[Qgis-developer] Lidar data into QGIS
larrys at dakotacarto.com
Tue Jan 28 17:41:49 PST 2014
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>wrote:
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> Hi all.
> Lidar data in LAS format are increasingly widespread. Leaving aside all 3D
> frenzy, we
> would be interested in simply displaying them in QGIS, with their useful
> (classification and intensity), either with a native driver or through an
> library. All the licensing issues around libLAS/LSTools are a bit obscure
> to me, so I
> wonder if someone has already dealt with this.
> Any hint would be appreciated.
Have you looked into PDAL ? It is already in OSGeo4W 32-bit, though
apparently not in 64-bit yet . On the Mac side, it is already
available in the Homebrew package manager . It appears to be BSD
Not entirely sure of its full API, but seems to be an ideal candidate for a
Processing provider, yes?
While I am not a Lidar guru by any means, it looks like the JSON output
from PDAL  is also an input for three.js , e.g. Qgis2threejs PyQGIS
plugin. So that is fairly interesting... may be possible to load in a
clipped .las file and visualize your map canvas on it? That would be very
> Thanks in advance.
> All the best.
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> Paolo Cavallini - www.faunalia.eu
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