Supported Sensors: All Supported Resolution: 5.00 cm/px or less Estimated Processing: Less than 2 hours
The Volume Measurement algorithm automatically calculates cut-fill volume for areas of interest delineated by the user. It takes in a point cloud (.las) and area(s) of interest (AOI(s)) as inputs and generates a GIS vector file (shapefile) and KML file representing the user-defined piles along with their respective cut, fill and total volume.
The method accounts for the base terrain slope. Unlike approaches that assume a flat and horizontal base, this volume measurement interpolates the base height from the elevation under the vertices of the area of interest delineated by the user. The cut and fill values are calculated based on this interpolated base terrain height instead of simply calculating it from the lowest height (flat/horizontal).
This approach provides good results when the AOI is delineated directly on the base terrain. It is not recommended to attempt isolating the volumes from closely adjacent piles or piles adjacent to a cliff.