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,Continue 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

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

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on the following tasks: New GUI LAStools is a fundamental element regarding LiDAR data processing, but the GUI is outdated.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

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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