LiDAR exploitation software by Applied Imagery

Powerful 3D visualization

Quick Terrain Modeler is the world’s premier 3D point cloud and terrain visualization software package. Designed for use with LiDAR, but flexible enough to accommodate other 3D data sources, Quick Terrain Modeler provides an easy to use software experience that allows users to work with significantly more data, render larger models, analyze data faster, and export a variety of products. These benefits enable very powerful, yet simple and intuitive, terrain exploitation.

With each successive release, Applied Imagery makes using Quick Terrain Modeler easier and faster. Our latest release, v8.0.4, includes many new tools QTM users have been requesting. These tools will enable the exploitation of bigger data sets, accelerate frequently used tasks, and make our users’ lives easier.  Feel free to give it a try!


Core Features


Quick Terrain Modeler allows you to visualize vast amounts of data using the best data representations for your analysis and exploitation. Quick Terrain Modeler can visualize the points as collected in a Point Cloud, as a gridded surface in a DEM, or display both simultaneously. Once you have the data displayed, the user can enhance the view using visualization tools such as custom lighting, custom elevation palettes, model coloration, and elevation exaggeration.


Turn data into useful information. This useful information can then answer questions, assist in decision making, and contribute to planning. The questions being asked and decisions being made will vary widely between user sectors, but a consistent theme is that the exploitation must be fast, accurate, interactive, easy to learn, and easy to share with others. Quick Terrain Modeler is all of these things.


LiDAR point clouds and DEM’s are wonderful achievements by themselves, but ultimately the data was collected to assist in planning and decision making. Quick Terrain Modeler takes the time and the trouble out of creating presentations with tools like direct export to pre-made PowerPoint templates, useful 3D annotation tools, markers that can display images and/or symbology, direct export to GPX/Garmin GPS devices, and AVI video fly-through tools.