writers.text

The text writer writes out to a text file. This is useful for debugging or getting smaller files into an easily parseable format. The text writer supports both GeoJSON and CSV output.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

Streamable Stage

This stage supports streaming operations

Example

{
  "pipeline":[
    {
      "type":"readers.las",
      "filename":"inputfile.las"
    },
    {
      "type":"writers.text",
      "format":"geojson",
      "order":"X,Y,Z",
      "keep_unspecified":"false",
      "filename":"outputfile.txt"
    }
  ]
}

Options

filename
File to write to, or “STDOUT” to write to standard out [Required]
format
Output format to use. One of “geojson” or “csv”. [Default: csv]
order
Comma-separated list of dimension names, giving the desired column order in the output file, for example “X,Y,Z,Red,Green,Blue”. [Default: none]
keep_unspecified
Should we output any fields that are not specified in the dimension order? [Default: true]
jscallback
When producing GeoJSON, the callback allows you to wrap the data in a function, so the output can be evaluated in a <script> tag.
quote_header
When producing CSV, should the column header named by quoted? [Default: true]
newline
When producing CSV, what newline character should be used? (For Windows, “\r\n” is common.) [Default: \n]
delimiter
When producing CSV, what character to use as a delimiter? [Default: ,]