What exactly is the difference in the Optimization Levels?

High - Medium - Low - None

What is happening when you choose the different options?

Different alignment optimization algorithms were implemented for the R3Pro. There are four choices in Rock Desktop. Off (Quick processing), Low, Medium, High. Optimization runs through a set of algorithms in order to better align the data based on the context of the point cloud. Low, Medium, High represents how aggressive the algorithm attempts to be. I find Medium to generally be a good option.

How does the optimization in Desktop work when scanning vegetation? It seems to flatten everything out (which is great for hard surfaces), but I see that as a problem if we’re attempting to get a DSM by filtering out first returns to reach the ground surface.

It’d be great if we could preserve that vegetation data while flattening the hard surfaces. Maybe select areas in Desktop to leave alone or visa versa?

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