Writers consume data provided by Readers. Some writers can consume any dimension type, while others only understand fixed dimension names.
PDAL predefined dimension names can be found in the dimension registry: Dimensions
write Apache Arrow Feather- or Parquet-formatted files
write BPF version 3 files. BPF is an NGA specification for point cloud data.
COPC, or Cloud Optimized Point Cloud, is an LAZ 1.4 file stored as a clustered octree.
Write a buffer in Google Draco format
Append additional dimensions to Entwine resources.
Write data in the E57 format.
Write TerraSolid FBI format
Write mesh output in the Adobe FBX format.
Create a raster from a point cloud using an interpolation algorithm.
Write mesh data in GLTF format. Point clouds without meshes cannot be written.
Write ASPRS LAS versions 1.0 - 1.4 formatted data. LAZ support is also available if enabled at compile-time.
Write MATLAB .mat files. The output has a single array struct.
Write LAS and LAZ point cloud data, wrapped in a NITF 2.1 file.
Provides a sink for points in a pipeline. It’s the same as sending pipeline output to /dev/null.
Write a point cloud as a set of OGR points/multipoints
Write PCD-formatted files in the ASCII, binary, or compressed format.
Write to a PostgreSQL database that has the PostgreSQL Pointcloud extension enabled.
Write points as PLY vertices. Can also emit a mesh as a set of faces.
Writes rasters using GDAL. Rasters must be created using a PDAL filter.
Write data in the SBET format.
Write points in a text file. GeoJSON and CSV formats are supported.
Write points into a TileDB database.