Questions tagged [lidar]

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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Accessing raw data from LAZ file in Python with Open Source software?

Is there anyway to access raw "LAZ" (not LAS) datasets in Python? I was trying to with ArcPy (I'd prefer not too), but it doesn't seem able to access LAZ. I'd prefer to work with the raw LAZ file and ...
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Running LAStools on QGIS 2.8: “missing dependency. lastools folder is not configured”

To be honest I'm not sure how to run LAStools from within QGIS 2.8. I'm trying to learn by experimentation. QGIS shows all the LAStools in the toolbox If I double click on a LAStool in the toolbox I ...
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What LiDAR processing tools are available in Python?

I have been using FUSION and the command line FUSION Lidar Toolkit (LTK) to process LiDAR data. A broad Google search ("Lidar Python") yielded libLAS and pyLAS as Python LiDAR libraries, however, ...
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Choosing LiDAR tiles with vector data using LAStools?

So the problem is that I have a huge amount of LiDAR tiles (in .laz format), but need only part of them that are within the borders of the city. When I load all the tiles to LASTools, I have ...
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Removing pixel values below 0 in Digital Elevation Model in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I made a DEM layer from a .las file (LiDAR). How can I remove the black area which contains negative values? Is it possible to set these values equal zero or null?
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Parallel optimization for query over LiDAR dataset

I'm using PostGIS + pointcloud to store a huge dataset of LiDAR point (2M patches of 600points) I query this database to obtain the altimetic profile between two points. At the moment I have a huge ...
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Combing multiple LAS files with different vertical and horizontal accuracy?

The data set in question was made using .las and .zlas files from respectable sources. Data set 1 was collected in the Fall of 2014. The RAW flight line swath data was processed to create classified ...
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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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LIDAR scans of the same location give very different values [closed]

In QGIS, I have a number of LIDAR scans of the same geographic location over a number of years. The actual values in the .asc files differ markedly (see image). Do the different value ranges for the ...
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LAS dataset to raster: 'no spatial reference exists'?

I am trying to make a DEM from my LAS dataset and I am using LAS Dataset to Raster tool in Conversion Tools. But I am getting the following error: No Spatial Reference exists. The table was ...
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LiDAR first and lastreturns eCognition [closed]

Recently I downloaded the new version of eCognition Developer. I remember that before when processing LiDAR data by using algorithms it is pretty easy to generate LiDAR first and last returns. ...
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error: Compression support not enabled in liblas configuration

I am using liblas 1.8.1 and laszip 3.1.1 on Mac OS High Sierra. Both were installed using brew install <package>. I am looking to get information from a laz file using the following command: ...
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Converting a .lasd (Lidar) coordinate system?

How can one change a coordinate system for a .lasd (Lidar) dataset? The file is currently in UTM_Zone_15N and I am trying to convert it to IL_East.
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Deleting anomalous points in *.lasd using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop. I have a raw .las file that I have brought into an ArcGIS .lasd file format. The raw data has several anomalous points; i.e. the maximum elevation for any point ...
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FUSION's PolyClipData creates corrupt LAS file?

I am trying to learn LASPY and am following a tutorial. I got an error when starting up using: import laspy infile = laspy.file.File("./laspytest/data/simple.las", mode="r") where I got a storage ...
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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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Constructing a function to pass to lidR::grid_metrics

I am attempting to write an R function, as part of a package, that takes a lidar tile (LAS object) and a vector of cut-points defining vertical layers, and returns a RasterStack where each layer has a ...
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PDAL works in Windows command but not in OSGeo4WShell?

I want to import a pointcloud into a PostGIS database. AFAIK you accomplish this with PDAL which comes with OSGeo4W. I was following this tutorial: OSGeo4W LiDAR tutorial and also this tutorial PDAL....
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Extracting Road Terrain Properties using DEM / LIDAR

I want to extract following road terrain data from DEM but I'm not sure if its possible. Can i extract these attributes using LIDAR if not DEM ? These are the data fields I need: Horizontal curve ...
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Optimizing workflow for FUSION's PolyClipData?

I have multiple large LiDAR datasets (.laz) from different areas, where I need to extract buildings. I have prepared a shapefile containing a buffer around the buildings I care about, and are using ...
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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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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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Using iterator for lasd files in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am trying to use model builder to create a number of DEMs from LiDAR point clouds. To do so, I need to filter the point clouds for ground points only and then convert the points to raster. In the ...
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Strange Pattern in LIDAR derived DSM raster

I produced a DSM raster from LIDAR data for eastern Kentucky. There are strange lines from southwest to northeast. Do you have any idea what those might be? I generated the DSM raster with both first ...
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Merging more than 9 input files with lasmerge?

Is there a possibility to feed more than 9 LAS files to lasmerge tool? The user interface only allows 9 LAS files from LAStools toolboxes in QGIS or ArcGIS, but at liblas.org it’s described as there ...
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QGIS 2.14.1 LAStools install error: “wrong value for parameter 'Msys folder'…”

I went to step 4 from How to install LAStools toolbox in QGIS guide and extracted LAStools to my C drive and just made the folder there. I can't do step 8 because it seems to already be in "advanced ...
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Converting LiDAR files from LAZ to LAS format

I'm trying to convert LiDAR files from the LAZ format (the compressed version) into LAS (the uncompressed version) using LASzip software. However, I am not really sure how it works. I created a new ...
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Why did Esri create .zlas compressed LiDAR files instead of adopting .laz?

I am talking about the Esri Optimized LAS file format for compressed LiDAR files (.zlas). While the uncompressed format (.las) from ASPRS was adopted by practically the entire Remote Sensing and GIS ...
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Digitize objects in a LiDAR point cloud?

I am working with LiDAR point cloud data of road networks. The goal is to digitize all visible objects like hydrants, streets, sidewalks. My input data is available in LAS or ASCII format. My first ...
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Getting buildings multipatch from LiDAR data without 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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Reprojecting LiDAR data with libLAS error: “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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Saving LAZ files to different location from input (LAS) files? [duplicate]

All of the command line examples I'm seeing show how to create LAZ files in the same folder as the LAS files, e.g.: C:\Folder\tools>laszip F:\Folder\LAS_points\*.las Unfortunately, I don't have ...
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Removing las2dem streaks from raster DEM?

I've created a series of DEM files using the las2dem tool from LAStools; however since I don't have a licensed version they have black streaks running across them. Does anyone know a good method for ...
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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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Clipping from a tiled LAS dataset with LASTools (for ArcGIS)

I have huge amounts of lidar data stored as tiled datasets per project. The "tiles" are separate LAS files based on our national map sheet setup (800 by 600 meter). To keep an overview of the data I ...
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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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Seeking point cloud (LiDAR) data? [closed]

Is there any freely available pointcloud data? I'm especially interested in dense clouds of small areas(5m to 100m radius) but anything else would be fine too. I've found that these pages have ...
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Generating seamless contours across tiles from TIN/LiDAR data?

I have both TINs and LiDAR data for an entire county, divided into a grid of multiple tiles. I want to generate contours from this data at 2 foot intervals, using ArcGIS 10.5. I decided to do this ...
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LiDAR returns over water bodies?

I have obtained LiDAR data from my environmental agency in order to obtain the relative heights of each watercourse station. A far as I know, LiDAR signals do not get returned over water bodies. ...
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How to repair and clean contours from high data resolution (lidar)?

I'm unsuccessfully trying to make a bathymetric map with contours extracted from Lidar data at 1 m resolution. The extracted contours have a lot of artifacts like dangles and islands. First I used ...
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Extract manhole covers from ground LiDAR

I am wondering if anyone has come up with an automated or semi-automated workflow for extracting manhole covers from LiDAR data in ArcGIS? I was thinking about looking at the change in elevation ...
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Extract linear features (roads) from DEM

I have a 1x1meter DEM and the original LiDAR point cloud. I need to create a vector feature with roads. Are there any tools in ArcGIS to do this? Or any ideas for the algorithms to try to do this in R ...
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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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Classifying LiDAR ground points using laspy?

I have a classified LiDAR point cloud (.las) with misclassifications. The walls of steep surfaces that should be ground (class 2) have been misclassified as vegetation (classes 3, 4, 5). I am ...
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Cleaning blocks pattern from urban LIDAR (blocks uplifted from streets)

We have a 1-meter LIDAR DEM from a city. A small subset can be downloaded from this link: This screenshot shows raw DEM with gray palette (darker belts are streets, and greyish and whitish ...
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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 ...