Downloads:

5,793

Downloads of v 2019.09.27:

21

Last Update:

9/28/2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Martin Isenburg

Tags:

LAStools LiDAR LASzip geology mapping

LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing

2019.09.27 | Updated: 9/28/2019

Downloads:

5,793

Downloads of v 2019.09.27:

21

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Martin Isenburg

LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.09.27

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Details

To install LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade lastools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade lastools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure lastools installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: lastools
    state: present
    version: 2019.09.27
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'lastools' do
  action    :install
  version  '2019.09.27'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: lastools,
    Version: 2019.09.27,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller lastools
{
   Name     = 'lastools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2019.09.27'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'lastools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2019.09.27',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install lastools version="2019.09.27" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/28/2019.

Description

LAStools is a collection of highly efficient, batch-scriptable, multicore command line tools. It includes tools to classify, tile, convert, filter, raster, triangulate, contour, clip, and polygonize LiDAR data (to name just a few functions). All of the tools can also be run via a native GUI and are available as a LiDAR processing toolboxes for ArcGIS versions 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, or 10.3, for QGIS versions 1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, or 2.10, and for ERDAS IMAGINE versions 14.0 and 15.1.

LAStools is the fastest and most memory efficient solution for batch-scripted multi-core LiDAR processing and can turn billions of LiDAR points into useful products at blazing speeds and with low memory requirements.

Included in LAStools is the open-source LiDAR compressor, LASzip, which is the de facto industry standard for compressed LiDAR.

License note

There are TWO parts to LAStools. One part is OPEN source (LGPL 2.1). The other part is CLOSED source and requires licensing for most commercial or government use. For education and evaluation purposes you can use and test LAStools as much as you need to.


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'  # stop on all errors

$url      = 'https://lastools.github.io/download/LAStools.zip'
$CheckSum = '0b8fbe4b28a5ad8bd1c17f4ce18c6bda805b6619c5d326cf68e103df5f9dac92'

$ZipArgs = @{
   PackageName   = 'lastools'
   Url           = $url
   Checksum      = $CheckSum
   ChecksumType  = 'sha256'
   UnzipLocation = Split-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
}

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @ZipArgs

$exes = Get-ChildItem $ZipArgs.UnzipLocation -filter *.exe -Recurse |select -ExpandProperty fullname
$txts = Get-ChildItem $ZipArgs.UnzipLocation -filter *.txt -Recurse |select -ExpandProperty fullname

foreach ($exe in $exes) {
   if ($txts -notcontains ($exe.trim('.exe') + '_README.txt')) {
      New-Item "$exe.ignore" -Type file -Force | Out-Null
   }
}

$GUI = (Get-ChildItem $ZipArgs.UnzipLocation -filter lastool.exe -Recurse).fullname
New-Item "$GUI.gui" -Type file -Force | Out-Null

$ShortcutArgs = @{
   ShortcutFilePath = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'LASTool.lnk'
   TargetPath = $GUI
}

Install-ChocolateyShortcut @ShortcutArgs
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$packageName = 'lastools'

$shortcut = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'LAStool.lnk'
if (Test-Path $shortcut) {
    Write-Verbose 'Found the desktop shortcut. Deleting it...'
    Remove-Item $shortcut
}

# This avoids having to modify uninstall if the zip install file changes names
$installedZipFile = (Get-ChildItem $env:chocolateyPackageFolder -filter '*.zip.txt').name.trim('.txt')

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage  $packageName $installedZipFile

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.08.12 34 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.07.28 30 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.06.25 38 Saturday, June 29, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.06.04 34 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.05.07 40 Thursday, May 16, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.04.17 33 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.04.04 46 Monday, April 8, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.03.21 37 Saturday, March 23, 2019 Approved
LAStools software suite for LiDAR processing 2019.03.06 39 Saturday, March 16, 2019 Approved

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