[GRASS-dev] Re: LiDAR LAS import

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 5 05:13:06 EDT 2011

Markus Metz wrote:
> Hi all,
> GRASS 7 has a new module v.in.lidar for importing LiDAR LAS files
> (*.las or *.laz). The LAS file format is commonly used for storing
> LiDAR point clouds, but is unfortunately not supported by OGR.
> v.in.lidar uses the libLAS library [0] and is only compiled if the
> libLAS library is present.

The equivalent r.in.lidar is now available in GRASS 7. It behaves
exactly like r.in.xyz, but takes LAS files as input.

Additionally, all bugs mentioned in the r.in.xyz manual should be
fixed in r.in.lidar and can easily be ported to r.in.xyz. In the
long(mid?)-term, r.in.xyz and r.in.lidar should be merged, as
described in the r.in.xyz TODO.

Markus M

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