The LAS file format was designed to store discrete returns from lidar surveys in an efficient binary data structure, but over time, it has also been used to store point clouds from sources other than lidar. LAS files can be converted between different LAS file versions, point record formats, and compression types. It can also be exported to a raster to generate a surface model or an image from either the lidar intensity or the red-green-blue values associated with each point.
Converts LAS files between different compression methods, file versions, and point record formats.
Creates a raster using elevation, intensity, or RGB values stored in the lidar points referenced by the LAS dataset.