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PDAL is an open source command line application for point cloud translations and processing.


PDAL is available in the following versions:

  • 2.4.1 in geoconda-3.10.6 module


Using pdal

PDAL and pdal Python library are included in the geoconda module and can be loaded with

module load geoconda

You can test if pdal loaded successfully with following

pdal --help

Examples for using PDAL in Puhti.

License and acknowledgement

PDAL is licensed with the BSD open source license. The full licence can be found here

Please acknowledge CSC and Geoportti in your publications, it is important for project continuation and funding reports. As an example, you can write "The authors wish to thank CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (Geoportti, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513) for computational resources and support".


Last update: October 10, 2022