Advanced options (New Project Wizard)

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The advanced options panel in the New Project Wizard allows you to make a selection of data sources you want to use for creating your new project. It varies between the option to select or deselect a data source and change some settings like the resolution of data sources. The changes made in this panel are stored in your project's Geo Options.

Where to find the advanced options

While selecting new Project's area, advanced options can be accessed.

When choosing the location of the project area during the New Project Wizard, in the second panel of the wizard, the default mode for data selection is Selection. When this option is checked, the Tygron Platform will acquire datasets from a variety of open datasets that are linked to the selected area. Find an overview on which data is used to create a new 3D model on the Project Sources page. The Advanced Options panel can be found above the selection option. When you open this panel the list of a few of the open datasets is displayed. You can choose to include or excluded specific data sources in your project creation.


Main article: Project Sources

A number of Project Sources can be activated or deactivated. This leads entirely to some types of data being included or not, or downgraded to data from another data source.

Datatype Source Fallback Effect
Buildings and spatial features BGT TOP10NL, BAG The BGT contains accurate and detailed features of the physical environment such as buildings, roads, waterways, railway lines. Deactivating will lead to a less detailed and accurate 3D model.
Risk Assesment Risicokaart - Buildings are added and enriched with safety zones when present in the Projects location. Deactivating will lead to less functions and insight in the 3D model.
Agriculture BRP - Contains the location of agricultural land and the cultivated crops. Deactivating it will leave most agrarian fields empty.
Waterschapshuis IMWA - Water system buildings such as Culverts are retrieved from IMWA. Deactivating it will omit hydraulic buildings relevant for the water system.
Zoningplan Ruimtelijke plannen - Zoning plans are added to the Project, with restrictions on what kind of buildings can be placed in what locations. Deactivating it will omit the Zoning plan entirely.
Underground BRO - The underground Terrain is based on data from the BRO. Deactivating it will leave the underground entirely unknown.
I3S Scenelayer I3S Scenelayer - If available, I3S Scenelayers can update the generated buildings with a different, often more accurate 3D visualization. Otherwise Tygron uses its internal polygon-based building visualization technique for the buildings.
Elevation model AHN4, AHN3, AHN2 - The AHN3 is complete and more up to date and accurate thaan AHN2. AHN4 is even newer but not yet complete. Any of these serve as direct input for the elevation model.


A number of options serve only as enrichments. The related data sources are not disabled entirely, but a specific type of data is not added to the Project.

Datatype Source Effect
Water BGT / TOP10NL When activated, the BGT and TOP10NL is used to add water to the Project. If deactivated, no water is added to the Project.
Ownership BRK Buildings are assigned ownership based on cadastral information combined with default assumptions connected to types of buildings, and empty land belonging to the local municipality. If deactivated, all land will belong to the local municipality. Note that this still means Projects on municipal borders will still have land owned by different municipal Stakeholders, and that Stakeholders are still generated for the Project based on the types of buildings presents in the project area.

Elevation model thresholds

If desired it's possible to prefer using the DSM rather than the DTM when generating the elevation model for a new Project. This option can be useful when the data in the AHN is too much averaged and smoothed and more variation is desirable. When activated, the average DTM and DSM values within the polygons of certain features are compared. If the difference between the DTM and the DSM is small enough (i.e. smaller than the configured threshold), the value of the DSM is used. Otherwise, the value of the DTM is used.

It's possible to configure 3 thresholds in the following order:

Feature Default threshold Difference less than threshold Difference greater than threshold
Bare land 1 m The DSM value is used The DTM value is used
Roads 0.25 m The DSM value is used The DTM value is used
Crop fields/agriculture 0.50 m The DSM value is used The DTM value is used

Elevation model resolution

Depending on the Project's use-case, the elevation model may need to be very accurate. For example, the Water Overlay can take very small variations into account when calculation water flow. If a more accurate resolution is selected, more detailed versions of the DTM and DSM are used to create the elevation model with.

Satellite map detail

All Terrain in a Project is textured using a satellite map from World Imagery. The level of detail of the satellite map can be changed. A higher resolution looks better.