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planlauf/TERRAIN is designed for Windows 7/8/10 desktop and tablet PCs. It is powerful, lightweight and will work on almost any device with .NET Framework 4.5 and OpenGL 4.0 (system requirements). You can try the full version 30 days for free without any registration! If you're happy with planlauf/TERRAIN, you can purchase a license key and simply activate your trial version.

If you have any questions, please send us an email. Please also have a look at the Quick Start and the Video Tutorial.

After 30 days, the non-activated version of planlauf/TERRAIN has still all the functionality except for the import of raw data and the generation of tile files. You can always use our fully-automated Mesh decimation service to get customized tile files for selected regions at a reasonable price.

Download the latest stable release of planlauf/TERRAIN: planlaufTERRAIN2017R3_Setup.exe

You can also download the weekly build for the latest features and bug fixes.


You can purchase a license key for planlauf/TERRAIN from ShareIT/Digital River for 149 € incl. VAT (applies to customers in Germany, for other countries/currencies please follow the ShareIT link). Each license key allows you to install planlauf/TERRAIN on two devices, e.g., on a desktop PC to decimate Digital Elevation Models and on a tablet PC to take the models to the field. For non-commercial use we offer a discount of 30%. Please contact us to learn more.

Mesh Decimation Keys

You can purchase keys for our Mesh Decimation Service from ShareIT/Digital River for 2.49 € to 2.99 € incl. VAT (applies to customers in Germany, for other countries/currencies please follow the ShareIT link). Each key allows you to request a decimated tile file for an area of up to 100,000,000 original points.

Weekly builds

The weekly builds contain the latest features and bug fixes. Please uninstall any previous R3 version before installing the current weekly build. Please note that these builds have not been tested extensively and there may be some unexpected errors. Please report bugs with an email to terrainplanlaufcom.

The current weekly build is 20171016_planlaufTERRAIN2017R3_Setup.exe

New features and bug fixes since planlauf/TERRAIN 2017 R3

  • Pin text is drawn with an outline and an optional background to improve readability
  • Pin text line thickness is adjusted along with the symbol size
  • Hide/Show individual pins or tracks (> Pin/Track List)
  • Filling gaps is also possible during point cloud import (resulting *.asc file is filled and can be re-used in other software)
  • Point cloud can be manipulated during import (translate, rotate, scale and set current view to top/front view)
  • Manipulated point cloud can be saved to a proprietary file format (*.plfpcl) for faster re-use
  • Simple composite hillshading with single lightsource (> Tiles and Shading > Composite)
  • Import of color gradients in *.c3g format (download many palettes here)
  • Bugfix: default directory is not set if a terrain file is opened
  • Program settings will be kept if planlauf/TERRAIN is updated (weekly build or any other release)
  • No projection warning is skipped for Mars DTMs
  • Local relief preview area is shown in Bing Maps
  • Warning is given if a model is probably too big to be imported, option to split it into multiple files
  • Tracks can be shown during Fly-through, Lool-around and Flooding