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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Caching LiDAR Image Service outside of ArcGIS to send to ArcGIS Server

To begin this question: I have very limited programming/coding experience and will likely need a detailed explanation if you decide to answer in that route. We are hosting a number of LiDAR services ...
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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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How to make 3D building models from lidar data in ArcGIS?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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3D model of rooftops based on LiDAR and cadastral data?

I´m trying to model building rooftops based on a LiDAR dataset. I've already interpolated using Delaunay's triangulation a DEM with 1 meter resolution. Due to LiDAR data is not accurate in building ...
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Display LiDAR data in E00 (interchange file) on maps

I have Lidar data in E00 files (interchange files). Can I overlay them on some maps like say Bing maps or Geoserver with OpenLayers? If yes, what is the right way of doing it?
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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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Extract DEM and DTM information from LIDAR image using E-Cognition

I´m trying to extract DEM and DTM from a LIDAR file. I just rasterize the image but then I don´t know which algorithm I need to apply to obtain the DEM and DTM information in different models to be ...
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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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Clipping from a tiled LAS dataset with LASTools (for ArcGIS)

I have huge amounts of lidar data stored as tiled datasets per project. The "tiles" are separate LAS files based on our national map sheet setup (800 by 600 meter). To keep an overview of the data I ...
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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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Tree counting using LiDAR data

Does anyone have any ideas on tree counting using lidar point data? I have a small set of lidar point data (plantation area about 500 hectares), from which I want to collect number of trees per ...
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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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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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Processing full-waveform LiDAR?

Does anyone know of a good software package for processing full-waveform lidar? Also, does anyone know of a good tutorial on processing full-waveform lidar?
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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 python to batch process lasclip - LAStools/QGIS

I am trying to use the python console to batch quite a few processes from lastools. I'm having trouble with the arguments to lasclip. clipped_las = processing.runalg('lidartools:lasclip', True, ...
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Raster cells with no data being generated by las2dem?

Anyone has an idea where these lines (with no elevation data) come from? They are generated while using the las2dem tool from LAStools. What needs to be done to avoid this? The raw data (.las file) ...
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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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LAS sample file for electric utility poles

Does anybody know a souce where I can find a sample LAS file that has electric utility poles? Like seen here - http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//015w00000040000000
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How to manage a LiDAR dataset in ArcGIS

I am attempting to replicate the process of creating digital elevation models from raw LiDAR data and have been provided with LAS files covering a ~530 square mile county area. However, I only need to ...
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Create DEM with 1 foot contours from lidar data with 1.4 meter resolution

I have Lidar data which contains multiple .las files for an entire quad. I have figured out which .las is the area I am looking for. I was told the data is in 1.4 meter resolution and would work to ...
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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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How to convert LAS to GRID/Raster for ArcGIS input?

I was wondering if there is an option to convert LAS (LIDAR data) to raster or GRID format that ArcGIS could read it.
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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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Drawing irregularly shaped boundary polygon around set of LAS points using ArcMap?

I am working with a set of LAS data which is irregularly shaped, picture a starfish as the point coverage, surrounding the starfish may be water on one side, may be more land elsewhere but no points ...
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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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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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Where can I get pointcloud data?

Is there any freely available pointcloud data? I'm especially interested in dense clouds of small areas(5m to 100m radius) but anything else would be fine too. Edit: I've found that these pages ...
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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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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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What is the best way to visualize multiple large LIDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LIDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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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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Building extraction with LiDAR data (Improve Process)

I have the following process for automatically creating building outlines/footprints from Las files and was wondering if anyone can help improve it or has suggestions for other processes to use? ...
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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 ...
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Processing LAS dataset in QGIS 2.8.2

I need to extract DEM from LIDAR dataset in QGIS 2.8.2. I have installed LAS tools in QGIS. I cannot configure my LAStools because I do not get Processing-->Options and Configuration and instead I get ...
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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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How to remove las2dem streaks from raster dem

I've created a series of DEM files using the las2dem tool from LAStools, however since I don't have a licensed version they have black streaks running across them. Does anyone know a good method for ...
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Dikes extraction from DEM

I do have DEM of 1x1 meter and original LiDAR point cloud in .las, that DEM is made of. I need to extract river dikes (highest points of the dikes) to vector feature (point, polyline). Any idea for ...
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Import point cloud into PostgreSQL/ pdal pipeline fails

I have a point cloud dataset that I would like to upload to my postgres/postgis database. I followed this tutorial and I could install everything without problems (on ubuntu 14.04. On ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Deleting only specific LiDAR points in QTM with Mensuration tool

I'm using Quick Terrain Modeler (QTM) 64-bit v8.0.3.4 - I have a set of LiDAR data that has some points that I want to delete, but due to their location it is hard (if not impossible) to delete them ...
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Using GPS to field walk through a LiDAR scene

I am doing field surveying for archaeology using Lidar. If I attached a USB GPS to my laptop would it be possible to track where I am "in real time" on the Lidar as I am field walking? I'm wanting to ...
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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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Problem operating LAStools in QGIS 2.6.1

I have a problem with LAStools in QGIS 2.6.1. I have never used QGIS to process LiDAR data before. I downloaded LAStools yesterday from the rapidlasso GmbH website. I unzipped the “lastools.zip” ...
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Extracting wall information using LIDAR data?

I'm trying to extract wall using the LIDAR. I have tried Fusion, Whitebox, Lastools in Arcgis, Saga and Envi. Those are tools that I can use. The walls I am interested are mainly 1 meter high. Some of ...
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How do you convert a .lasd (Lidar) coordinate system?

How do you change a coordinate system for a .lasd (Lidar) dataset? The file is currently in UTM_Zone _15N and I am trying to convert it to IL_East.
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How do I combine high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time i have to generalize the LiDAR dem depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...