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PCL (Point Cloud Library) is a standalone, large scale, open project for 2D/3D image and point cloud processing.


PCL is available in Puhti with following versions:

  • 1.9.1

PCL has been compiled with Boost, Eigen, FLANN and Qhull

If you have a need for an updated version, please contact us at


PCL is included in the pcl module and can be loaded with

module load pcl

You can see all available binaries with the command

ls /appl/soft/geo/pcl/1.9.1/bin

License and citing

PCL is released under the terms of the BSD license, and thus free for commercial and research use.

In your publications please acknowledge also oGIIR and CSC, for example β€œThe authors wish to acknowledge for computational resources CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (oGIIR, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513).”


Last edited Tue Feb 2 2021