Introduction:


Pythagoras 2021 introduces the highly anticipated color maps manager! As from Pythagoras 2021 users will be able to create templates of color maps. These templates can be used for coloring both terrain models and point clouds.


The color maps manager allows users to create, store and manage color maps. This manager can be found in the "Settings" menu. 


When setting up a new template it will be stored in the templates library. All the templates are stored in the .DEF file. When a template is used to color a terrain model or point cloud it will create a color map based on the values in the drawing. This way you can share your templates with others.


Sharing templates is also possible via the export and import function in the main "Color Maps manager" menu.


A template used in a Pythagoras drawing, which is not yet stored in the users system settings, can be moved from the document to the template library. This method is similar to what can be done with new symbols and line styles.


The different templates can be named, renamed, edited and linked to one or more DTM's or point clouds over several drawings. 


There are five types of templates:



  • Elevation  (DTM & Point Cloud)
  • Slope  (DTM only)
  • Intensity  (Point Cloud only)
  • Classification  (Point Cloud only)
  • Difference  (Point Cloud only)


There are two types of templates:



  • With a predefined range: contains a range of colors representing a range of heights, slopes or height differences that is absolute. 


For example: A DTM color scheme with 5 color steps for blue to red representing values from 0 meters to 5 meters. Only the height values of the DTM from 0 to 5 meters will be colorized. Other heights in the DTM will not.


  • With an undefined range: contains a range of colors representing a range of heights, slopes or height differences relative to the height of the project.


For example: A DTM color scheme with 5 color steps for blue to red representing values from the lowest to the highest height. The complete DTM will be colored in this case, no matter what the height values are.




Video:


The following video shows how to setup, use and share color maps: