[OSGeo-Discuss] [Board] [Ica-osgeo-labs] The LAS format, the ASPRS, and the “LAZ clone” by ESRI

Michael Gerlek mpg at flaxen.com
Mon Mar 2 22:49:44 PST 2015

The ASPRS LAS committee has been roundly criticized in the past for not operating in an open, consensus-driven, transparent manner.

My personal feeling is that LAS - or any future lidar standard - is now too important a topic to be left to the ASPRS committee. The OGC model and the grass-roots, GeoJSON-style model both have their own pros and cons, admittedly, but at least with those two models you know where you stand.


> On Mar 3, 2015, at 1:13 AM, Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> wrote:
> With my mostly uninformed eyes in that topic, I don't know if OGC is the most 
> relevant organization in that matter. It seems that the ASPRS would be a more 
> natural host as it has already published the spec of the (uncompressed) LAS 
> format:
> http://www.asprs.org/Committee-General/LASer-LAS-File-Format-Exchange-
> Activities.html

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