[Qgis-developer] Lidar data into QGIS

A Huarte ahuarte47 at yahoo.es
Wed Jan 29 05:11:42 PST 2014

I agree, 

can be our target ?


> De: Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com>
>Para: A Huarte <ahuarte47 at yahoo.es> 
>CC: "cavallini at faunalia.it" <cavallini at faunalia.it>; Etienne Tourigny <etourigny.dev at gmail.com>; qgis-developer <qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org> 
>Enviado: Miércoles 29 de enero de 2014 14:04
>Asunto: Re: [Qgis-developer] Lidar data into QGIS
>On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM, A Huarte <ahuarte47 at yahoo.es> wrote:
>> yes, it can be implemented on renderer level (Martin Dobias propose it) or
>> on featureiterator level similar to current simplification classes for line
>> and polygons
>Personally I do not think we can treat lidar data like with ordinary
>vector layer. Using vector layer for point clouds seems like trying to
>represent raster data as vector layer with square polygon per raster
>cell - it is possible, but very sub-optimal. Also, lots of
>functionality in vector layers does not make much sense for point
>clouds. I believe the right approach would be to create a new type of
>map layer and handle everything there. For a proof of concept, it
>could be a new "plugin" layer type.
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