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LiDAR Data Access

libLAS is a C/C++ library for reading and writing the very common LAS LiDAR format. The ASPRS LAS format is a sequential binary format used to store data from LiDAR sensors and by LiDAR processing software for data interchange and archival.

LiDAR Acquisition

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a form of high precision range detection much like a radar system that uses laser light as the electromagnetic emission. One of LiDAR systems’ products is a “point cloud” data product that can be conceptualized as a series of point measurements representing distance from the sensor to a returned emission. A common storage format for these point cloud data is ASPRS LAS format.

Core Features



Licence: BSD

Software Version: 1.8.1

Supported Platforms: Cross Platform C++ – Mac OS X, Windows (via OSGeo4W), and Linux

API Interfaces: C, C++, Python

Support: Communication and Support