Skip To Content

An overview of the Data Management toolset

The Data Management toolset provides a collection of geoprocessing tools that operate on the terrain, TIN, and LAS dataset. The tools are organized into the following toolsets:

  • LAS Dataset—Contains tools for analyzing and managing the classification of lidar data referenced by a LAS dataset.

  • Terrain Dataset—Contains tools for creating and managing a terrain dataset, which is a multiresolution triangulated surface comprised of feature based measurements stored in a feature dataset.

  • TIN—Contains tools for creating and editing a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset, which is a single resolution surface comprised of feature based measurements.

LAS Dataset

Geoprocessing ToolDescription

Change LAS Class Codes

Reassigns the classification codes and flags of LAS files.

Classify LAS Building

Classifies building rooftop points in aerial lidar data.

Classify LAS By Height

Reclassifies lidar points based on their height from the ground surface.

Classify LAS Ground

Classifies ground points in aerial lidar data.

Classify LAS Noise

Classifies LAS points with anomalous spatial characteristics as noise.

Classify LAS Overlap

Classifies LAS points from overlapping scans of aerial lidar surveys.

Colorize LAS

Applies colors and near-infrared values from orthographic imagery to LAS points.

Extract LAS

Extracts LAS or ZLAS files that intersect a clipping polygon or extent.

LAS Height Metrics

Calculates statistics about the distribution of elevation measurements of vegetation points captured in LAS data.

LAS Point Statistics By Area

Evaluates the statistics of LAS points that overlay the area defined by polygon features.

Locate LAS Points By Proximity

Identifies lidar points within the three-dimensional proximity of z-enabled features while also providing the option to reclassify the points and export them to an output feature class.

Set LAS Class Codes Using Features

Classifies LAS points that intersect the input features.

Thin LAS

Creates new LAS files that contain a subset of LAS points from the input LAS dataset.

Tile LAS

Creates a set of nonoverlapping LAS files whose horizontal extents are divided by a regular grid.

Terrain Dataset

Geoprocessing toolsDescription

Add Feature Class To Terrain

Adds one or more feature classes to a terrain dataset.

Add Terrain Pyramid Level

Adds one or more pyramid levels to an existing terrain dataset.

Append Terrain Points

Appends points to a point feature referenced by a terrain dataset.

Build Terrain

Performs tasks required for analyzing and displaying a terrain dataset.

Change Terrain Reference Scale

Changes the reference scale associated with a terrain pyramid level.

Change Terrain Resolution Bounds

Changes the pyramid levels at which a feature class will be enforced for a given terrain dataset.

Create Terrain

Creates a new terrain dataset.

Delete Terrain Points

Deletes points within a specified area of interest from one or more features that participate in a terrain dataset.

Remove Feature Class From Terrain

Removes reference to a feature class participating in a terrain dataset.

Remove Terrain Pyramid Level

Removes a pyramid level from a terrain dataset.

Replace Terrain Points

Replaces points referenced by a terrain dataset with points from a specified feature class.

TIN

ToolDescription

Copy TIN

Creates a copy of a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.

Create TIN

Creates a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.

Delineate TIN Data Area

Redefines the data area, or interpolation zone, of a triangulated irregular network (TIN) based on its triangle edge length.

Edit TIN

Loads data from one or more input features to modify the surface of an existing triangulated irregular network (TIN).

Related topics