPS Terrain Dataset

Import TypeDisplay only

Vertical scale..1.00
Relative to... ground zero
Then click on Import button.
Contour will be Displayed in design file only because we imported contour as
display only if you select contour as write to the file , it will write the contour to
the design file then you can view the contour in both VIEWPLEX and PROCART.

Here contour is Generated With the Mass point data so the contour is passing
through the waterbody. To get more accurate you can Merge the Features like
Roads, Water bodies (Hydro Features), Breaklines etc., after merging all ground
Related Features we will get good accuracy of contour map.

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