Redesign of LAStools error handling

Release note for version 240510: The redesign of the error handling may require customization of scripts using LAStools. Background: The reasons for error messages can be minor (e.g. a tool argument is not in the correct range). However, especially when working in batch mode, it is crucial that errors in the process are reliably detected […]

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‘Malware alerts’ when starting LAStools or laslook on Windows

Sometimes Windows refuses to start a program. This may be caused by Windows‘ internal security mechanism or by external virus scanners installed by users to protect their computers against viruses, malware programs, serious damage or theft of data. The Microsoft Windows operating system tries to prevent programs from randomly starting that appear suspicious, (e.g., if

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LAStools @linux

LAStools runs on Windows and Linux. This article describes the features and installation of LAStools for Linux. Features All binaries are 64bit.Multicore (-cores) is supported.BLAST is not available right now on Linux.The „-gui“ option is not available because most users run LAStools@Linux on the command line for batch processing. Installation Download the binaries via a

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As an input take, for example, a LAS/LAZ/TXT file and a SHP/TXT file with oneor many polylines (e.g. powerlines).This feature modifies points within a certain distance of those polylines.There are two separate options for running point selection; you can either: Affected points can be classified, clipped, or flaged. The input SHP/TXT file must contain clean

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„laslook“ available for download

The new GUI wrapper for LAStools, „laslook“, is now available for download. Documentation For a quick startup guide we recommend the laslook introduction video. If you can’t view the video in your browser you watch the youtube version. Installation The installation is carried out via a setup programme.After the installation, only the path to LAStools

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