- Tagged option file support (option -opt), allowing data input (LiDAR, PO, and all related parameters). This uses a hierarchical, simplified and flexible XML format with tags and attributes/values replacing existing or new options/arguments. Various combinations of flights can be used: single or multi-channel, splits, references. The data are entered in a more user-friendly way than on the command line (avoiding PO duplication, and options such as -chgrp and -splitgrp).
- Scatter plot export (enabled by default, see options -plot, -p_range, -p_size, p_inv to customize) to display xy yz xz projections of vector data. Applies to registration, correction and residual vectors. Plots are saved as jpeg or tiff depending on QC options and the range is encoded in the file name.
- DZ histogram export (enabled by default, see options -plot, -h_range, -h_size, -h_log, p_inv to customize) to display DZ histograms. Applies to initial DZ, after registration DZ, and after correction DZ. Showing linear or log of counts. Plots are saved as jpeg or tiff depending on QC options and the range is encoded in the file name.
- Initial and post-correction reports, synthetic and easy to read text files named *_QC.log and *_QCcorr.log. The initial QC report shows information about software, input data stats, summary QC stats (initial and registration DZ, registration DXYZ). The post-correction report shows information about used data, PO data and projection, enabled corrections, summary QC stats (final DZ, total and component corrections DXYZ, residuals DXYZ), corrected files and extra output
See full release notes of StripAlign 2.21 on the software Google user group and download the supplementary pdf documents below for a quick introduction to new plots and tagged option file format: