LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging or Laser Imaging, Detection and Ranging) is an active optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target.

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How exactly does a single laser pulse from LiDAR act? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the behavior of a single laser pulse in a traditional airborne lidar. I understand that the multiple return values are representative of the surface that reflected the ...
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How to exclude water during contour generation?

I recently acquired a LiDAR data set that included a 1 meter DEM. I generated 1, 2 and 5m contour layers but I am seeing a lot of contours within water bodies. I suspect this is either caused by wave ...
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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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Average of raster elevation based on polygon boundaries

I am attempting to extract and calculate the average height of buildings using LiDAR converted to raster elevation data. I've created a DSM to cover the entire area and I am trying to extract just the ...
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Azimuth greater than 360 in Veloview (Velodyne 32)?

When I use Veloview, freezes at 1 of the frames and examine the data points, why are the azimuths greater than 360 degrees?
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Converting waveform LiDAR to discrete return format, in R?

I have an LVIS waveform LiDAR file which looks like this: head(lidar) V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 V7 V8 V9 [1,] 529437.4 ...
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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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Viewing point clouds in bpf format?

Is there any software that can be used to view point clouds in bpf format? My preference is for free software that has low-learning curve for quick visualizations. Currently, I convert bpf to las ...
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Creating 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 create a terrain. However, the wizard ...
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LiDAR doesn't work in QGIS [duplicate]

I'm having troubles to make LiDAR work in QGIS, the instructions are quiet clear and it appears in my processing dialog but when I try to run "lasview" it just doesn't do anything, not even an error, ...
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Irregular XYZ point data to raster (TIF) - LASTools alternative?

I am trying to convert my irregular spaced point data (xyz) to a DEM and then, to a raster (geotiff). Because of the irregular spacing I need a triangulation first, right (so, no spaces are in the ...
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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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Open LiDAR DEM of the UK with *.asc extension

I've downloaded a tile of a freely accessible LiDAR DEM of the UK from http://environment.data.gov.uk/ds/survey#/download. But I don't know how to open it. The files inside have the *.asc extension. ...
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Reset a base elevation in Pix4D?

Does anyone know how to set a baseline elevation in Pix4D, or is that something that has to happen on the drone-capturing side? The reason is that I have an area which is flown with LiDAR, several ...
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LasDatasetToRaster does nothing to the Raster Layer

I have been trying to figure out how to clip and rasterize a LiDAR map file programmatically (Not through arcpy) I use C# but read many languages. So far I have been able to access and assign the LASD ...
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GeoReference XYZ point cloud

I am looking for help. I have done a little bit of geo-registration of images with QGIS. But now, I have been handed some LIDAR data in PCD format (basically x,y,z), But it is not geo-referenced. I ...
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How to write a python code for Add Feature Class To Terrain using interface?

I am trying to write a code that creates a Terrain from lidar data (LAS). The problem is that the inputs are in Feature Dataset in GDB but I don't know how to write code so that using an interface. I ...
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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: “…instance has no attribute”

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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Creating a reference line among LiDAR points and retrieving distances between them?

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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Merging more than 9 input files with lasmerge?

Is there a possibility to feed more than 9 LAS files to lasmerge tool? The user interface only allows 9 LAS files from LAStools toolboxes in QGIS or ArcGIS, but at liblas.org it’s described as there ...
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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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LAStools blast2dem: error writing data for field “StripOffsets”

I was processing an overage file to generate DTM and DSM using blast2dem. The generated DTM file can be viewed using ArcMap and ENVI. However, ArcMap and ENVI cannot open the generated DSM file. I ...
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Deleting anomalous points in *.lasd using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop. I have a raw .las file that I have brought into an ArcGIS .lasd file format. The raw data has several anomalous points; i.e. the maximum elevation for any point ...
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TIF not showing UTM coordinates in world file

I have a lot of tif files (ortho imagery that came with Lidar data). Each tile has a .tif and .tfw but the world files (.tfw) have line 5 and 6 as numbers that aren't what I would expect as I was ...
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Reaching cm (inch) level elevation precision using drones

A road construction firm needs altitude data of road path before and after the construction and the error should be less than 3 cm (2 inch). Normally, they put a ground station and workers manually ...
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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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Caching LiDAR Image Service outside of ArcGIS to send to ArcGIS Server? [closed]

I have very limited programming/coding experience. We are hosting a number of LiDAR services on ArcGIS Server, and need 24 of these to be cached, from 1:500,000 to 1:4,000. We initially had ...
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Why aren't there LiDAR records in some black and white parts of the scene?

This is the actual scene: This is the corresponding LiDAR scene: The LiDAR data is from xyz file. The questions are: Why are there no points for the dark squares on the checkerboard as well ...
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Converting raster to TIN in ArcMap 10.1 is causing crashes?

I have several tiles (~200) of Lidar 1m resolution data from Geomatics group and need to convert it to TIN format (currently in .asc) to develop a flood model. Is there a quicker way of doing this ...
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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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MCC-LiDAR error: version minor out of range

I am trying to use MCC-LiDAR tool, but I can't get it to work. Example, when I type: C:\>mcc-lidar -s 1 -t 1 TMR_428_63.las output_filename.las I get the following error message: Internal ...
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How to output points using TerraScan based on selected shape and text of block boundary

For those of you who are familiar with TerraScan, does anyone know how to save/output LAS files based on selected shape and text of block boundaries (tile index)? The TerraScan User Guide is pretty ...
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Integer vs Non-Integer LiDAR

A LiDAR user is telling me that his LiDAR data acquired from my organization has only integer LiDAR in certain areas. He is requesting non-integer LiDAR for those areas. First, can anyone help explain ...
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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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LiDAR intensity image from multiple flight lines?

I'm working with multiple raw las tiles, and I've used Fusion to create an intensity image, but it shows the flight line overlap (see below). Any idea how can I smooth the image so that the overlap is ...
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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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LAStools (3D Analyst) scale factor application

I'm trying to use the las2las (transform) module from the LASTools toolset to apply a scale factor to an LAS dataset. The problem is that the client wants us to apply the scale factor from a known XY ...
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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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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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Is it possible to have v.in.lidar without compiling GRASS?

I already have installed libLAS like this: sudo apt-get install liblas-bin And Ì have installed GRASS GIS 7 from the ubuntugis-unstable repository. Is it possible v.in.lidar without compiling ...
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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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Running LAStools on QGIS 2.8: “missing dependency. lastools folder is not configured”

To be honest I'm not sure how to run LAStools from within QGIS 2.8. I'm trying to learn by experimentation. QGIS shows all the LAStools in the toolbox If I double click on a LAStool in the toolbox I ...
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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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Raster to vector (polygons) with generalisation

I have created rasters showing different types of vegetation (bushes, trees, open land) with help from lidar data. Now I'm looking for a method to turn these images into polygons. I'm using a Mac ...
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Coordinate transformation in LAStools?

LAStools program only limited to UTM platform for coordinate transformation (las2project, las2transform). Is there any other ways to transform coordinate for local projection in LAStools? For example ...
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Working with lidar points (LAS To Multipoint) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Currently I'm working with the LAS format and want to transform from WGS84 to RSO Kertau Malaysia. I'm using ArcGIS-Las to Multipoint and Data Management Tool-Project and succeeded in the ...