[GRASS-user] Importing LiDAR data - tools missing

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 22:42:34 PDT 2021

Hello Frank,
old LAS reading tools were based on libLAS. Nowadays libLAS is not
included in most of modern distributions and thus any GRASS tools
depending on libLAS are disabled at compilation time.

There is a work in progress to move LAS reading to PDAL for GRASS 8.
v.in.pdal is already in the master branch, but r.in.pdal still needs
some work (mainly just LAS info printing).

If you are comfortable with compiling GRASS from source and need
r.in.pdal, you can get it from this PR:

If you are comfortable with C++, you are welcome to contribute missing
bits to speed up inclusion of r.in.pdal into upcoming GRASS version.

All best,

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