This tool is the “swiss-army knife” of LiDAR file processing. It can convert, filter, transform, subset, repair, scale, translate, zero, clamp, compress, initialize, … LAS or LAZ files in numerous ways. This tool is 100% open source LGPL. For more details see the README file.Continue Reading

Background The documentation of LAStools has grown steadily in recent years. At the moment there are 3 sources available: reference info in the *_readme.txt files the blogs on www.rapidlasso.com and www.rapidlasso.de our LAStools google group https://groups.google.com/g/lastools The reference information in the readme files has not always been updated for changesContinue Reading

There are several Geoinformatics / LiDAR events we join this year. Be there to meet the LAStools experts of rapidlasso. 10.-11. Mai 2022, Lindau, Germany: International 3D-Forum – http://www.3d-forum.li 13.-16. September 2022, Stuttgart, Germany:Advancement in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics58 th Photogrammetric Week – https://phowo.ifp.uni-stuttgart.de 18.-20. October 2022, Essen, GermanyIntergeoContinue Reading

So far, LAStools could already read PTX files. These contain a small header including a rotation/transformation matrix. LAStools read the matrix and stored it in a VLR of the LAS/LAZ result – but without using the header. Now, LAStools supports PTX import and is able to convert the data throughContinue Reading

Beside maintenance and customer support, LAStools will certainly need some updates and further development to remain competitive. We are currently working on the following tasks: New GUI LAStools is a fundamental element regarding LiDAR data processing, but the GUI is outdated. Young professionals require a more intuitive operation. Visualizing cloudContinue Reading

Changes in this Revision: Bugfix in LAStrack Unfortunately there was a bug in LAStrack: The extra_byte output probably was never correct. This bug is fixed now. Also take care about the range of the output values: The extra_bytes parameters without “precise” will cover a maximum range of ~655 meters. SeeContinue Reading

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Get an overview about not all but the most popular LAStools with this 2 PDF files. A table with all products and a short description you find here. Below a listing of all tools one by one.Continue Reading

ArcGIS LAStools toolbox for LiDAR processing In recent days more and more users are discovering the LAStools toolbox that adds powerful LiDAR processing capabilities to ArcGIS versions 9.3, 10.0, 10.2, and 10.2 allowing you to exploit your LiDAR data in the most sophisticated manner through the familiar toolbox interface (see imagesContinue Reading

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This tutorials should help to get an easy start into LAStools. Videos There are a lot of videos about LAStools. This is a list of the most recomended ones. LiDAR processing with LAStools in the Canary islands UNB Fredericton workshop on LiDAR Processing with LAStools LASindex – simple spatial indexingContinue Reading

An open source effort for a vendor-neutral exchange format for geo-referenced full waveform LiDAR called PulseWaves. The format is similar to the ASPRS LAS standard, but instead of storing discrete returns, it stores geo-referenced laser pulses and those parts of the outgoing and returning waveforms that were digitized. The source codeContinue Reading