New Plugin: LAStools for ArcGIS Pro

rapidlasso announces a new LAStools Plugin for ArcGIS Pro. So far, the toolbox worked in ArcMap. As ESRI plans to discontinue ArcMap and recommends users to migrate to ArcGIS Pro, the LAStools Plugin has been converted to ArcGIS Pro. For more information, please read the documentation.

Release of LAStools@Linux

We announce the release of LAStools@Linux. Please read the following instructions carefully to complete the installation. Download Download the binaries from 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 docker script (special thanks to Mark …

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LAStools as QGIS plugin

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. Therefore, the QGIS community and …

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LAStools@INTERGEO 2022! Visit rapidlasso’s booth C3.101/Hall 3 to meet our team and talk about LiDAR processing. Email to for free tickets. See you there!

New LAStools READMEs

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 and our LAStools google group The reference information in the readme files has not always been updated for changes andenhancements, so: some arguments/parameters were …

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LiDAR related events joined by rapidlasso

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 – 13.-16. September 2022, Stuttgart, Germany:Advancement in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics58 th Photogrammetric Week – 18.-20. October 2022, Essen, GermanyIntergeo – international geo-community fair – …

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Development and perspective

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 cloud points helps to understand about …

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