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MARS® 2023.1 Software Release


Merrick & Company is pleased to announce the latest release of our LiDAR processing software solution, MARS® 2023.1.

Read the latest Release Notes here, and find a download link and more detailed documentation on our website.

 Highlights include:

  • A new raster option for the ‘Flightline Separation – Tiled GeoTIFF’ export type that uses a hybrid of TIN and GRID to produce rasters with better useability while maintaining good throughput times.
  • Enhancements to the Raster QC tool that include better identification of NODATA cells, improved handling of irregular project boundaries, and automatic correction of cell elevation values when testing for hydro-flattening.
  • A new ‘TIFF Origin Rounding’ tool that produces better edge-matching results between adjacent raster tiles.
  • The lidar point cloud statistics created by several tools and stored in tile-based polygon shapefiles have been cleaned up to remove many unnecessary fields, and now include Withheld point counts per classification.

In addition to these quality and compliance enhancements, several other improvements and bug fixes are included in this latest MARS® release, as detailed in the Release Notes.


Josh Beck
Sr. Software Consultant
Office 303-353-3715
Mobile 303-912-8127

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