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A point cloud is an unstructured set of points, each defined by x,y,z co-ordinates.

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Georeferencing LIDAR scans in CloudCompare?

I've got several LiDAR scans in local coordinates (point cloud with an arbitrary 0,0 as origin) that I would like to reference to real world coordinates. I've tried to Align the scan in CloudCompare ...
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Interpolating specific area on point cloud in QGIS

I am making a heightmap and am trying to interpolate a specific area on a point cloud in QGIS. I have found some ways of using GRASS to interpolate using the attribute table. The problem is that the ...
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How can I create a 16bit PNG heightmap in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS or any GIS software. I have been using a totalstation to measure a hillside and I am trying to convert the point cloud to a 16bit png heightmap that I can use in Unreal Engine 4. I ...
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Subtracting two point clouds?

I have two point clouds (PCs): (i) PC-A (i.e. Reference PC or ground truth) and (ii) PC-B (i.e. Bare-Earth PC obtained through filtering) I want to subtract PC-B from PC-A to calculate commission ...
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Seeking open source point cloud software? [closed]

Just acquired a Geoslam Zeb-Revo for scanning our stockpiles and wondered if there was another option to process point cloud data?
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Algorithm or command line tool to decimate point cloud of terrain points?

I need to take a larger (more dense) than needed list of lidar survey points (longitude, latitude, and elevation) for terrain definition and decimate it based on a 2 dimensional grid. The idea would ...
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Cutting a hole out of a LAS file to omit that area?

I have a LAS dataset of a forest stand and a chunk of it has been recently clearcut. I would like to update the LAS to reflect this so I can model the area but showing the clearcut hole in the canopy....
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QGIS: Extract rows of grape vines from inter-row vegetation using a 3D point cloud

I have some multi spectral imagery (raster data) from a UAV of vineyards in Victoria, as well as corresponding 3D point cloud (also raster) of the vineyard topography, based off ultrasonic sensing, ...
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Creating measure tool that can be used on 3D model on ArcGIS Online? [closed]

I have a 3D-Point cloud model of a rock formation that I want to upload onto ArcGIS Online. Is there a way to create a tool for the web user to determine distance across the surface of the model, ...
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Resampling point cloud data using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on point cloud data, but do not know how to re-sample the point cloud by equally spacing them vertically and horizontally. If possible in this direction can anyone via ArcGIS DEsktop ...
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Manually editing a LiDAR cloud to remove non ground points

I've recently been tasked with cleaning up a LiDAR file of a river where I need to remove trees, shrubs and power lines that run right across the river. I was looking into LAStools but it has a limit ...
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Drone that generates a point cloud from photography

I read this in a trade magazine today, ​“Esri has just released the Drone2Map for ArcGIS app, which transforms high-resolution drone imagery into ready-to-use aerial data in the GIS platform. ...
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Can't normalize LiDAR point cloud with lasheight and -replace z (LAStools)

When I try to use lasheight with -replace z to normalize the point cloud, the height of points are changed (destroyed heights; see pictures below). Without using -replace z everything is ok, but the ...
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Assigning class codes for LAS files? [duplicate]

I have LAS files with code 0 - never classified. I have no other classes other than this. How do I assign class codes for my LAS file?
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Intersect raster or laz (pointcloud) with vector polygons [closed]

I am a vector trained GIS person and wish to add the value of a pointcloud to my vector data. A friend of mine suggested cloudcompare but said it was also possible using my beloved QGIS. I work with ...
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How to generate DTM from point cloud data? [duplicate]

I have point cloud data obtained from drone. I need to generate DTM out of it. How can I generate and I checked options in ArcGIS and QGIS. I was not able to find any.Could anyone suggest a method to ...
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Creating photogrametric point cloud of an object from distributed photographs, here: Making accurate 3D model of building using UAV imagery?

Is there a way of creating a photogrametric point cloud from a set of densly distributed photographs of an object? Application: I am trying to investigate if creating a 3D model (point cloud) of the ...
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Can targets placed on the facades of a building be used to increase the accuracy of a point cloud of a building generated from Drone/UAV/UAS imagery?

Can targets (used for registering point clouds) mounted on a building be used to increase the accuracy of a point cloud generated from UAV imagery?
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Flipped (Y-axis) Raster from point cloud

I have been working on a project where I need to create rasters from irregularly spaced point clouds. I am resampling my point clouds to a regular 0.25 cm grid using a nearest neighbor method ...
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Measuring volume using DSM instead of point clouds in Pix4D

I've go a point cloud generated in the Pix4D software from about 90 aerial images. I am trying to measure piles of coal and have found that using the volume measuring tool on the point cloud model ...
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PDAL: Couldn't create filter stage of type 'filters.voxelgrid'

I have the following PDAL pipeline: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> <Pipeline version="1.0"> <Writer type="writers.pgpointcloud"> <Option name="...
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Thinning large LiDAR point cloud?

I have a large point cloud (LAS file) and I am trying to thin this using a complex technique. I know it is possible to thin a point cloud using simple techniques such as extracting every nth point. ...
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Viewing point clouds in bpf format?

Is there any software that can be used to view point clouds in bpf format? My preference is for free software that has low-learning curve for quick visualizations. Currently, I convert bpf to las ...
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GeoReference XYZ point cloud

I am looking for help. I have done a little bit of geo-registration of images with QGIS. But now, I have been handed some LIDAR data in PCD format (basically x,y,z), But it is not geo-referenced. I ...
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Generating DEMs from point clouds and differencing them?

I have two point clouds obtained via structure from motion (ground photos of sand-dunes + Visual SfM/Agisoft Photoscan). If I wanted to generate a DEM from these point clouds and difference them to ...
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Help with PDAL install on windows [closed]

I am trying to install PDAL from github according to the following instructions: Clone into a source directory: git clone https://github.com/PDAL/PDAL PDAL Make a build directory: mkdir PDAL-build ...
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PDAL removes color attribute from LiDAR point cloud?

I am trying pdal to perform a ground filtering on a point cloud (las file) with colors. I use the pcl option and this tutorial Identifying ground returns using ProgressiveMorphologicalFilter ...
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Why aren't there LiDAR records in some black and white parts of the scene?

This is the actual scene: This is the corresponding LiDAR scene: The LiDAR data is from xyz file. The questions are: Why are there no points for the dark squares on the checkerboard as well as the ...
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Getting points from a particular section of point cloud data [closed]

I have a las file and I'm trying to analyze it using ArcGIS/ArcPy. Are there any built-in functions that I can use (maybe using a tool or las data property) to isolate a chunk of points? I want to be ...
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ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint Mac/OSX alternative

Is there an alternative to the ArcGIS Raster To Multipoint tool for Macs? The VIP thinning method is particularly of use. A comparative point cloud thinning/simplification tool to this would just as ...
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3d model to point cloud

Excepting FME, is there a way to convert 3d model to point cloud?
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Open-source reader of Leica C10 terrestrial LiDAR proprietary file format

I have a Leica C10 terrestrial LiDAR (laser scanner) system. The system creates and stores point cloud data in a proprietary .bin file. Currently I have to use Leica's proprietary LiDAR software, ...
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Removing coincident points with z values greater than minimum [duplicate]

I am trying to run a spline interpolation on some terrestrial LiDAR data, but it keeps failing (I'm getting error 010235 - returned error from spline process and error 010067 - error executing grid ...