Input Feature Dataset
The feature dataset that will contain the terrain dataset.
The name of the terrain dataset.
Average Point Spacing
The average horizontal distance between the data points that will be used in modeling the terrain. Sensor based measurements, like photogrammetric, lidar, and sonar surveys, typically have a known spacing that should be used. The spacing should be expressed in the horizontal units of the feature dataset's coordinate system.
Maximum Overview Size
The terrain overview is akin to the image thumbnail concept. It is the coarsest representation of the terrain dataset, and the maximum size represents the upper limit of the number of measurement points that can be sampled to create the overview.
The configuration keyword for optimizing the terrain's storage in an enterprise database.
The point thinning method used to construct the terrain pyramids.
Window Size Method
The criterion used for selecting points in the area defined by the window size. This parameter is only applicable when WINDOWSIZE is specified in the pyramid_type parameter.
Secondary Thinning Method
Specifies additional thinning options to reduce the number of points used over flat areas when Window Size pyramids are being used. An area is considered flat if the heights of points in an area are within the value supplied for the Secondary Thinning Threshold parameter. Its effect is more evident at higher-resolution pyramid levels, since smaller areas are more likely to be flat than larger areas.
Secondary Thinning Threshold
The vertical threshold used to activate secondary thinning with the Window Size filter. The value should be set equal to or larger than the vertical accuracy of the data.
The new terrain dataset.