reads LIDAR data in the LAS format and computes statistics that tell us whether the precision “advertised” in the header is really in the data. Often I find that the scaling factors of a LAS/LAZ file is miss-leading because they make it appear as if there was much more precisionContinue Reading

This tool probes the elevation of the LIDAR for a given x and y location and reports it to a text file or to stdout. The tool reads LIDAR in LAS/LAZ/ASCII format, triangulates the relevant points into a TIN. For classified data sets containing a mix of ground and vegetation/buildingContinue Reading

Transforms LiDAR from ellipsoidal to orthometric elevations using a grid in format that is usually provided by the national survey and expresses the vertical differences between some geoidal model and some elliptical model of the earth. By default the conversion is from ellipsoidal elevations to geoidal (or orthometric) elevations. IfContinue Reading

Converts from points from ESRI’s Shapefile to LAS/LAZ/ASCIIformat given the input contains Points or MultiPoints (thatis any of the shape types 1,11,21,8,18,28). See README file for details.Continue Reading

At INTERGEO 2017 in Berlin, rapidlasso GmbH – the makers of the popular LiDAR processing software LAStools – were awarded top honors in both of the categories they had been nominated for: most innovative software and most innovative startup. The third award for most innovative hardware went to Leica Geosystems for the BLK360 terrestrial scanner. The annual Wichman Innovation Awards have been partContinue Reading