The FaceRaster filter creates a raster from a point cloud using an algorithm based on an existing triangulation. Each raster cell is given a value that is an interpolation of the known values of the containing triangle. If the raster cell center is outside of the triangulation, it is assigned the nodata value. Use writers.raster to write the output.

The extent of the raster can be defined by using the origin_x, origin_y, width and height options. If these options aren’t provided the raster is sized to contain the input data.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

Basic Example

This pipeline reads the file autzen_trim.las and creates a raster based on a Delaunay trianguation of the points. It then creates a raster, interpolating values based on the vertices of the triangle that contains each raster cell center.

        "type": "filters.delaunay"
        "type": "filters.faceraster",
        "resolution": 2,
        "width": 500,
        "height": 500,
        "origin_x": 636000,
        "origin_y": 849000



Length of raster cell edges in X/Y units. [Required]


The value to use for a raster cell if no data exists in the input data with which to compute an output cell value. Note that this value may be different from the value used for nodata when the raster is written. [Default: NaN]


Name of the triangulation to use for interpolation. If not provided, the first triangulation associated with the input points will be used. [Default: None]


X origin (lower left corner) of the grid. [Default: None]


Y origin (lower left corner) of the grid. [Default: None]


Number of cells in the X direction. [Default: None]


Number of cells in the Y direction. [Default: None]


Maximum triangle edge length; triangles larger than this size will not be rasterized. [Default: Infinity]


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]