How to process lidar data
Free software to process lidar data
Point cloud processing software
VRMesh is an advanced 3D point cloud and mesh processing software tool.
It works as a plugin for microstaton and is suitable for both TLS and airborne lidar.
3. GRASS GIS
Has some good modules for processing and handling LiDAR data.
” a collection of highly-efficient, scriptable tools with multi-core batching that process LAS, compressed LAZ, Terrasolid BIN, ESRI Shapefiles, and ASCII.”
5. FME Desktop
” ability to take a point cloud that has no color information on it, and overlay it into an orthophoto to produce a colorized point cloud”
Add-on to ArcGIS
a powerful and solid open source option developed by the USDA Forest Service to analyze and visualize LiDAR data.
identifying tree canopy and creating DSM’s from Lidar data