[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2732: Read lidar data as vector points using PDAL

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Wed Aug 29 12:57:23 PDT 2018

On 8/29/18 8:30 PM, Stefan Blumentrath wrote:
> BTW, anyone aware of Debian/Ubuntu packages for laz-perf?

It has the same issue as LASzip, see:

It also contains the FastAC code.

> Arch Linux seems to have one (at least in community repo)...
> It does not seem part of pdal in UbuntuGIS or Debian GIS either...

As long as the FastAC license issue is not resolved, neither LASzip nor
laz-perf (or any other implementation using the FastAC code) can be
included in DebianGIS and by extension Ubuntu(GIS).

> Having a package would make laz-perf even more attractive and increase availability and usage of that tool quite a bit...
> But maybe it is not mature enough?

No, license issues spoil the fun.

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