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LAStools: Converting, Viewing, and Compressing LIDAR Data in LAS Format
Entry ID: lastools

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Summary
Abstract: LAStools: Converting, Viewing, and Compressing LIDAR Data in LAS Format is a powerful, free set of command line utilities for converting, viewing, compressing, and performing other processing tasks for LIDAR data in LAS format. Many of the tools require that they be executed from the command line and are initially less user friendly since they lack a graphical user interface (GUI). However, once comfortable with these tools you will hopefully see how powerful they can be. In order to manage large dataset or batch process data, these tools could be scripted to semi-automate processing.
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Description: Using free and/or open source tools to build workflows to manipulate and process LiDAR data: LAStools.
Service Citation
Originators: Martin Isenburg and Jonathan Shewchuk
Title: LAStools: Converting, Viewing, and Compressing LIDAR Data in LAS Format
Provider: Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
URL: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~isenburg/lastools/
Service Keywords
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >TRANSFORMATION/CONVERSION Parameter Definition
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >DATA COMPRESSION Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
Ancillary Keywords
Data Management
Command Line
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Service Provider
UNC-CHAPEL_HILL/DCS > Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.cs.unc.edu/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: UNC-CH COMPUTER SCIENCE
Phone: 919-962-1700
Fax: 919-962-1799
Email: info at cs.unc.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Computer Science
The University of North Carolina
Campus Box 3175, Sitterson Hall
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27599-3175
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
UNC-CH COMPUTER SCIENCE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 919-962-1700
Fax: 919-962-1799
Email: info at cs.unc.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Computer Science
The University of North Carolina
Campus Box 3175, Sitterson Hall
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27599-3175
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Martin Isenburg, Yuanxin Liu, Jonathan Shewchuk, Jack Snoeyink, Tim Thirion, Generating Raster DEM from Mass Points via TIN Streaming, GIScience'06 Conference Proceedings, pages 186-198, September 2006.
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-11-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-11-03
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