LiDAR Quickstart

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to ingest a LAS file as 3D TileDB sparse array with PDAL

  • How to slice LiDAR data natively from a TileDB array

  • How to visualize the sliced data.

  • How to run SQL queries on LiDAR data directly from TileDB

We will use the well known Autzen point cloud dataset.

Running on TileDB Cloud

You can preview this tutorial as TileDB Cloud notebook (no login is needed). You can also easily launch it within the TileDB Cloud UI console, but you will need to sign up / login to do so.

Running on your own client

You can run all the commands of this notebook in your own client. The only changes required are:

  1. Install the TileDB Cloud client

  2. Log in using the TileDB Cloud client before running any notebook command

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