[OSGeo-Discuss] las spec doubt

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Thu Oct 31 08:24:08 PDT 2013

On Oct 31, 2013, at 2:38 AM, andrea antonello <andrea.antonello at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone, I hope this is not OT.
> I wanted to ask a short advice on a las file content problem.
> I wanted to get a short comment about how GPS Week Time is seen in the
> las format.
> Let's assume the las file format is prior to 1.2, so no encoding
> information is available to open possibility for adjusted gps time.
> In that case, is it so that the Gps Week Time is just the seconds in
> the week, without any information about the week?
> I was under the assumption that the format of GPS Week Time would be
> "week.time" as content of the double, hence giving a full timestamp
> information.
> I can't find a document exactly specifying this, the las specs just
> state: "GPS Time: The GPS time is the double floating point time tag
> value at which the point was acquired."
> It is interesting, since I often found the header's date not being
> accurate (and seems to reflect the file modification date), making it
> impossible for me to define a unique timestamp.
> Thanks for any comment, or link to docs.

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