R package for Airborne LiDAR Data Manipulation and Visualization for Forestry Applications
The lidR package provides functions to read and write
.laz files, plot a point cloud, compute metrics using an area-based approach, compute digital canopy models, thin lidar data, manage a catalog of datasets, automatically extract ground inventories, process a set of tiles in multicore, individual tree segmentation, classify data from geographic data, and provides other tools to manipulate LiDAR data.
Development of the lidR package between 2015 and 2017 was made possible thanks to the financial support of the AWARE project (NSERC CRDPJ 462973-14); grantee Prof Nicholas Coops.
Please contact the author for bug reports or feature requests (on github, preferably). I enjoy implementing new features!
devtools::install_github("Jean-Romain/rlas", dependencies=TRUE) devtools::install_github("Jean-Romain/lidR", dependencies=TRUE)
To install the package from github make sure you have a working development environment.
Xcodefrom the Mac App Store.
See changelogs on NEW.md