So what can you do with that ASCII LIDAR data?

Published On: October 16, 2012


Unfortunately, much LIDAR data has been delivered in text format (American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII) rather than the rich binary LAS format. Many agencies now have disk drives of LIDAR, in ASCII format, on the shelf that accompanied more familiar LIDAR-derived products such as gridded Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and digital contour files. So is there value in these ASCII LIDAR files?

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