USA: QCoherent Software, provider of Limitless LiDAR software tools, announced the release of its free LiDAR viewer, LP Viewer. LP Viewer is able to load and visualise copious amounts of LiDAR data in the industry standardised LAS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 formats. Requiring a Windows operating system and a minimal hardware configuration, LP Viewer provides fast on-the-fly tinning, contouring, 3D, profile visualisations, and ease of operation. LP Viewer is installed with a Free LP360 Evaluation. The LP360 evaluation (including LP Viewer) can be downloaded from QCoherent Software’s web page: www.QCoherent.com.
According to Torin Haskell, QCoherent Software’s Director of Business Development, ‘One of the most frequent requests we have received is to provide a free viewer that has the ability to load massive quantities of data with the visualisation capabilities inherent in QCoherent software. LP Viewer accomplishes this and in so doing promotes the use of classified point clouds rather than the unfortunately all too common distribution model of creating and maintaining an assortment of stripped down derivative data. Often this is done primarily because of software limitations and an unfamiliarity with the value inherent in a full LiDAR point cloud. LP Viewer provides an ideal free tool to access the rich high-density point clouds being collected and delivered by today’s LiDAR service providers.’