I want to import .las files to PostGIS. As I found out I can do it by using PDAL.

However, I cannot find the right way to install it in Windows. I downloaded a folder from here https://www.pdal.io/download.html, but then, I don't know what to do next.

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    I don't think the close reason applies here; PDAL is an important software for point cloud processing. – Andre Silva Nov 19 '17 at 17:03
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    Agreed @AndreSilva Post reopened. – Aaron Nov 20 '17 at 1:21

You downloaded the source code, not a prebuilt binary.

If you read the PDAL download page you linked to you will see:




Windows builds are available via Conda Forge (64-bit only).

Install Conda (or Miniconda), run a Conda shell, install PDAL with

conda install -c conda-forge pdal 

and you should be good to go. See the Conda instructions for more detail.

  • @HowardButler thanks for the update – user2856 Jul 17 '19 at 22:25

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