wget for downloading boatloads of data

My current project to create a complete dataset of airborne LiDAR data for Ohio and Pennsylvania has been teaching me some simple, albeit really powerful tricks. We’ll just discuss one today — recursive use of wget. This allows us to download entire trees of web sites to mirror, or in our case download all the data. Additionally, wget works on ftp trees as well, with … Continue reading wget for downloading boatloads of data

PDAL and point cloud height

PDAL now has the capacity to calculate heights from your point cloud data. With pre-classified LiDAR data, this means you can do this pretty easily: A problem you might have is you may not have all the wonderful PDAL goodness built and installed. So you might get something like this: An easy way around this is to let docker do all the work. Once the … Continue reading PDAL and point cloud height