PDAL contains consists of a single application, called
are run by invoking the
pdal application along with a command name:
$ pdal info myfile.las $ pdal translate input.las output.las $ pdal pipeline --stdin < pipeline.json
Help for each command can be retrieved via the
--help switch. The
--options switches can tell you more about particular
drivers and their options:
$ pdal info --help $ pdal --drivers $ pdal --options writers.las
All commands support the following options:
--developer-debug Enable developer debug (don't trap exceptions). --label A string to use as a process label. --driver Name of driver to use to override that inferred from file type.
Additional driver-specific options may be specified by using a namespace-prefixed option name. For example, it is possible to set the LAS day of year at translation time with the following option:
$ pdal translate \ --writers.las.creation_doy="42" \ input.las \ output.las
Driver-specific options can be identified using the
pdal <command> --help invocation.