Questions tagged [lidar-full-waveform]

For questions relating to the nature or processing of full-waveform LiDAR data. Use this tag together with the 'lidar' tag.

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What unit of measurement is rxwaveform from the GEDI L1B dataset in?

Rxwaveform is listed in GEDI's data level product L1B's data dictionary as "The corrected receive (RX) waveforms. Use rx_sample_count and rx_sample_start_index to identify the location of each ...
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Convert hdf5 LiDAR data (from GEDI) to LAS or LAZ

I downloaded GEDI LiDAR data in hdf5 format. How can I open this file or convert it to the standard LAS format (point cloud)? When I tried opening the hdf file with QGIS and I got the following ...
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How to identify understorey forest structure using airborne full waveform lidar data? [closed]

I am learning how to use lidar to study forest structures, but I cannot find any methodology on how to map understory trees. It is for a school project where I am mapping forest developmental phases ...
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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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Converting waveform LiDAR to discrete return format, in R?

I have an LVIS waveform LiDAR file which looks like this: head(lidar) V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 V7 V8 V9 [1,] 529437.4 ...
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Processing full-waveform LiDAR?

Does anyone know of a good software package for processing full-waveform lidar? Also, does anyone know of a good tutorial on processing full-waveform lidar?