Hands on descriptions and tutorials for using lidR
lidR is an R package for manipulating and visualizating airborne laser scanning (ALS) data with an emphasis on forestry applications. The package is entirely open source and is integrated within the geospatial R ecosytem (i.e. raster, sp, sf, rgdal etc.). This guide has been written to help both the ALS novice, as well as seasoned point cloud processing veterans. Key functionality of lidR includes functions to:
The current release version of lidR can be found on CRAN and the source code is hosted on GitHub.
Development of the lidR package between 2015 and 2018 was made possible thanks to the financial support of the AWARE project NSERC CRDPJ 462973-14; grantee Prof. Nicholas C. Coops.
Development of the lidR package between 2018 and 2020 was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs of Québec.
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This book was created to provide hands on descriptions and tutorials for using lidR and is not the formal package documentation. The comprehensive package documentation is shipped with the package.