Writers

Writers consume data provided by Readers. Some writers can consume any dimension type, while others only understand fixed dimension names.

Note

PDAL predefined dimension names can be found in the dimension registry: Dimensions

writers.bpf

Write BPF version 3 files. BPF is an NGA specification for point cloud data.

writers.ept_addon

Append additional dimensions to Entwine resources.

writers.e57

Write data in the E57 format.

writers.gdal

Create a raster from a point cloud using an interpolation algorithm.

writers.gltf

Write mesh data in GLTF format. Point clouds without meshes cannot be written.

writers.las

Write ASPRS LAS versions 1.0 - 1.4 formatted data. LAZ support is also available if enabled at compile-time.

writers.matlab

Write MATLAB .mat files. The output has a single array struct.

writers.nitf

Write LAS and LAZ point cloud data, wrapped in a NITF 2.1 file.

writers.null

Provides a sink for points in a pipeline. It’s the same as sending pipeline output to /dev/null.

writers.ogr

Write a point cloud as a set of OGR points/multipoints

writers.pcd

Write PCD-formatted files in the ASCII, binary, or compressed format.

writers.pgpointcloud

Write to a PostgreSQL database that has the PostgreSQL Pointcloud extension enabled.

writers.ply

Write points as PLY vertices. Can also emit a mesh as a set of faces.

writers.raster

Writes rasters using GDAL. Rasters must be created using a PDAL filter.

writers.sbet

Write data in the SBET format.

writers.sqlite

Write point cloud data in a scheme that matches the approach used in the PostgreSQL Pointcloud and OCI readers.

writers.text

Write points in a text file. GeoJSON and CSV formats are supported.

writers.tiledb

Write points into a TileDB database.