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Useful Links

This page lists software and web pages that you may find useful. Obviously plenty of other software exists and may be useful, but these are some of the ones we know of and have found useful.




  • LAG Github page for our in-house LiDAR viewer
  • LASTools Toolbox for processing of LiDAR data (open source and commercial components, source available from GitHub)
  • Laspy A Python library for working with LAS files
  • OPALS Software for processing discrete and full waveform LiDAR data (commercial, academic licenses available)
  • SPDLib Open source library for storing and processing discrete and full waveform LiDAR data. Supports reading/writing LAS and ASCII files.
  • SPD 3D Points Viewer Tool for 3D visualisation of LiDAR data in SPD format.
  • Fleurdelas An open-source IDL reader/writer for LAS files
  • LibLAS C/C++ library for reading/writing LAS files (largely replaced with LASlib from LAStools and laspy)
  • plasio Online LAS file viewer (source code)
  • Lidarview Another online LAS file viewer
  • fugroviewer LiDAR viewer (requires registration)
  • fityk curve fitting tool (useful for full waveform LiDAR data). Free for version 0.9.8 and older.





  • APL Github page for our in-house hyperspectral processing code
  • ATCOR Program for atmospheric correction of spectral remote sensing data
  • TuiView (ARSF Fork) Open source geospatial image viewer, supports viewing spectral profiles and opening zipped bil files (as provided with ARSF deliveries). ARSF fork can also read level1b files. Original version available from here


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  • ENVI Commercial geospatial image viewer.
  • GDAL Geospatial Data Abstraction Library. An open source library for reading/writing common raster formats. Also provides a number of command line utilities for converting file formats, reprojecting data, creating mosaics etc.
  • GRASS Open source GIS (powerful and full featured, but with a steep learning curve).
  • QGIS Open source GIS package, latest version provides interface to GRASS tools.
  • OSGeo4W Windows installation package for a number of open source remote sensing and GIS software packages (including GDAL, GRASS and QGIS).
  • PROJ4 cartographic projections library useful for re-projecting point data but can be difficult to use.