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An industry-standard binary file format that maintains information related to lidar data.

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Multiple LAS files- Define Projection [closed]

I am looking for some help drafting code to define the coordinate system for multiple las files. I have seen plenty on how to batch define projections with rasters and shapefiles, but nothing on las ...
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Can my “.las” data be classified [duplicate]

I was given a ".las" data set from a Trimble/AutoCAD shop. I use Esri. I could not import the .las file they supplied to an ESRI LASDataset as it was created with Trimble software. I downloaded and ...
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Converting .ply files to .las for ArcGIS input?

I'm trying to open a .ply file (point cloud in ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro), but I can't. How can I convert the .ply file to .las, or open .ply in ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro?
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Create LAS Dataset in ArcGIS

I created a LAS Dataset out of my 1000 LAS-Files (regular grids) with the purpose of converting the LAS Dataset to a Raster later on. But the problem is: my LAS-Files are overlapped on the borders ...
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PDAL Filter output is same as input file

I've applied SOR filter using PDAL python.Below is the code snippet of the same, json = """ { "pipeline":[ "D:/Lidar_collect_3/output/output_1.las", { "type":"filters....
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append X,Y,Z and intensity values into a las file

I want to append XYZI values row after row into a las file.How to do this? I'm using python laspy library to write XYZI points at once, but i want to append row after row using a loop. The points are ...
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Converting .pcd to .las file using PDAL

I found this answer on my question. But when I try to do it, I get this error: The command: pdal translate D:\Information\bigrotate_frontview.pcd D:\Information\output.las I get this error: Failed ...
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Extracting projection from each LAS file in directory using ArcPy?

I am using ArcPy to automate the conversion of LAS files to Raster in ArcGIS. I'd like to extract the spatial reference from each LAS file along the way. Is it possible to do this using ArcPy tools?...
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Filtering trees with Mac

I own about 200 acres of forest with about 350' of elevation change. I have a DJI 4 Advanced and my goal is to produce elevation maps to plan the building of one or more ponds. I've tried, and ...
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Convert WKT coordinate reference system to PROJ4

I'm currently working on a better support of LAS 1.4 file format in the rlas R package. In LAS 1.4 format the CRS of the point cloud can be stored as a WKT string. For example this is what I read from ...
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Splitting LAS file into smaller LAS files by shapefile geometry boundaries - using PDAL or Global Mapper. [duplicate]

I've looked up pdal documentation on how to clip LAS point cloud files:- https://pdal.io/workshop/exercises/analysis/clipping/clipping.html Referencing this example, and having a quick look around, ...
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Error in reading point cloud data (.las) in R?

I want to generate a DEM using a point cloud (.las) for which I tried reading it in R using rlas, lidR and rLiDAR : readLAS command and none of it seems to work. The LASfile is not being read at all....
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LAS/LAZ parser for NodeJS

I cannot find any popular libraries for parsing (reading into memory) of LAS or LAZ (lidar data) files in NodeJS (desktop Javascript) https://github.com/yuyou/liblas4node/blob/master/lib/liblas.js ...
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Maximum number of returns per laser pulse in airborne LiDAR?

What is the maximum amount of returns a discrete aerial laser scanner is capable of recording? For example in a LAS 1.2 metadata under Point Data Records there is the category 'Number of Returns' ...
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PDAL info with docker yields no output?

I am using pdal info within a docker env for a specific .las file (~2 GB). docker run -v /Users/user.name/workspaces/testData:/data pdal/pdal pdal info /data/sp.las --developer-debug Unfortunately, ...
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Whitebox Tools ClipLidarToPolygon writes no points to output file?

Running Whitebox Tools (v 0.11) on Windows from the official binary. The ClipLidarToPolygon tool creates an output LAS file with no points and the message There are fewer than two points in the LAS ...
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Merging multiple LiDAR (.las) files?

I downloaded about 9 LiDAR scenes from USGS and I want to use ArcGIS to merge them so that I can carry out tasks on them together as opposed to one by one.
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Adding RGB values to Laspy synthetic point generation?

What is the correct way to add RGB values to points made from scratch? Laspy is working great for me so far. I want to add RGB values to synthetic points that I've generated. I am using 2 numpy ...
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Importing LiDAR point cloud classes in Potree?

I can't find a way to import classes (roof, vegetation, ground, etc..) in Potree. I generated the web page, except I get the black point cloud. When I, for example, open .las file in ERDAS Imagine, I ...
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Colorize a point cloud in a web page based on a scalar field?

The issue: I have a a PLY point cloud file computed from a photogrammetric acquisition that has been processed in CloudCompare. The header look like: ply format binary_little_endian 1.0 ...
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Converting .pcd LiDAR binary compressed file to .las format?

I have LiDAR data in the format of .pcd in a binary compressed file (version .7). How can I convert it into .las format or any other that can be readable by LAStools in ArcGIS 9.3 version ownwards? ...
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JSON pipeline in Python doesn't create any output file?

I have ground LiDAR point cloud with some noise points. I would like to use filter.statistics in PDAL (in Python 3.6) using JSON pipeline to filter the noise out. json = """ { "pipeline":[ "/9A-...
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Visualizing extra bytes from LAS 1.4 in Potree?

I was wondering if it is possible to visualize the information that can be stored in the extra bytes of the LAS 1.4 file. This could be really helpful for validating features that have been calculate ...
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Selecting .las points based on intersection with polygon in ArcGis

I'm trying to select all .las points that fall within a selected polygon. So basically like select by location, but with a .las file and a feature layer file instead of two feature layer files. I ...
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Batch processing LiDAR files (.las to raster) with PyQGIS?

for layers in glob.glob("*.las"): processing.runalg("grass7:r.in.lidar", "input_las",5,1,"",1,100,"","",5,"","",False,True,True,"331289.57265,337990.42735,4558790.0,4560890.0",0,layers+"E:/...
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PyQGIS code for r.in.lidar in pyQGIS for LiDAR DEM output? [duplicate]

processing.runalg("grass7:r.in.lidar", "PNOA_2016_CAT_huso31_346-4560.las",5,1,"",1,100,"","","1","","",False,True,True,"295165.831809,383949.483035,4552152.32354,4577352.32354",0,"E:/Rohan/Heimdall/...
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Batch scripting r.in.lidar in pyQGIS for LiDAR DEM output? [duplicate]

I need to use pyQGIS to write a script that will run the r.in.lidar GRASS 7 on a set of LAS files. I am terrible at Python, but I need this for my task. I would like to process as a batch. How can I ...
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Create laspy file object without creating a new file

I would like to create a new laspy.file.File object in memory without having to create a reference .las file. The basic procedure is read sample.las clip sample.las by converting the x and y ...
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Visualizing LAS with matplotlib

I'm trying to create a 3D scatterplot using an las file that contains xyz and return values. I want to keep all returns but would like to subset the cloud. I've learned how to subset using laspy so no ...
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GRASS's r.in.lidar error in QGIS 3: “North must be north of South”

I have LAZ files that I unpacked with laszip.exe, then I ended up with LAS files. These files showed no error when making a LAS dataset in ArcGIS. I used this dataset several times without ant issues....
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laspy ValueError: buffer size must be a multiple of element size

I am trying to learn LASPY and am running into road blocks off the bat. I first ran into and Error 8 (Not enough storage is available to process this command) using my full sized LAS file (1.7GB). I ...
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Classify LAS By Height tool is not yielding any results?

The classify LAS by height tool (CLHT) in ArcGIS says that it will only reclassify LAS points with class codes of 0 or 1 (http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/3d-analyst/classify-las-by-...
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Laspy exception: “Invalid format”

I am attempting to open a couple of las files in laspy, however one of them has file version 6.0 (although it does not show up as such in lasinfo - I may be missing something). Digging through the ...
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Generate Height map for unity-3D from Lidar point data [closed]

I have Downloaded a data set from udacity open source self driving car program from here. It is a ROS (Robotic operating system) BAG file more info.The BAG file contains data collected from Velodyne ...
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Converting TIFF file to LAS file in QGIS?

I've been asked by a client to compile LiDAR files (currently in GeoTiff format) into a LAS dataset. Is this possible within QGIS? I have downloaded LAStools, but I'm still fairly new to LiDAR so ...
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Converting LiDAR point cloud to 3D mesh?

I have an unstructured point cloud of a street in LAS format (.las), scanned from a driving car. The point cloud also stores RGB information. Is there any software that can convert the point cloud to ...
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r.in.lidar Error: 'Raster map not found' in QGIS 2.18.14 GRASS [closed]

First of all I would like to say, that I have checked all the open threads (with almost the same title) about r.in.lidar errors and in general GRASS and it's "raster map not found" errors within QGIS ...
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GrassGIS process for DTM of UAV point cloud [duplicate]

Using grassGIS I am attempting to produce a DTM (remove buildings and vegetation) from the las point cloud. Unfortunately the point cloud exported from dronedeploy.com does not distinguish first and ...
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Importing LiDAR (.las) data in PostgreSQL with PDAL?

I am following this tutorial to load LiDAR data into PostGIS/PostgreSQL database. The order is: Create extensions: CREATE EXTENSION postgis; CREATE EXTENSION pointcloud; CREATE EXTENSION ...
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Reading LiDAR attributes from a .mat file?

I am working on some LiDAR dataset. I am used to importing the LiDAR data from .las files. I generally use liblas library in Python to import the same. Recently, I found the dataset in .mat format ...
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Loading a LiDAR (.las) file into OpenGL using Python?

I would like to load a .las file into an OpenGL 3D scene. I have been able to create the scene and load other forms of object into it by using their vertices data. How do I get the vertices data from ...
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Importing point cloud data to Terrascan is incorrectly gridding it?

I am using Terrascan to strip vegetation of some ASCII files to create a bare earth model and also to convert the ASCII txt file into a *las (1.2) file. However, I have noticed that Terrascan (at ...
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Unexpected argument grid_dist_x using PDAL

I'm trying to convert a .las file to a DTM/DEM using PDAL, but having the issue of multiple bands instead of one. I went through Generating a DTM and writers.gdal but it prompts an error message: ...
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3D to 2D from point cloud using a georeferenced orthophoto? [closed]

I have 3D point cloud (laser scanning) and an orthophoto, geo-referenced by a TIFF World File (.tfw). I want to project every 3D point of the point cloud into the 2D image. Here is an example of a ....
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Erratic results from filters.normal in PDAL?

Given this roof structure: I get the following output for the normalx, after using: { "type":"filters.normal", "knn":8 }, (orange to purple : -1 to 1) Comparable situation for ...
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Converting .las to .pcd file using PDAL?

Is it possible to translate .las files to .pcd with PDAL? If so, using which tool? I need an example about how to set the command-line with such tool. If it is not possible (or alternatively), is ...
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PDAL Reader.las and Writer.las warning: 'found invalid value of '0' for point's return number'

I am trying to read and write LAS (*.las) file using PDAL but getting the following warning messages by PDAL's LAS reader and writer for ASPRS LAS files. (pdal pipeline readers.las Warning) C:/...
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Seeking open source alternative of Las Tools [duplicate]

I am finding any open source alternative of Las tools , i Google but i found las Utitly which is also not the Open source alternative But i want open source alternative of Las Tools,
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Converting .las files to LAS datasets using ModelBuilder iterator?

I have 1500 individual LAS files and I need to move them to separate LAS datasets (so 1500 LAS datasets). I've used iterator (iterate files) in ModelBuilder and it creates 1500 individual LAS ...
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Converting LAS data from buildings to detailed shapes using ArcGIS Pro?

What we want to achieve is to convert LAS data to a GIS format like shapes. On the internet, there are enough examples how to convert the LAS data height to a building footprint. What we want is ...