The range filter applies rudimentary filtering to the input point cloud based on a set of criteria on the given dimensions.

Pipeline Example

This example passes through all points whose Z value is in the range [0,100] and whose classification equals 2 (corresponding to ground in LAS).


Command-line Example

The equivalent pipeline invoked via the PDAL translate command would be

$ pdal translate -i input.las -o filtered.las -f range --filters.range.limits="Z[0:100],Classification[2:2]"



A comma-separated list of Ranges. If more than one range is specified for a dimension, the criteria are treated as being logically ORed together. Ranges for different dimensions are treated as being logically ANDed.


Classification[1:2], Red[1:50], Blue[25:75], Red[75:255], Classification[6:7]

This specification will select points that have the classification of 1, 2, 6 or 7 and have a blue value or 25-75 and have a red value of 1-50 or 75-255. In this case, all values are inclusive.