GvSIG, working with LIDAR files

image For some time has been implementing different applications to technology LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) which consists of remote measurement of the ground by means of a laser system. According to the existing information in DIELMO, currently the LiDAR airborne Is the most accurate technology for the generation of digital terrain models with 1 or 2m for spatial resolution of large extensions of terrain, with a height accuracy better than 15cm and performing a real XYZ measurement for each square meter.

In the recent days gvSIG was presented a free extension called DielmoOpenLiDAR that incorporates gvSIG the ability to manage and view LIDAR files in formats .las and .bin, always with the intention of not killing the computer resources, while being able to visualize at the same time large volumes (hundreds of GigaBytes) of raw LiDAR data (cloud of irregular points in LAS and BIN format) overlaid with other geographic data in gvSIG.

DielmoOpenLIDAR allows to apply automatic symbology according to height, intensity and classification from the frame of the view. Once the extension is installed, you can configure the point size according to pixels, so that when you are far away you will not see a spot and as you get closer you will see bigger ones.

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Thus image When loading new layers the required extension for LIDAR files can be activated.

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Classification according to height:

Here it shows this functionality, see how you can differentiate by height the tree from the building of the natural terrain according to the properties configured for symbolization.

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Classification according to intensity

The graph shows the same view, but classifying by intensity according to parameters defined by the user.

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This application was developed by DIELMO, from its page you can download extensions for different operating systems, user manual and source code.

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4 Replies to "GvSIG, working with LIDAR files"

  1. Hello, Gerardo
    as the paragraph says, "according to what the DIELMO page says," if you like you can read the original source that has it quite explained.

    Maybe one day we will dedicate a post to an exercise of these

  2. Hey there..

    I wanted to ask you or ask you to explain - if it is not nuisance - what exactly the phrase refers to:

    «... and making a real XYZ measurement for each square meter.»

    Thank you very much ..
    regards

    Gerardo

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