PDAL’s community interacts through Mailing List, GitHub, Gitter and IRC. Please feel welcome to ask questions and participate in all of the venues. The Mailing List communication channel is for general questions, development discussion, and feedback. The GitHub communication channel is for development activities, bug reports, and testing. The IRC and Gitter channels are for real-time chat activities such as meetings and interactive debugging sessions.

Mailing List

Developers and users of PDAL participate on the PDAL mailing list. It is OK to ask questions about how to use PDAL, how to integrate PDAL into your own software, and report issues that you might have.


Please remember that an email to the PDAL list is going to 100s of individuals. Do your diligence the best you can on your question before asking, but don’t be afraid to ask. We won’t bite. Promise.


Visit to file issues you might be having with the software. GitHub is also where you can obtain a current development version of the software in the git revision control system. The PDAL project is eager to take contributions in all forms, and we welcome those who are willing to roll up their sleeves and start filing tickets, pushing code, generating builds, and answering questions.

See also

Development provides more information on how the PDAL software development activities operate.


Some PDAL developers are active on Gitter and you can use that mechanism for asking questions and interacting with the developers in a mode that is similar to IRC. Gitter uses your GitHub credentials for access, so you will need an account to get started.


Some PDAL developers are available via Keybase’s pdal chat. See for more details.


You can find some PDAL developers on IRC on #pdal at Freenode. This mechanism is usually reserved for active meetings and other outreach with the community. The Mailing List and GitHub avenues are going to be more productive communication channels in most situations.