Point cloud data is similar to vector point data, but optimized for the large data collection volume produced my modern data collection devices where a cloud of points are used to capture three dimensional structures, and processing chains are tailored to work with the billions of points.
PDAL provides point cloud data translation workflows, providing a common API freeing you from worrying about the many different data collection formats. PDAL provides the greatest selection of point cloud format drivers.
To unlock the power of PDAL:
- Command line tools are provided
- Python processing is supported using Numpy
- Developers are provided with a direct C++ API
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