I haven't been able to figure out or find out from searching around what units or format this time field is in my LiDAR data that was collected?

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  • Do you have a ballpark idea of when the timestamp should be? Also do you think it's a data, a time, or a datetime? Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 16:40
  • It should be around November of 2018. When I load it into QGIS, I get a year of 1970.
    – whyzar
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 19:18

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LiDAR times often come in GPS time or time since the GPS epoch. Here is a stack exchange link with more detail (What is a GPS epoch?) This look like GPS seconds. Your data should also include a column of data that shows the GPS week You can use the week and seconds data to convert the pulse time to human-readable time using a website like GPS Time Calculator. If you have Python still you can use Module gpstime.

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