RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems Announces Enhanced LAS support for its Processing Software RiProcess

Horn, Austria 28 September 2012: RIEGL today announced the support of LAS 1.4 and the enhanced LAS export functionality in RiProcess.

RIEGL is putting a lot of efforts in the development and production of high performance instruments to deliver first class point cloud data. Due to the latest technical evolution in online waveform processing and full waveform analysis, RIEGL V-Line and Q-Line instruments are providing not only the geometry information but also a range of additional target echo attributes, which are useful for further post processing of the datasets. With the new possibilities of LAS 1.4 release, we see a unique opportunity to make value added point clouds accessible to a large user community.

Therefore we are pleased to announce the support of Variable Length Records "Extra Bytes" in all supported versions of the LAS file formats in RiProcess starting with release 1.5.6.

Additional information available for RIEGL LAS Exports

For Q-line instruments the calibrated amplitude reading will be provided in addition to the intensity value for improved point cloud interpretation and classification. Furthermore the pulse width parameter, which can be interpreted as a confidence indicator of the target echo, is written to the LAS file as well.

For the V-line instruments the calibrated amplitude and the reflectance will be available for enhanced point cloud interpretation. One result of the online waveform processing is the Pulse Shape Deviation. It is a reliable confidence indicator of each measurement which has many uses such as a filter parameter for extracting vertical walls in airborne LiDAR datasets.

For detailed descriptions of the implementation follow the link to the whitepaper available for download on our website: http://www.riegl.com/media-events/single-news/article/las-14-support-las-extrabytes-implementation-in-iriegli-software/


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