Line of Sight Map
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Note: Due to export restrictions, this feature is only available in the USA version.
The Line of Sight Analysis function provides a wide array of functionality. Once markers are placed in a terrain, the user can perform line of sight (LOS) analysis to determine what the user can see from that location. Conversely, LOS will show what can see the observer. It is a very useful and powerful tool for tactical situational awareness, microwave tower placement analysis, analyzing placement of street signs, and many other functions. (For Graphics, see the Getting Started Line of Sight Example.) Quick Terrain Modeler's LOS analysis can be broken down into four basic groups:
Omnidirectional Line of Sight from the "Serpent Head" Marker:
Directional Line of Sight from the "Serpent Head" Marker, Orientation Due South (180 Degrees), Horizontal and Vertical field of view = 45 degrees.
Sensor Line of Sight Analysis. Sensor is "placed" 10km from "Serpent Head" marker, facing south, 15 degree grazing angle, 2 degree horizontal and vertical field of view:
(Left) Vector Line of Sight Analysis - Travel Route. This analysis shows LOS exists (green vector) to three markers and does not exist (red vector) to one marker. (Right) Vector Line of Sight Analysis - Random Point. This analysis shows that, from a random point on the surface of the model, LOS exists (green vector) to three markers and does not exist (red vector) to one marker.