|Date||Tool Name||Tool Type||Keywords||Rating|
|19 Nov 2010||LViz: 3D LiDAR Visualization Tool
Description: LViz is a tool designed for 3D visualization of LiDAR point cloud and interpolated data, the tool offers import of LiDAR point cloud data (delimited text file) or interpolated surfaces (in ascii or arc ascii grid formats). LViz also offers texture mapping and user control over display settings such as data and background color. LViz was originally written for visualization of outputs from the GEON LiDAR Workflow system and is designed to run on Windows platforms. Although originally conceived for the 3D visualization of LiDAR data, LViz can be used to view any 3D point cloud data such as seismicity or gravity.
|Visualization||point cloud, lidar, viz, ascii||
|6 May 2012||LAStools
Description: LAStools are a collection of highly-efficient, batch scriptable, multi-core command line tools for processing LiDAR that is built upon LASlib (with LASzip).
|Software Suite||filtering, clipping, reprojecting, compression, classification, DSM, DTM, TIN, contours, bare-earth||
|18 Feb 2013||Optimized Pit Removal
Description: ArcGIS (version 10.1) geoprocessing script tools for removing pits (or sinks) from Digital Elevation Models using a combination of cut and fill. This alternative to the standard Fill tool provides more realistic flow paths with less required manual adjustment. Ideal for high-resolution datasets such as LiDAR.
The tool also allows users to mark specific depressions to be left unmodified by setting the lowest cell to have a value of No Data. This feature can be used to establish reservoirs as well as known drainage features such as storm sewer inlets.
Also contains a C++ executable that can be run via command line inputs independent of ArcGIS, and which operates on ASCII grid files.
|DEM Analysis||Pit Removal, Sink Removal, Fill, Cut, Hydrologic Conditioning, Flow Direction, Flow Accumulation||
|25 Nov 2014||PointCloudViz Free Edition
Description: PointCloudViz is a free 3D LiDAR display and processing tool supporting input LAS, LAZ and ASCII formats. It provides very interactive visualization and attribute symbology without data size limits, as well as single or multiple orthoimage draping and grid DEM export.
LiDAR data can be imported from multiple files, and also multiple processed datasets can be displayed simultaneously.
PointCloudViz FE is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Version 2.0 includes linear measurement and information tools, Web Map Service image draping and connection to Mirage's Web LiDAR server.
|Visualization, DEM generation||3D, LiDAR, DEM, orthoimage, WMS, LiDAR server||