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LAS dataset layer properties

You control all aspects of a layer through the layer's properties. General information and display control for a given LAS dataset can be found on the LAS dataset Layer Properties dialog box in ArcGIS Pro. To access LAS dataset Layer Properties in ArcGIS Pro, right-click the LAS dataset layer in the Contents pane and click Properties.

General tab

The General tab on the Layer Properties dialog box allows the LAS dataset layer display Name and Description to be modified. You can also set a Scale Range in which to display the LAS dataset layer.

Source tab

The Source tab describes Data Source information, which includes the data type, name, location on disk, number of LAS points, number of LAS files, number of surface constraints, and if the LAS dataset stores a relative path to the LAS files.

The bounding Extent; Spatial Reference; and Domain, Resolution, and Tolerance information for the LAS dataset is also displayed on the Source tab.

Elevation tab

The Elevation tab allows you to specify whether features display on the ground or are on the elevation surface for the map. For additional information on using the options on the Elevation tab see: Define height characteristics for layers.

Cache tab

The Cache tab allows you to specify when to clear the cache for layers. For more information on the cache tab see How caching works.

LAS Filter tab

The LAS Filter tab provides available lidar point filters that you can apply to the LAS dataset in ArcGIS Pro. The lidar point filters that are selected from the Layer Properties dialog box are applied to the LAS dataset displayed either as points or as a surface. The Classification Codes, Return Values, and Classification Flags can be used to filter the lidar points for display and analysis.

Surface Constraints tab

The Surface Constraints tab lists all of the surface constraints that the LAS dataset is referencing. You can turn the surface constraints on or off using the check box next to the listed surface constraint.

The Filters group from the Appearance tab provides quick access to the surface constraints. See Change filter options for a LAS dataset for more information.