Get a Complete Software Suite from Phoenix LiDAR Systems

Phoenix LiDAR Systems provides its proprietary software suite for streamlined acquisition, geo-referencing, data fusion & export, with your system purchase.

Learn about our latest Phoenix Spatial Explorer 5.0 features.

New Software Features

  • Support for new cameras (e.g. PointGrey Ladybug5, RGB DSLR cameras, thermal cameras, multispectral & hyperspectral)
  • Support for new LiDAR sensors 3D map to better choose parts of the scan to extract as LAS
  • Direct-georeferencing point cloud colorization (no need to wait for photogrammetry results)
  • Tools for fast LiDAR boresighting and camera calibration allow remounting sensors without downtime
  • Export georeferenced photos with rich metadata
  • Easily export/convert raw data from Genicam cameras
  • Support for CHCX900+ GNSS reference stations, including UHF and 4G connectivity
  • Robust RINEX conversion for NovAtel/CHC reference stations
  • Support for Trimble and Leica SmartNet correction networks
  • Configurable real-time down sampling for complete visualization of longer/larger scans
  • Easily program rover-integrated UHF modems without leaving SpatialExplorer
  • Customizable Graphic User Interface
  • Support for complex/daisy-chained multi-camera setups for synchronous triggering, as well as external trigger inputs
  • Support timestamped logging of external data via RS232/TCP for 3rdparty sensors (e.g. pyranometers, geiger counters, ...)
  • Better camera management/image visualization during capture
  • Additional data layers (e.g. openstreetmap) allow for better orientation while capturing
  • Raw IMU frequency spectrum helps optimize vibration isolation on gas-powered helicopters and UAVs

PLS SpatialExplorer

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  • Enables in-field quality control and analysis
  • See what you’re scanning while you’re scanning it
  • Ensure a quality solution throughout the acquisition process
  • Calibrate camera settings on your own without needing to rely on sending in units for “vendor-only-calibration” or adjustments
  • Exceptional tool for training with how-to-fly visualizations
  • Create breath-taking, high quality marketing imagery of acquired scans

PLS SpatialLighthouse

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  • Optional tool to configure reference stations
  • Retrieves and processes data from reference station
  • Streams real-time corrections (RTK trajectories & in-flight QA/QC)
  • Logs raw observations for post-processing
  • Supports NTRIP
  • Removes field clutter/range concerns with Leica & CHC reference stations by sending corrections directly to rover via UHF/3G/4G

Spatial Explorer Licensing Levels



SE Basic

SE Lite

SE Pro

Export to LAS/LAZ

Seamless fusing of trajectory, scanner, and imagery data into a LAS/LAZ output.

CRS Management

Complete control of input and output coordinate systems and geoids.

Flightlines Management

Customizable trajectory management for flightline/AOI isolation.

Colorization Basic

Basic RGB extraction (by time or distance) from co-acquired imagery into the point cloud.

QC - Cloud viewing

Visually appealing, user-friendly cloud visualization for a simple QC or in-depth understanding of the point cloud.

QC - Measurements

Visualization of the point cloud through user-defined cross sections and measurement tools for point to point analysis.

MTA Resolution

Integrated MTA resolution for RIEGL scanner data converted into a compressed output.

OpenStreetMap - Basemap

Use of base-maps from OpenStreetMap.

IMU Configuration Tool

Calculator/converter for IMU orientation configuration or adjustment.

Georeference Images (Pix4D)

Camera position and orientation export based on post processed trajectory for use in Pix4D Mapper, Agisoft Metashape or other photogrammetry software.

Georeference Images (TopoDOT)

Camera position and orientation export based on post processed trajectory for use in TopoDOT.

Import and Colorize from Orthomosaic

Functionality for orthomosaic import extraction of RGB(NIR) imagery.

QC - Project Report (incl. GCP)

Customizable project reports with logical, quantifiable, and actionable analytics.

Opening LAS/LAZ files

Universal LAS/LAZ import for multi-functional analysis and visualization of imported point clouds.

GCP Adjust

Automated adjustment to surveyed ground control points in any coordinate system and geoid.

LiDARSnap - Boresight

Automated point cloud calibration with individual scanner corrections for fast, accurate point cloud creation.

LiDARSnap - Trajectory Optimization

Per-flightline trajectory optimization.

CameraSnap - Calibrate Camera

Automated extrinsic and intrinsic camera calibration for cameras using collected imagery.

Color Balance & Advanced Colorization

Customizable radiometric adjustment, specialized extraction of multiple imagery types and preprocessing of hyperspectral datasets.

Classification - Routines

Automated and customizable classification routines including ground isolation and noise removal.

Classification - Interactive (Selections)

Logical and interactive classification tools using user-friendly selections and visualizations.

Resample Cloud

Downsampling of Pointclouds to specified density.

Map (DEM, DSM, Height...)

Creation of actionable output map products (Digital Elevation Models, Height Rasters and many more).

Vector (Contours...)

Formation of accurate and aesthetic contour vectors for use in any GIS or CAD software.


Creation of triangulated mesh from highly resolute and accurate point cloud and imagery data.