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NAME

       txt2las - converts LIDAR data from ASCII format into LAS representation

SYNOPSIS

       txt2las [-h | -parse tsxyz lidar.txt | -parse txyzar lidar.txt.gz lidar.laz | -parse xyz
               [-scale 0.02 ] -i lidar.txt -o lidar.laz | -parse xyzsst [-verbose] [-scale 0.05]
               lidar.txt | -parse xsysz [-xyz_scale 0.02 0.02 0.01] lidar.txt ]

DESCRIPTION

       txt2las  converts  LIDAR  data from a standard ASCII format into the more efficient binary
       LAS representation.

OPTIONS

       -h     produce help message

       -parse arg
              Parsing Flags

              The '-parse tsxyz' flag specifies how to interpret each line of the ASCII file.

              For example, 'tsxyzssa' means that the first number is the gpstime, the next number
              should  be skipped, the next three numbers are the x, y, and z coordinate, the next
              two should be skipped, and the next number is the scan angle.

              The other supported entries are:

              · i - intensity

              · n - number of returns of given pulse

              · r - number of return

              · c - classification

              · u - user data

              · p - point source ID

              · e - edge of flight line flag

              · d - direction of scan flag.

       -scale arg
              Scale

              The '-scale 0.02' flag specifies the quantization.

              The default value of 0.01 means that the smallest increment two between coordinates
              is 0.01.

              If  measurements  are  in  meters this corresponds to centimeter accuracy, which is
              commonly considered sufficient for LIDAR data.

       -i arg input LAS file.

       -o arg output text file.

       -xyz_offset 500000 2000000 0

       -xyz_scale 0.02 0.02 0.01

       -file_creation 67 2003

       -system_identifier "Airborne One Leica 50,000 Hz"

       -generating_software "TerraScan"

EXAMPLE

       Simple conversion to text file

       $ txt2las -i lidar.las -o lidar.txt -parse xyz

       converts LAS file to ASCII and places the x, y, and z coordinate of each point at the 1st,
       2nd, and 3rd entry of each line.  The entries are separated by a space.

       $ txt2las -i lidar.taxyz -o lidar.las -parse ssxyz

       converts  ASCII  file and uses the 3rd, 4th, and 5th entry of each line as the x, y, and z
       coordinate of each point.

       $ txt2las -i lidar.txt.gz -o lidar.las -parse txyzsa

       converts a gzipped ASCII file and uses the 1st entry of each line as  the  gps  time,  the
       3rd,  4th, and 5th entry as the x, y, and z coordinate of each point, and the 6th entry as
       the scan angle

                                         16 February 2019                              txt2las(1)