Lidar Compression/Decompression

MICRODEM currently only uses uncompressed LAS files.

There are two incompatible tools for lidar point cloud compression, which thankfully do not share the same file extension.  If you are a little fish in the ESRI ecosystem and have to stay with their data, the ESRI tool makes some sense.  Otherwise, go with LAStools or which is open source and in much wider use.

 Tools submenu of the file menu has a Compress/Decompress  option

Last revised 5/30/2021