las2ogr(1) convert LAS file to data source using OGR


las2ogr [-h | -i <infile> -o <outfile> -t <format> | -formats]


las2ogr converts LAS file to data source using OGR drivers available from GDAL/OGR package. This utility is useful to translate cloud of points collected by LiDAR sensors to vectors for easier data exchange and processing.


print usage information
-i >infile>
input ASPRS LAS file
-o >outfile>
output file
-f >format>
OGR format for output file
list supported OGR formats


Shows how to convert LAS file to ESRI Shapefile with POINT geometry type:

$ las2ogr -i mydata.las -o points.shp -f "ESRI Shapefile"