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LiDAR exploitation software by Applied Imagery


Quick Terrain Modeler is the world’s premier 3D point cloud and terrain exploitation software package. Designed for use with LiDAR, but flexible enough to accommodate any 3D data source, Quick Terrain Modeler provides an easy to use software experience that allows users to work with huge 3D data sets, quickly analyze that data, and export a wide variety of export products – all with a minimum of training and experience. 

With each successive release, Applied Imagery adds new tools and optimizes existing ones. Our best ideas come from you – our users! We appreciate your feedback and will always work hard to earn your business.



Quick Terrain Modeler performs every task with blinding speed - whether mundane tasks like loading and rendering 3D data or more specialized tasks such as building extraction or statistical analysis. This frees up our users’ precious time to do their real jobs – emergency management, mission planning, environmental analysis, etc.


Quick Terrain Modeler’s learning curve is extremely short, especially when compared to other GIS and imagery exploitation software packages. Tools are intuitively laid out and easy to follow. Applied Imagery also has online training resources and a very robust help file which enable many users to be self-taught.


Quick Terrain Modeler makes the most of whatever computer resources are available. Whether you have a massive desktop workstation, or an old, clunky laptop, Quick Terrain Modeler will harness all of the CPU, memory, and graphics resources available to load and exploit as much 3D data as possible.


Quick Terrain Modeler is the Swiss Army knife of 3D exploitation. There are hundreds of tools included. These range from basic surface model creation and measurement tools to incredibly powerful tools like building extraction, statistical analysis, Above Ground Level (AGL) analysis, and real time point cloud filtering tools. We know you will find these tools useful, because we have been creating and adding them based on user feedback for the last 15+ years!


Quick Terrain Modeler does not care where your 3D data comes from. In our ever-evolving geospatial world, 3D data can come from LiDAR, photogrammetry, radar, sonar, full motion video (FMV), and from terrestrial, airborne, or space-based platforms. Quick Terrain Modeler works with data from all of these sources equally well – and can easily load data from multiple sources into the same 3D scene.


No matter where your data and imagery come from, and no matter what coordinate system they are published in, Quick Terrain Modeler easily makes sense of your data. Quick Terrain Modeler understands all coordinate systems and vertical datums, converts easily between them, and easily loads data in multiple coordinate systems into a single, coherent 3D scene.