An industry-standard binary file format that maintains information related to lidar data.

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Where can I purchase private LiDAR data?

I'm looking for privately owned LiDAR data sources. Does anyone know of companies/counties/states that sell their raw LiDAR data? I know there are free LiDAR sources out there, but I'm interested in ...
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Where can I find raw LiDAR data for European Countries?

I'm looking for LiDAR data in laz or las format preferably from an FTP site. Does anyone know which countries have that data available to the public? From my research it doesn't seem to be easy to ...
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Can LAS files be downgraded? [duplicate]

What is the best way, if any, to downgrade LAS files to an older version? LAS1.4 works well with ArcGIS 10.3.1, however our clients that are using ArcGIS 10.2.2 or earlier are unable to load LAS1.4 ...
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Thinning large LiDAR point cloud?

I have a large point cloud (LAS file) and I am trying to thin this using a complex technique. I know it is possible to thin a point cloud using simple techniques such as extracting every nth point. ...
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Creating building footprints from LAS files

I wish to create building footprints from the classification in our LAS files. I have filtered out the building points, using the point cloud filter. But I now trying to join the outermost points of ...
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How to create a Terrain from a Multipoint file if the “New Terrain Wizard” is missing?

I created a multipoint file using the tool "LAS to Multipoint" in ArcMap. After it was done processing, I went to my geodatabase, right-clicked and attempted to created a terrain. However, the wizard ...
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ArcScene can't symbolize LAS points by classification code or number of return

I'm using ArcScene 10.3 and loaded a LAS file into a LAS Dataset. When I look at the LAS files statistics I can see that there are several classification codes and 7 different returns. Everything ...
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Create a raster dataset containing the number of returns from a las file? [duplicate]

I already created DEMs, DTMs, DSMs from a LiDAR (LAS) file with a little help from the internet. However, right now I'm kind of stuck in my research. I want to create a raster file which contains ...
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Problem reprojecting LiDAR data using liblas

I have multiple lidar data sets and I am trying to reproject them using liblas. They are missing the coordinate system in the header information so I assign them an SRS using las2las --a_srs: las2las ...
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Using lasmerge in QGIS 2.8.3 is not working

Every time I try running lasmerge tool from LASTools within QGIS, I get the following error message: Algorithm lasmerge starting... lasmerge instance has no attribute ...
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Converting LAS 1.4 to 1.2

LIDAR files were released for major part of Slovenia few months back in zlas format. Decompressed LAS format is 1.4 version. I have tried many options how to generate DEMs and had some success in ...
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Create new axis and values

I have a LAS dataset which contains points with x and y coordinates. For further analysis I need a new dimension which can be adjusted as the dataset requires. To make it understandable I made this ...
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lasmerge with more than nine input files

Is there a possibility to feed more than 9 LAS files to lasmerge? The user interface only allows 9 LAS files, but at liblas.org it’s described as there can also be a text file holding the file names ...
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Las tools vs Geocue for LAS1.3 processing [closed]

I am a user of terra solid products. I have las1.3 data set which i need to perform whole processing in 1.3 version. (I need to supply WDP informtaion and classified las dataset as well. So I afraid, ...
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Reference File Paths Stored as Attributes in Model Builder

I'm trying to design a model in Model Builder that will derive input files for a process from file paths stored in an index shapefile's attribute field. The two datasets involved are a shapefile ...
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Benefits of *.las vs *.xyz or *.ascii when working with LiDAR in ArcGIS for Desktop?

From time to time, we use LiDAR data for modelling in ArcGIS. Previously, we would be supplied either an .xyz or .ascii of the data, but more recently, we are also being provided .las files in ...
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Use laspy to create las file from scratch without opening an existing las file first

I have found instructions for creating a las file by opening an existing file, modifying it, then re-saving it. This re-uses the headers from the original file. But how do I create a new file from ...
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Identifying LiDAR tiles that are located within boundaries of AOI

I am attempting to replicate the process of creating digital elevation models from raw LiDAR data and have been provided with LAS files covering an approximate 530 square mile county area. However, I ...
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Using lastile in QGIS

I want to tile one large las tile into a few minor. But I just can't get it done. My original las file have around 30 million points and I want to get 6 smaller las files with 5 million points in ...
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Finding specific area with coordinates out of a lot of LAS data?

I would like to extract spatial data out of a great amount of LAS data. Unfortunately, there is no index or sth that could help me find which file is for what area. Also, it is not possible to ...
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Getting points from a particular section of point cloud data [closed]

I have a las file and I'm trying to analyze it using ArcGIS/ArcPy. Are there any built-in functions that I can use (maybe using a tool or las data property) to isolate a chunk of points? I want to be ...
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Converting las files from version 1.2 to 1.3

I have lidar data set which initial waveform data is in LAS 1.3. The classified point cloud needs to be delivered in the same version, but my processing software (TerraSolid V15) allows me to write ...
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Export ground returns (.las) from classified point cloud

I have lidar data that is classified as several categories (water, ground etc.). I need to open this lidar data in some software (it will be great if it would be a open source software) and delete a ...
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Clip multiple .las files data to polygon shapefile using FUSION

I followed this thread in order to clip .las data based off of a polygon shapefile. However I have over 100 .las files I need to clip based off of this polygon and merged into a single .lasd file and ...
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Clipping LAS data with multiple shapefiles

I am looking for a method to clip with multiple shapefiles (139 shapefiles polygon) a lidar.las file. I'm using the software Fusion, as described in: How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons ...
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LiDAR GUI tool for selecting and saving groups of points?

I'm working in a small group that is processing LiDAR data with some custom code. We need to see how well our stuff is working so we need samples of "truth" data that we can compare our output ...
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Convert from shapefile or raster formats to LAS (preferably free)

I am looking for a solution to convert either from ESRI shapefile format to LAS or from a common raster format to LAS. I have access to following software: ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop (arcinfo with ...
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LAS .PTC classes into ESRI LAS to Mulitpoint

We have some Lidar data that has been classified based on visable features (i.e. trees, streets, buildings, etc.) These LAS data are used inside inside Microstation w/ TerraScan connected to a PTC ...
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libLAS georeference las file and update header

I am just starting to use libLAS and I had a small issue. I have next code to generate a las file with georeferenced points: std::ofstream ofs; liblas::Header header; liblas::SpatialReference srs; ...
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Las dataset to raster with ground points only

I'm trying to make a raster from a las dataset. I want to only use points classified as ground, but I can't figure out how to do this. What I've tried is: Create las dataset from 2 .las files. ...
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Georeferencing las files using liblas

I am trying to write georeferencing information to a '.las' file using liblas and c++. Here is my code: ofstream ofs; ofs.open("test.las", ios::out | ios::binary); liblas::Header header; ...
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Classification of above ground LiDAR points in ArcMap

I recently used the LAS Dataset toolbar to classify a .lasd file. The process classified the majority of points as unassigned with the rest being ground points. The study area has many tall buildings ...
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How to georeference LAS files?

First of all, I am a newbie in GIS. I have a lidar point cloud with GPS and telemetry data associated. Then, I transform coordinates of every point to an ECEF coordinate system and finally I ...
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Selecting percentage of points from multipoint layer (ArcGis)

I am currently working with las dataset of small area, and I want to run some quick analysis on this area. Since my PC is not the best, I am looking for tool like "extract 50% of multipoints to new ...
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How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS?

How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS? I have them installed and (vaguely) working, but there are only about ten of them. Is the idea of having just a few tools available, that one can use ...
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What's the deal with “degradation” and lastools?

I've read a few cautions online and heard a few from colleagues. If you don't purchase a license for lastools, the non-open-source functions will somehow degrade your data or results? Is this true? ...
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laspy reading las file

New to laspy and encountering an error. The first code block describes the file header, the second (In[24]) fails to open the file with laspy: In [21]: import numpy import laspy from laspy.file ...
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How to filter LiDAR data by scan angle?

I am looking to filter LiDAR data (.las format) by scan angle specifications (e.g. keep all points < 15). From a basic Google search, it appears that the LibLAS library has the ability to filter by ...
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Problem with Y offset shift of LAS file (las2las)

I'm trying to set the origin of a georeferenced .las point cloud to be coordinates 0,0,0, essentially stripping the georeferencing. The only way I could think to do this was subtract the minimum X, Y ...
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Shifting an entire .las file in Z?

I have a set of .las tiles. I needed to edit one of the tiles in Trimble's Inpho DTMaster to remove some noise. The coordinates are correct in the program, showing a my desired elevation. On export, ...
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Rename las files with Python [closed]

I have a bunch of LAS files that have been delivered with different naming conventions. I want to rename the files to all have the same uniform naming - based on the easting and northing coordinates ...
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How to convert LAS file to ASCII for DSM in SAGA GIS? [duplicate]

I want to count trees in SAGA GIS and when I try to follow the steps in dominoc925.blogspot.com, there was no problem with asci file (i have converted las file (dem)) but there was a problem with dsm ...
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When to reproject LAS data?

I've downloaded a few LAS files from the NOAA: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/coastallidar I used lasinfo to get the coordinate system of the LAS files and it returned: ...
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How to determine bare earth from unclassified LAS file

I have data in LAS format with RGB values created from Aerial photogrammetry using a UAV. I am trying to find a solution to extract the bare earth to create my DTM from the DSM. I have tried SAGA, ...
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Installing LASTools to QGIS on a Mac (or other LAS processing plugins)

I recently saw this link how to install LAStools toolbox to QGIS. The problem is that the instructions are only for Windows users. Now I wonder if it's possible to install LAStools on a Mac with QGIS ...
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Removing duplicates from large LAS files

Are there any publicly and free (not necessarily open-source) applications that can remove duplicate points from LiDAR clouds? I would like something on the lines of lasduplicate -unique_xyz, which ...
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What can I do with lidar returns of 6 or greater in LAS 1.2 specification?

I have lidar LAS data that contains a number of points that represent returns 6 or 7. The data is supposed to be in ASPRS LAS 1.2 specification, which does not allow return numbers (echos) greater ...
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Creating DSM and DTM from a LAS using a freeware solution

Is it possible to export a surface and terrain model files from an aerial, LiDAR point cloud (LAS) set? I am using SAGA GIS for very basic operations, but I couldn't find this option (and I have a ...
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How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons and open source software?

I am trying to clip or filter lidar files (las, xyz) using a shapefile that contains multiple polygons. Is there open source software that can do this spatial operation? My las files are enormous, ...
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Import a .las-file into QGIS 2.0.1? [duplicate]

I want to import a .las-file into QGIS 2.0.1. My guess is that I need to convert it into a format that is readable in QGIS. But how? I tried using LASTools. I downloaded it, but I don't understand how ...