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Apply affine transformation to LiDAR .las file

I'am currently working on a project that use a Local Coordinate system, and I need to reproject the file to UTM WGS84, to be able to load it to qgis. I have the formula and values to reproject the ...
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Using LASTools in QGIS

I am currently proceeding .las file in QGIS 3.36.2. To do this, I used Plugins to download LAStools and tried to use lasview function to visualize the 3D terrain. However, I got the following ...
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LAS Tools Isn´t Working: No new Shapefile Generated

I´m Currently working with QGIS version is 3.30 and the latest aviable version of LasTools I simply want to create a Hillshaded Ground only digital model Thus, I´m using blast2dem for a whole folder ...
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How to classify points in LAStools using shapefiles as reference

I am new to LAStools, and mostly use MicroStation/Terra for classifications, except MS is a resource heavy at times so can be slow and can crash. The macro we run uses shapefiles as a reference, and ...
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Is it possible to suppress the GUI for lasboundary within a python script?

This is the lasboundary call: Lasboundary = [lasboundary, '-i', LBin, '-odir', ClipFolder, '-labels', '-overview', '-oshp' ] pcs = subprocess.run(lasboundary, check=True, stderr=subprocess.PIPE) It ...
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Clipping LiDAR Data to Map Data w/ LAStools bounding boxes have no overlap

I am trying to clip a series of LiDAR .las files with the lasclip64 tool in LAStools. The area I am trying to clip is Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. I have retrieved the .shp file for this area from ...
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QGIS 3.28 and LAStools issue - lasinfo not recognized as an internal or external command

I'm trying to run one of LAStools open source commands on a .laz file I have. I have installed the plugin in QGIS v. 3.28, and have downloaded the LAStools-master folder available through GitHub (...
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How to efficiently reproject a LAS point cloud to EPSG:2056 (not known by LAStools)?

I have a large LAS pointcloud in LV03 (EPSG:21781) that I want to reproject to LV95 (EPSG:2056). My approaches so far bear no fruit. What is a good way to re-project LAS data to a different CRS (...
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Troubles running LAStools on QGIS 3.28 Firenze. MAC, operational system MacOS 12.4

I ran into an issue of running the LAStools on QGIS. As it states in the subject, I have 3.28 Firenze version of QGIS, and it's operating on MacOS12.4 Every time I tried to run LASview, I get this ...
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In which step should we reproject a LiDAR Dataset using LAStools when extracting DSM and DTM?

I have a lidar dataset from which I am trying to extract a DSM and a DTM (in meters) from it for EPSG 32614 (WGS84). Below info: lasinfo (220926) report for 'C:\LAStools\bin\Data\Cornfield Non\Backup ...
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Export LAS file to XYZ and retain RGB values

I am currently trying to import LAZ LIDAR data into ArchiCAD (a 3D modeling software) for an architectural project. Using QGIS 3.22.11 and LAStools las2txt I have successfully exported the LAZ file as ...
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LASTools QGIS clip not working

As I am trying to clip the LiDAR data (.las) file from shapefile (.shp) I have used the lastools(lasclip) to clip the .las file from area of interest that is shapefile from QGIS plugin but it didn't ...
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LAS2DEM QGIS No Results

When I try use LAS2DEM in QGIS, the results are an empty file: I have followed all setup instructions with the LAStools zip folder (in a C:\ with no spaces or special characters in the path, and set ...
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How do I create a LAS file coverage grid in QGIS?

I need to take a folder of .las files and create a coverage grid overview with an attribute for each las tile's file name within each polygon record, each polygon being the rectangle of that las file'...
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las2las - Reproject (shift) from shifted X,Y projection to original projection

I have a .las projected in a shifted EPSG:2100 projection. Coordinates are shifted by X,Y as following: X: 58xxxx -> xxxx Y: 414yyyy -> yyyy For EPSG:2100, projection parameters are given here:...
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txt2las to change the format from ASCII to LAS

I am working on many files with the format (.asc), I am trying to change the format to LAS/LAZ but for some reason only 8 files from 42 files have been successfully changed for the others the error is ...
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blast2dem pixel alignment

Is there a way for blast2dem to tell exact fractional coordinates (or offset) where should the pixel in the generated GeoTIFF start? In my case I would like to generate a raster that is perfectly ...
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lasinfo - Codec can't decode byte

I am adding lidar info into qgis, and when I run lasinfo I get the errors listed below. I have tried redownloading the data but the same errors always come back Errors Parameters verbose False run new ...
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Why do lidR and LAStools report different point densities?

Why do lidR and LAStools report different point densities? For a .las that I have here. Both report number of points correctly at 12500 pts. The CRS is set and both also report it correctly. But for ...
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Using txt2las in lastools

I'm currently doing a masters thesis on using drone photogrammetry to create a canopy height model of a grassland. This involves manually creating a DTM using an RTK GPS and using that data to ...
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How to read LAS header or read only some attributes of LAZ file with LAStools/C++

It takes lots of time when reading laz files when you iterate hundreds of laz file. But reading only the header can only takes less than 100 ms to read hundreds of las files. The same problems arises ...
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How to invert LAS files

I have a bunch of LAS files which are supposed to show data underwater but the depth (z) is poisitive rather than negative so they are inverted. I'm looking for the fastest way to invert/flip them on ...
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Converting a huge .LAS into a readable 3D file

I've got a huge (1.3GB) .LAS file that is composed of data from around the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I'm trying to get it into Blender, a 3D software, so I can look at the surroundings and ...
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Extracting a DEM without low vegetation cover in a flooding area using LiDAR data

I've been struggling with this for the past few days. I want to create a DEM of a flood control area, which is covered in low/intermediate-height vegetation (pioneers and reed mostly). The point cloud ...
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Failed to install Potree on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

I am trying to install Potree on my computer and I am stuck. I am following these instructions: $ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties git $ sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake g++ $ ...
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Modeler - output of first algorithm not going to second one and so on

I've a model with subsequent steps of LAStools algorithms. Individually they work well, but in the modeler I get only the first output, and no more. It seems like the second algorithm is not taking ...
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Shift or replace_z values from ALS LiDAR scans

I have ALS LiDAR scans that I merged into a single file and classified ground points. I'm trying to 're-scale' the Z/height values but without actually normalizing them.. What I'd like to do re-scale ...
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Defra LiDAR - Convert DTM to PointCloud?

Defra has DSM and DTM data for Blackwell in Birmingham, but no Point Cloud data. I am trying to get LiDAR Point Cloud data to build a golf course model (in TGC2019) for Blackwell, and this uses ...
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How to normalize a large point cloud using lasheight and a .tif DTM?

I am normalizing a large point cloud (>16 GB), for which I'm using a preprocessed DTM that I store as .tif. For smaller amounts of data, I would use an R script that lets me do this: library(lidR) ...
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Different results in metrics calculated with LAStools and lidR

I have canopy height model calculated from high density TLS data on 60 by 200 meter plot. I tried to calculate voxels with LAStools and lidR and got significantly different results. I was wondering if ...
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Calculate average elevation value in LAS files in a specific area [closed]

I need to calculate the average elevation and its standard deviation of some buildings and parts of roads using LAS files. I want to be able to consider only the points that are within a polygon in a ...
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LiDAR data denoising algorithm complexity

I want to remove outliers (noise) from LiDAR data. Currently I'm using the same algorithm as LAStools: The LAStools software version 171215 implements a straightforward outlier removal ...
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las2dem, command not found in terminal

I am trying to use the command las2dem in terminal (Ubuntu) to create a DEM with various las files but I only want to conserve the points classified as Ground. I'm using this command: las2dem -i file....
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Georeference a LAS file with txt2las using a Geomedia coordinate system file (.csf)

I need to transform a file in a .csv file into a LAS file. I have a LiDAR data folder, in this folder I have these files: A .csv file that contains the the point data Some metadata files (schema, ...
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Running lasground on input cloud produces no visible effect in lasview?

Running lasground on input cloud produces no visible effect in lasview? It runs and writes an output file, which seems unchanged from the input file, when viewed in lasview. What could be wrong?
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Convert .las file with LAStools in QGIS

I get the following error when trying to convert a .las file using las2txt with the LASTools plugin: My system is set to UTF-8. QGIS code revision: 4470baa1a3 Qt version: 5.11.2 GDAL version: 2.4.1 ...
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Reproject LiDAR from Lat/Long to NAD83 with LAStools not working correctly

I'm trying to reproject a NOAA las file from Lat/Long to State Plane NAD83 using las2las. When I unpack the laz file as an las without specifying input or output coordinates it comes into GIS in the ...
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Tears when using LAStools lassplit

I have just started using QGIS and im trying to create a DEM from laserdata using LAStools. I have to split the laserdata since im not using a premium LAStools, but when i do i get these tears where ...
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Match DSM tiled data [duplicate]

I have an 282 .laz tiles for a large area. The aim was to extract the DSM and DTM data in .asc format to hopefully get building heights from them. I used lastools to convert them the DSM .laz data ...
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LAS file bounding box is oversized after using lasnoise?

I have a few .las files that I am trying to use further. They have some far away noise points that I removed using LAStools lasnoise. It seems like the noise points are removed, but the bounding box ...
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How to solve cannot alloc point_buffer error LAStools?

I have just installed LAStools in my QGIS 3.x version. I have already managed to visualize the point cloud through the lasview tool. Now, I am having problems trying to classify Ground points from the ...
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Laspy - Laszip & TypeError

I'm having some issues with Laspy and reading in .laz files. Previously I have had no problem with this, but it has stopped working. Initially I had a problem with the following error message: "laspy....
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Installing LAStools in QGIS 3.4

I am trying to install LAStools for QGIS3.4. I installed the plugin, downloaded LAStools and also wine. But if I try to run it for lasview, this is the error I get: Processing algorithm… Algorithm '...
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Extracting (big) rocks from LiDAR data

I have a .las file and want to show the outline of the big rocks located in this area. So far I have done the following: Obtain a ground model from the .las file including the rocks. Calculate ...
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Error when unzipping LiDAR data with LAStools

I try to unzip LiDAR data (.laz) with LAStools under QGIS 3.4 but I get following error message : Traceback (most recent call last): File "path\to\LAStools\laszip.py", line 61, in processAlgorithm ...
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error message"system cannot..."

After several intents to reinstall everything (even qgis3.8.2 zanzibar), and verify the path (several times) for the lasstools plugin, still cannot use it, as consequence of the error message the ...
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LASTools path not found in QGIS 3.6.3

Forgive me if this is a duplicate, but I am having trouble getting LASTools to run in QGIS 3.6.3 after following the installation instructions and searching on Stack Exchange. I have installed the ...
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Retrieve the elevation from a point cloud with lastools?

I have a general question about how can I get the elevation (z) data from a pointcloud (las) along a trajectory. I have a shape file with x, y coordinates and I have the related .las files. And I am ...
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Using LAStools to repair headers for several LiDAR files?

So, I have 21 LiDAR files with incorrect information in their file headers. For example, when I import a single file into R using the following code, I get several warnings saying that there are no ...
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LAStools plugin in QGIS: ''The system cannot find the path specified."

I'm attempting to convert LAS files to a multipoint file using QGIS methods. I've found some documentation that suggests that v3.2 and up has LAStools available as a plugin so I downloaded the latest ...
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