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I was wondering if anyone has used the LAS2OGR tool? I heard about this from a previous post. The webpage gives the usage:

las2ogr -i mydata.las -o points.shp -f "ESRI Shapefile"

But I am wondering what I run it in? I am on a Windows & box with FWTools 2.4.7 and it is coming up as an unrecognized tool. When I open OSG4W (gdal 1.9.2 released 2012/10/08) las2ogr is not listed in the tool set. Where should I be accessing this from? Do I need to download a specific .exe or .dll and save it to the GDAL folder?

Any help would be appreciated.


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I think you just have to install liblas from the Commandline_Utilities in the osgeo4w installer:

installing liblas from osgeo4w installer

Once that's done, it should be available via the osgeo4w terminal: las2ogr in osgeo4w terminal

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Thank you, I have done this now, but when I try to access las2ogr, it comes up as: Error: missing input paremeters – Ryan Garnett Mar 5 '13 at 19:48
@ryangarnett Can you see las2ogr in the list of available tools inside the osgeo4w terminal? – SaultDon Mar 5 '13 at 19:53
Yes I can, that is the odd thing. I read that I need to put in liblas, when I do, a new window opens, its: Administrator: libLAS OSGeo4W Shell – Ryan Garnett Mar 5 '13 at 20:13
@ryangarnett That is strange. I didn't have to add any env variables. The las2ogr.exe is in my OSGeo4W\bin folder. That bin folder gets added to the %PATH% every time osgeo4w is ran so it should be finding it. What is the output from las2ogr -h? Does it give you a list of options? – SaultDon Mar 5 '13 at 20:22
...s actually working. You just need to enter parameters now like the input/output file and -f for format like you have originally. – SaultDon Mar 5 '13 at 20:24

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