[OSGeoLive] LAS libraries are going away

Vicky Vergara vicky at erosion.dev
Mon Apr 10 17:35:11 PDT 2023

Hi, I think on wednesday we have a meeting, maybe you can join and explain
the problem there?

On Wed, Apr 5, 2023 at 12:52 AM Pierre Abbat <phma at bezitopo.org> wrote:

> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?archive=both;src=cloudcompare
> LASzip and PDAL are still in Jammy, but will be removed from Bookworm. The
> next version of Ubuntu after Bookworm is released will presumably not have
> them either. I have written code that reads and writes LAS files, up to
> version
> 1.4 (editions of 1.4 have increased the set of classes of points, which
> I've
> tried to keep up with). Would anyone be willing to help me with the
> following?
> *Finding a specification of the LAZ format, or if there is none, reverse-
> engineering the format and writing a specification so that I can write
> code.
> Wolkenbase, the program I wrote the LAS writing code for, reads LAS files
> in
> random access; this may not be possible in a compressed LAZ file.
> *Writing code to read and write waveform data. I have no LAS files with
> waveform data, and they are not important to what I'm doing.
> *Turning the code into a library that other programs can use. I've written
> a
> few C++ libraries, but none that, as far as I know, are used by someone
> else's
> code.
> Pierre
> --
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> The darfs had smibbed, the lutt was thale, and the pilter had nothing
> snave.
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