|Date||Tool Name||Tool Type||Keywords||Rating|
|8 Mar 2011||BCAL LiDAR Tools
Description: BCAL LiDAR Tools are open-source tools developed by Idaho State University, Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL). These tools can be used for processing, analyzing and visualizing LiDAR data. They are written in IDL programming language and is intended to be used as add-on in the ENVI remote sensing software package.
|Software Suite||lidar, visualization, filtering, value-added products||
|13 Aug 2011||Point Cloud Library (PCL
Description: The Point Cloud Library (or PCL) is a large scale, open project for point cloud processing.
The PCL framework contains numerous state-of-the art algorithms including filtering, feature estimation, surface reconstruction, registration, model fitting and segmentation.
PCL is released under the terms of the BSD license and is open source software. It is free for commercial and research use. The project is financially supported by multiple companies, including: Willow Garage, NVidia, Google, and Toyota
|Point Cloud Analysis||point clouds, visualization, processing, segmentation, filtering, feature estimation, registration||
|6 May 2012||LAStools
Description: LAStools are a collection of highly-efficient, batch scriptable, multi-core command line tools for processing LiDAR that is built upon LASlib (with LASzip).
|Software Suite||filtering, clipping, reprojecting, compression, classification, DSM, DTM, TIN, contours, bare-earth||
|4 Sep 2014||GeoNet
Description: Computational tool for the automatic extraction of channel networks and channel heads from high resolution topography
|DEM Analysis||channel heads, channel networks, nonlinear filtering, geodesic curves, curvature analysis||
|4 Aug 2015||FUSION
Description: The FUSION/LDV analysis and visualization system consists of two main programs, FUSION and LDV (LIDAR data viewer), and a collection of task-specific command line programs. The primary interface, provided by FUSION, consists of a graphical display window and a control window. The FUSION display presents all project data using a 2D display typical of geographic information systems. It supports a variety of data types and formats including shapefiles, images, digital terrain models, canopy surface models, and LIDAR return data. LDV provides the 3D visualization environment for the examination and measurement of spatially-explicit data subsets. Command line programs provide specific analysis and data processing capabilities designed to make FUSION suitable for processing large LIDAR acquisitions.
Command line utilities and processing programs, called the FUSION LIDAR Toolkit or FUSION-LTK, provide extensive processing capabilities including bare-earth point filtering, surface fitting, data conversion, and quality assessment for large LIDAR acquisitions. These programs are designed to run from a command prompt or using batch programs.
FUSION runs on all current versions of Windows and has been successfully used on LINUX systems using WINE. The FUSION/LDV visualization system is GUI based. The command line tools require the use of batch files to be most effective.
|Visualization, Point Cloud Analysis, DEM generation, DEM Analysis, Software Suite||LIDAR, visualization, processing||