The DBSCAN filter performs Density-Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise (DBSCAN) [Ester1996] and labels each point with its associated cluster ID. Points that do not belong to a cluster are given a Cluster ID of -1. The remaining clusters are labeled as integers starting from 0.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

New in version 2.1.





The minimum cluster size min_points should be greater than or equal to the number of dimensions (e.g., X, Y, and Z) plus one. As a rule of thumb, two times the number of dimensions is often used. [Default: 6]


The epsilon parameter can be estimated from a k-distance graph (for k = min_points minus one). eps defines the Euclidean distance that will be used when searching for neighbors. [Default: 1.0]


Comma-separated string indicating dimensions to use for clustering. [Default: X,Y,Z]


An expression that limits points passed to a filter. Points that don’t pass the expression skip the stage but are available to subsequent stages in a pipeline. [Default: no filtering]


A strategy for merging points skipped by a ‘where’ option when running in standard mode. If true, the skipped points are added to the first point view returned by the skipped filter. If false, skipped points are placed in their own point view. If auto, skipped points are merged into the returned point view provided that only one point view is returned and it has the same point count as it did when the filter was run. [Default: auto]