Supported point file formats

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Supported point file formats

Supported point file formats

TerraScan has built-in support for the following point file formats:

T = text file format

R = read files

B = binary file format

W = write files

NAME

TYPE

CONTENT

FASTBINARY

B

R/W

TerraScan FastBinary (FBI).

SCAN8

B

R/W

TerraScan binary with 8 bit line numbers (BIN).

SCAN16

B

R/W

TerraScan binary with 16 bit line numbers (BIN).

TOPEYE

B

R

TopEye binary (DTE) with geocentric coordinates.

EARTHDATA

B

R/W

EarthData binary (EBN or EEBN).

LEICA

B

R

Leica-Helava binary (LDI).

LAS

B

R/W

Industry standard format, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4*

LAS

B

R

Industry standard format, version 1.3

LAZ

B

R/W

Compressed LAS format, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

PTS

T

R

Leica PTS format.

XYZ

T

R/W

Easting Northing Elevation

CXYZ

T

R/W

Class Easting Northing Elevation

XYZI

T

R/W

Easting Northing Elevation Intensity

CXYZI

T

R/W

Class Easting Northing Elevation Intensity

PXYZI

T

R

Pulse number Easting Northing Elevation Intensity

XYZXYZII

T

R

East1 North1 Elev1 East2 North2 Elev2 Intensity1 Intensity2

TXYZXYZII

T

R

Time East1 North1 Elev1 East2 North2 Elev2 Intensity1 Intensity2

TXYZI

T

R

Time Easting Northing Elevation Intensity

XYZIXYZI

T

R

East1 North1 Elev1 Intensity1 East2 North2 Elev2 Intensity2

TXYZIXYZI

T

R

Time East1 North1 Elev1 Intensity1 East2 North2 Elev2 Intensity2

Grass Sites

T

W

 

XYZdZ

T

W

Easting Northing Elevation Elevation difference to a surface

IdXYZ

T

W

Index Easting Northing Elevation

IdXYZP

T

W

Index Easting Northing Elevation Pulse number

In some dialogs, E is used instead of X and N is used instead of Y in order to refer to the easting and northing coordinates, respectively.

*LAS 1.4 limitations:

does not store coordinate system information

Binary file formats can be used to store point cloud data in TerraScan projects. More information about formats and their capabilities of storing attributes for points can be found in the description of project creation.