I am trying to make a DEM from a .las file.

I have installed the LAStools directory and have the plugin:

QGIS Processing toolbox

I am wanting to use the lasview algorithm, but I can't see it in the standard toolbox I installed. Is there a way to add more algorithms?

  • There should be a blast2dem tool see rapidlasso.com/blast/blast2dem (did you set up lastools for qgis correctly? rapidlasso.com/2013/09/29/…)
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 13:50
  • Turns out I am an idiot!!! :D When I setup the LAS folder in QGIS I went 1 layer to deep. IE I set the folder to the` \lastool\QGISToolbox instead of \lastools` Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 23:02

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I worked it out this morning - simple user error I had asked QGIS to look in the QGIS toolbox instead of lastools folder (Essentially I had gone layer to deep, thinking that I was wanting to look at the QGIS toolbox , however it looks at other files not just the QGIS toolbox)

lastools folder

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