PDAL - Point Data Abstraction Library

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PDAL is a C++ BSD library for translating and manipulating point cloud data. It is very much like the GDAL library which handles raster and vector data. See Readers and Writers for data formats PDAL supports, and see Filters for filtering operations that you can apply with PDAL.

In addition to the library code, PDAL provides a suite of command-line applications that users can conveniently use to process, filter, translate, and query point cloud data. See Applications for more information.

The entire website is available as a single PDF at http://pdal.io/PDAL.pdf




PDAL 1.4.0 has been released. Visit Download to obtain a copy of the source code, or follow the Quickstart to get going in a hurry with Docker.

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