A collection of scripts developed by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Airborne Research Facility Data Analysis Node (NERC-ARF-DAN; formerly ARSF) for generating DEMs from point clouds.
Through command line tools or Python functions the ARSF DEM Scripts provide a common interface to generate DSMs or DTMs from LAS files using GRASS, SPDLib, points2grid, FUSION or LAStools. When using SPDLib, FUSION or LAStools will classify ground returns to produce a DTM (note license required to produce a DTM using LAStools).
Additional utilities are available for manipulating DEMs (e.g., patching with a courser resolution DEM to fill in gaps) using GRASS.
Daniel Clewley, Stephen Goult, & Mark Warren. (2017). NERC-ARF DEM Scripts 0.2.2 [Software]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.322341
Help & Tutorial Info.
A tutorial is available from: https://github.com/pmlrsg/arsf_dem_scripts/blob/master/doc/source/tutorial_lidar.rst
The scripts are used as part of NERC-ARF training workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about training.