Lidar Compression

MICRODEM 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 http://www.laszip.org/ which is open source and in much wider use.

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


Last revision 9/27/2018