community asks ESRI & ASPRS to keep LiDAR open

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community asks ESRI & ASPRS to keep LiDAR open

Post by lastools » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:41 pm

Hello from @rapidlasso,

The geospatial community has published an Open Letter asking stakeholders to avoid fragmentation in LiDAR storage standards, something the inappropriately named "Optimized LAS" format by ESRI is in the process of creating. If you care about this too, please sign the letter here:

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/LIDAR_Format_Letter

The story has been picked up by the IT press and numerous blogs such as:

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/402914,op ... plans.aspx
http://www.spatialsource.com.au/2015/04 ... ar-format/
http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/04/21 ... k-in-plans
http://blog.abs-cg.com/2015/04/lidar-fo ... atial.html
http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2 ... dards.html
http://www.northrivergeographic.com/arc ... and-things
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 15341.html
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 09710.html

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