The Points2Grid Utility is a simple tool for the generation of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LiDAR point cloud data. The Points2Grid Utility is a Windows application that utilizes the same local binning algorithm deployed in the OpenTopography LiDAR system to offer rapid generation of DEMs from large volumes of LiDAR point return data.
Kim, H., Arrowsmith, J R., Crosby, C.J., Jaeger-Frank, E., Nandigam, V., Memon, A., Conner, J., Badden, S.B., Baru, C., An Efficient Implementation of a Local Binning Algorithm for Digital Elevation Model Generation of LiDAR/ALSM Data, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abs G53C-0921, 2006
Help & Tutorial Info.
Instructions and Help PDF: http://lidar.asu.edu/downloads/GEON_Points2Grid_Instructions.pdf
Support Contact Info.
Chris Crosby, UNAVCO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A newer version of the Points2Grid code has been released. See: http://www.opentopography.org/index.php/resources/otforge/points2grid for more details. At present this open source code only compiles on Linux, Solaris, and Mac OSX.