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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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Coarse Woody Debris extraction

I created very high dense point cloud of some forest plots using terrestrial laser scanner. Then removed points above 1.3 meter to see the coarse woody debris (Fallen dead trees). Attached is the ...
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PDAL Filter output is same as input file

I've applied SOR filter using PDAL python.Below is the code snippet of the same, json = """ { "pipeline":[ "D:/Lidar_collect_3/output/output_1.las", { "type":"filters....
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Zooming to coordinates upon start up using Potree?

I am using the latest version of Potree (the version last updated 27/08/2018). I have converted my source LAZ data into Potree compatible LAZ tiles (using PotreeConverter.exe). I have huge amounts ...
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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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Performing kNN between two 3D sets of points (pointclouds)

I have two overlapping pointclouds, for this example I take the first 10, A[0:10] and B[0:10]. They are stored as tuples, [(x, y, z),...]. I want to compare the two based on their nearest x,y,z ...
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Is it possible to edit a dimension's data type from pdal?

I'm working in a viewer based in potree with entwine, and i want to have HeightAboveGround (HAG) as a additional information, without replace Z in the LAS data. The target is to show the elevation and ...
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How to georeference point cloud data that was no spatial information?

I'm working on a project right now that the final goal is to compare two DTMs of a glacier surface from different years to visualize the change over time of the glacial surface. The first DTM was ...
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Timestamp mismatch in the data recorded by Vlp16 with Ublox-M8T

Currently, I am working on Velodyne vlp16, for which I recently added UbloxEVK-M8T support. The setup is working fine but when I record the data from VeloView, the GPS timestamp is showing incorrect ...
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Removing noise from point cloud with lidR package

I have unclassified Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) point cloud data which has some noise. Is there a function in the lidR package which can be used to remove noise?
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Point cloud/image comparison?

I used MATLAB software to classify point cloud data into 3 classes; (1) main; (2) protrusion and (3) recess. In MATLAB I assigned a distinctive color to each class to differentiate between classes (...
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Non-constant transformation of photogrammetric point clouds in R?

I have a process which attempts to register two forested point clouds using CloudCompare's Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm. Often times, warping (especially in the vertical direction) occurs ...
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QGIS: Placing points relative to a specific coordinate

I have some delimited-text point data that is encoded as X,Y positions relative to a given coordinate. So, for example, 1 5 represents a point 1 meter east, five meters north of the origin coordinate. ...
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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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How to filter point cloud by flightline in R?

The lidR package in R provides a way to mark individual points in a point cloud with a flightline ID by using lasflightline(). From the documentation: Retrieve each individual flightline by ...
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Get all points from pointcloud where pointcloud is new Potree.PointCloudOctree(geometry)

I use potree to view my model I want to get list of all points in pointcloud to add event to each point depending on its index. Can I get list of all points without using measurement tools? Potree....
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Volume calculation of CSV file

I have a CSV file with point cloud data of a terrain. How do I use QGIS to calculate the volume of the terrain? I tried using SAGA tool, natural neighbour, then use raster volume calculation. However,...
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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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Why ground model from point cloud in Global Mapper is inaccurate?

I have a LAS file that I assumed was based on LiDAR, but it is actually based on ADS (airborne digital sensor) imagery, according to the body that captured the data. I load the file in to Global ...
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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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Automatically Recognised Targets for Combined Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry

I'm currently performing an engineering honours thesis on terrestrial photogrammetry and laser scanning in Archaeology. Both methods will be used to document a single location first and analysis will ...
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using GRASS on a .ply file

I have a point cloud (.ply format) that I got after using Structure from motion techniques (with MicMac). I would like to calculate its volume with r.report in GRASS. Will r.report work on a ply file? ...
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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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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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Viewing a small pointcloud in QGIS 3.0 3D Viewer

I have a pointcloud in postgis, imported using pdal pipeline and chipper to 600 points per patch. I have the pointcloud (only 5000 points) displayed in QGIS. How do I get QGIS to render in in 3D in ...
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Point data grouping based on location + huge dataset in QGIS

I need community help to solve my puzzle. I have one huge dataset of points that represent places where a set of trucks stopped. Points go to the database if the reported speed of a truck was 0. The ...
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'Regular Points' vector layer in Bonn

I've downloaded the bonn version of QGIS. Using the 'regular points' vector analysis tool, I've set some 5m regular points over a field so that I can use the x,y coordinates to plot them and measure ...
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Colorize a point cloud in a web page based on a scalar field?

The issue: I have a a PLY point cloud file computed from a photogrammetric acquisition that has been processed in CloudCompare. The header look like: ply format binary_little_endian 1.0 ...
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Display and manage (CRUD) point cloud in (Geo)Django 2

I would like to use GeoDjango to Geolocate the place I will scan. Would start to 3D scans with a DIY lidar based on Arduino/Rpi. So far no worries. Then, The Goal is to save x,y,z as input in ...
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How to create a dense pointcloud of trees in ArcGIS?

I'm having a large dataset of forest polygons and would like to scatter individual tree locations over these areas. Here is how I have done this so far: In "Create Random Points" number of points has ...
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Cropping a point cloud with PDAL also strips it off

Description of the problem: When cropping a .ply point cloud using PDAL pipeline: { "pipeline":[ "input.ply", { "type":"filters.crop", "bounds":"([52435....
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Vertical 3D Point Cloud visualisation [duplicate]

Not LIDAR data. I have a file with x,y,z,c in a csv I want a 3D representation of the points, with colour defined by c The data is vertical profiles. Any idea?
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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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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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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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Editing LiDAR point cloud to remove noise/outliers present below and above ground?

I have "dirty" LiDAR data containing first and last returns and also inevitably errors under and over the surface level. (screenshot) I have SAGA, QGIS, ESRI and FME at hand, but no real method. What ...
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Open source approach to classifying and removing LiDAR points from overlapping scans?

The attached screenshot shows a LiDAR point cloud with significant overlapping scans. This point cloud tile is part of the MN statewide LiDAR dataset which has 25% scan overlap and 1.5 NPS. For many ...
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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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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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Transform point cloud from ENU (east, north, up) to LLA (lat, long, alt)

I am having point cloud (xyz) in ENU format. I need a pipeline to convert all the points in the point cloud to geocentric LLA (lat, long, alt) coordinates. Is there any tool using which I can achieve ...
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Raw point cloud data to GIS format [duplicate]

I am trying to create 3D maps. I have raw 3D point cloud data but unable to convert it to any GIS data format such as GeoJSON. How should I store 3D information in GeoJSON format?
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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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How to incorporate stdmetrics in gridmetrics function?

I am attempting to feed the lidR gridmetrics function a list of metrics. I can generate the list of metrics within a function (following this example): myMetrics = function(z, i) { metrics = list( ...
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Which formula could I use to increase the vertical exaggeration of a pointcloud?

I have a pointcloud of a very flat area! I would like to exaggerate the Z values in the same way software visualisations do - e.g ArcScene My method would be to create a raster DEM from the ...
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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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PDAL: Argument references invalid/unused stage: 'filters.voxelgrid'

I am running into an error when running pdal translate on Mac OS High Sierra: PDAL: Argument references invalid/unused stage: 'filters.voxelgrid'. This is the command I am using based on a PDAL ...
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Batch ENVI IDL PointCloudFeatureExtraction results in unprocessed areas [closed]

I have an IDL-ENVI code to batch PointCloudFeatureExtraction for lidar tiles across a large area, however, when run, the output results in lower areas of each tile as "unprocessed". So my question is ...
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How to define the path which I surveyed 4 times?

I did a kinematic survey of a path. I automatically collected data with GPS every second while I was walking on the path (walking speed is not constant). I did 8 repetitions on the same path. Now I ...
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Which type of point cloud is more accurate: from airborne LiDAR or aerial photos?

I have been offered two types of point cloud for my 3D Project. The data will be used by the environmental agency in various projects e.g. flood-risk analysis, dyke conservation, and nature ...
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Finding tree canopy width using PDAL?

I want to classify (and separate) houses from trees (high vegetation) in point cloud data using PDAL. I use height filter for this purpose. Our high Vegetation lies in the range between 5 and 10 ...
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3d model to point cloud

Excepting FME, is there a way to convert 3d model to point cloud?