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Brasington et al.’s (2012) ToPCAT algorithm can be run on high-density point clouds from within the TAT software. In addition, we provide a ToPCAT Preparation tool to help prepare your data for input into ToPCAT.


These tools simply allow a user to run ToPCAT to process large point clouds within a GIS environment and visualize the outputs in GIS. This includes:

Relevant Literature

  • Brasington, J., D. Vericat, and I. Rychkov. 2012. Modeling river bed morphology, roughness, and surface sedimentology using high resolution terrestrial laser scanning. Water Resources Research 48. DOI: 10.1029/2012wr012223.

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