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LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging or Laser Imaging, Detection and Ranging) is an active optical remote sensing technology that measures properties of scattered light to find range and/or other information of a distant target.

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To convert .pcd lidar binary compressed file .las format

I have LIDAR data in the format of .pcd in a binary compressed file (version .7). How can in convert it into .las fomart or anyother that can be readable by LAStools in ArcGIS 9.3 version ownwards. I ...
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Reprojecting LiDAR data with libLAS: X scale and offset combination is insufficient to represent the data

Disclaimer: This is a duplicate of this, a question without an answer. This is not, however, a duplicate of this, as it is a different error. I have a LAS file projected in EPSG:32636, and I need to ...
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PDAL pipeline could not connect to server: Connection refused

I am trying to import .las files to the postgres database. My pipeline is: { "pipeline":[ { "type":"readers.las", "filename":"data/pt000002.las", "spatialreference":"EPSG:4326" }, { "type":"...
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How to run PDAL pipeline with docker

I used to use PDAL with conda environment, and in that time I used pipeline command with the simple: sudo pdal pipeline -i /Documents/laz2pg.txt And that did the work. But, now, at the moment, I ...
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Availability of Frequent LiDAR Data in UK?

I am looking for LIDAR data of grasslands located all around UK with a spatial resolution of 1m and a frequency of at least once a week. I've already had a look at the Environmental Agency but their ...
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LiDAR Point Classification Program Recommendation [duplicate]

I'm working with terrestrial LiDAR data to create a reference data set and need to classify the points into either ground points or non-ground points. Automated/semi-automated methods don't seem to be ...
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Getting buildings multipatch from lidar 3d without having building footprints?

I have a 3D lidar data and aerial images. Is there a way to obtain the buildings multipatch (shp), given that I don't actually have the buildings' footprints?
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Installing PgPointCloud extension for PostgreSQL on Ubuntu Bionic

I'm stuck with the installation of the PgPointCloud extension for PostgreSQL. I found this article: https://connect.boundlessgeo.com/docs/suite/4.6/dataadmin/pointcloud/install.html But when I run ...
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Loading LIDAR data to POSTGRES and use it with DJANGO [closed]

I have some project at the Faculty and I don't know from where to begin. I have point cloud data (LIDAR data) and I need to make the website with that data on it and with functions for some sort of ...
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PDAL error: “Couldn't create filter stage of type 'filters.cpd'”

I would like to use the cpd filter to transform a point cloud, but I am heading to the following error: RuntimeError: Couldn't create filter stage of type 'filters.cpd' which comes from the ...
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Load a .las file in QGIS 2.18.7 [duplicate]

Looking to load a .las file into QGIS so I can view it's coverage and extents. What is the best method to get this work quickly and efficiently?
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Naming conventions for LiDAR files?

I can't figure out what is specifically being referenced by the names of these .las files: They correspond to a specific quadrangle, but can't figure out quite how.
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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 LiDAR return point type in LiDAR dataset with ArcPy?

I am trying to create a Digital Earth Model (DEM) using ArcPy under ArcGIS Pro 2, but I am running into some problems. I can generate a DEM within ArcGIS Pro by selecting only the ground points ...
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Creating 3D polygon roof from LiDAR data using FME?

I have LiDAR data of a building and would like to construct a 3D Model using FME 2016. The LiDAR data shows that the structure has sloped roofs with various other elements on the roof surface (e.g. ...
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Error reprojecting point cloud with liblas 1.8: “latitude or longitude exceeded limits”? [duplicate]

I was previously reprojecting a point cloud in .las format using liblas 1.7.0 (with GeoTIFF 1.4.0 GDAL 1.10.1) as follows: las2las /tmp/input.las --a_srs EPSG:4326 --t_srs EPSG:3857 --scale 0.001 0....
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Is the ground level cross section of a normalised lidar dataset flat? [duplicate]

If I normalise a lidar dataset I am (according to my thinking) simply subtracting the first return heights from the ground heights. Thus the resulting dataset will only contains the height above ...
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Normalizing a digital surface model? [closed]

I am trying to generate a normalized DSM by subtracting the original DSM (oDSM) from the DTM. To generate the DTM I had to first use a median filter on the oDSM (remove noise) and then use a ...
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Elevation contours from .JP2 / .J2W files?

Is there a way in ArcGIS, Global Mapper, or CAD to generate elevation contours or any sort of surface data from a .JP2 file? I've never been provided this format before and our client is telling us ...
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How much do leaves on/off affect the number of LiDAR ground returns?

We would like to collect a generic purpose topographic LiDAR dataset over a large region in Belgium. Our minimum requirement is to achieve at least 1 point/m² on the ground. Ideally, we would like to ...
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Lidar DEM produces odd results related to topographic aspect

Background: ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1, Spatial analyst We have acquired two bare-earth DEMs derived from lidar. YEAR2007 was produced in 2007, and YEAR2015 eight years later. Both are 32-bit, floating-...
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Fill gaps in dem created from .laz file [duplicate]

I've been trying to fill those lidar scan lines in my dem with no avail. Is there any way to interpolate those "gaps" to get a clean dem? I used las2dem to create the dem from .laz file
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How to write multiple .las files from polygon clipping with PDAL?

I am using PDAL (through Python) to crop multiple polygons from a point cloud and store them as separate files. For efficiency reasons I would like to define this in a single pipeline. However, using ...
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Merging LiDAR tiles without losing data in QGIS?

I'm trying to merge some LiDAR tiles together but when I do, the clarity of the image drops, so I think that means I am losing some data. How do I merge the tiles and keep all of the data and the ...
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Prevent SAGA in QGIS 3.0 from creating certain outputs?

I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent SAGA from generating temporary files. For example, if I just want to generate a slope map using SAGA I have to wait for all 11 other grids to get processed. ...
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Importing multiple .asc files into PostGIS violates check constraint. Why?

I am importing thousands of .asc files into PostGIS into this table: CREATE TABLE stg.COUNTRY_1M(rid serial primary key, rast raster); CREATE INDEX ON stg.COUNTRY_1M USING gist (st_convexhull(rast)); ...
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Converting DEM to LAS file? [duplicate]

Is there a way to convert a DEM raster to a .las file using open source software and/or any tools that come along with a complete ESRI license? I have been able to achieve this using the LAS Toolset ...
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How to import raster (.asc) data to PostGIS?

I am using Postgres 10.3 / Postgis 2.4.2, and I have thousands of ".asc" files (LiDAR DTM/DSM files) to import to the db. However, the format is something like: ncols 1000 nrows 1000 xllcorner ...
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Extracting only elevation data from NASA's GLAS Satellite LiDAR to create raster DEM?

I'm trying to open data downloaded from NASA's Earthdata site in ArcGIS 10.4.1. Specifically I'm trying to open "GLAS/ICESat L2 Global Land Surface Altimetry Data (HDF5) V034" (Image below, ...
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GRASS r.in.lidar (las to raster) inside Python loop?

I have a loop in Python to list out LAS files in a folder, and run two commands in Grass GIS on these files to write them out as rasters. The loop runs but at the end I get an arg must be string not ...
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Clipping object of class LAS with polygon shapefile using lidR?

I want to make a simple clip with my .las 3D-Pointcloud. Therefor I use the lasclip() function. Import .las: lidar <- readLAS("~/data.las") lidar gives me class : LAS (LASF v1.2) memory ...
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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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numpy array to GTiff using rasterio without source raster

I have a numpy array that represents rasterized data from a LiDAR point cloud. For example: import numpy as np import rasterio arr = np.random.randint(5, size = (100, 100)) I know information about ...
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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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access r.in.lidar through pyGIS console [duplicate]

How can I access the r.in.lidar algo with the pyqgis console? i tried to import processing and algolist but r.in.liad under the GRASS GIS algo does not get listed. Also Checked the options iunder ...
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Georeferencing terrestrial LiDAR point cloud?

Recently I took a Faro Focus terrestrial laser scanner to a forested area and collected multiple scans for 12 fixed radius plots. Each plot had 5 GPS points collected within it in hopes to ...
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Correcting merged LiDAR DEM with outliers in inner edges?

I've created a DEM from LiDAR data. After combining all the files, I could see that there are some problems through the tile borders. This is an screen focused in one of the cross section of 4 files ...
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Why such a large difference between overlapping LiDAR DEM values?

Background: Using Arc Desktop 10.5.1, I have been tasked with mosaicking two adjacent LiDAR rasters (I'll call them A and B). They were flown, processed and supplied under contract by different ...
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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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Fixing spikes in DSM from LiDAR?

I have a DSM derived from drone LiDAR that I want to use as a base to drape imagery and, paired with a DTM, as a basis for estimating canopy height/volume. Unfortunately, the DSM has has many "spikes"...
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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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Displaying LiDAR data with too many points in ArcMap?

I have imported LiDAR data into ArcMap in the shape of a Las DataSet with twelve .las files (contains over 100 million data points). I believe the file itself is working properly. However, no points ...
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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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Locating outliers in LAS Dataset with ArcGIS?

According to the statistics and symbology of my LASD I have outliers. See below: How can I locate them in ArcGIS 10.x and do further analysis with them? I cannot query the dataset or select point? So ...
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Setting GroundFilter parameters for low density point clouds?

I'd like to use the function GroundFilter on my dataset. However, the manual says that the default values of the parameters used by this function (g parameter, w parameter) are related to a high ...
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Visualizing LiDAR data in a detailed footprint of rooftops with ArcGIS

For the last couple of weeks, I have been doing a research for making a detailed footprint with LiDAR data. The detailed footprint is needed for visualizing a 3D model. With a detailed footprint I ...
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Installing LAStools in QGIS 3.0?

I don't know how to install LAStools in QGIS 3.0. In QGIS 2.18, you can incorporate it as a provider in Processing -> Options-> Tools for LiDAR data (for example: Installing LAStools in QGIS 2.4?). ...
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Cropping bridge raster and merge it to overlapping DEM?

I am working with an existing DEM of a river and its surrounding area in QGIS (actually a virtual raster from four separate DEM TIF tiles). My goal is to add a bridge's profile to the DEM. I have a ...