We announce the release of LAStools@Linux. Please read the following instructions carefully to complete the installation. Download Download the binaries from https://downloads.rapidlasso.de/lastools.tar.gz and unzip the package. Docker script To build your environment you need to provide some dependent external libraries. We didn’t create a universal docker but share a dockerContinue Reading

Install While QGIS is probably the most popular free open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) software widely used in the geospatial industry and education, LAStools is probably the fastest and most efficient point cloud data processing software for LiDAR datasets. Therefore, it is useful to bring these powerful software components together.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on the following tasks: New GUI LAStools is a fundamental element regarding LiDAR data processing, but the GUI is outdated.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

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