The Greyhound Reader allows you to query point data from a Greyhound server.

Dynamic Plugin

This stage requires a dynamic plugin to operate


      "type": "readers.greyhound",
      "url": "",
      "filter": {"$and": [
        {"Path": "02004736.laz"},
        {"Classification": {"$ne": 7}}


Many of the options to this reader are reproductions of Greyhound query parameter options (see Greyhound read query documentation). These options may be specified as query parameters to the url parameter or specified separately. Separately specified parameters take precedence over query-parameter specified parameters.

Maximum number of points to read. [Default: unlimited]
Spatial reference to apply to the data. Overrides any SRS in the input itself. Can be specified as a WKT, proj.4 or EPSG string. [Default: none]
Greyhound server URL, or a full Greyhound read query URL. If specified as a full Greyhound query URL, no other options need to be present.
Name of the Greyhound resource to access.
Spatial bounds to query, expressed as a string, e.g. ([xmin, xmax], [ymin, ymax]) or ([xmin, xmax], [ymin, ymax], [zmin, zmax]) or as a Greyhound bounds array. By default, the entire resource is queried.
Beginning octree depth to query, inclusive. Lower depth values have coarser resolution, so a depth range of [0, 8) could provide a low-resolution overview of the entire resource, for example. [Default: 0]
Ending octree depth to query, non-inclusive. A value of 0 will search all depths greater-than or equal-to depth_begin. If non-zero, this value should be greater than depth_begin or the result will always be empty. [Default: 0]

Server-side filtering may be requested which may further limit the data selected by the query. The filter is represented as JSON, and performs filtering on dimensions present in the resource, or the pseudo-dimension Path, corresponding to tile_path values.

Arbitrary logic combinations may be created using comparison and logical query operators with syntax matching that of MongoDB. Some sample filters follow.

    "Path":{"$in":["tile-845.laz", "tile-846.laz"]},
A Greyhound resource may be an aggregation of multiple input files. If a tile_path option is present, then only points belonging to that file will be queried. This search is spatially optimized, so no bounds option needs to be present to limit the query bounds. This is a convenience option that simply produces a filter of {“Path”: <value>}.
A JSON array of the string dimension names which should be read. By default, all native dimensions from the resource’s schema (from the info of the resource) will be read.
A ratio by which to bloat any requested bounds, where the additional enlarged area will be masked off from the Greyhound writer. This parameter may be used to eliminate edge effects from a tiled Greyhound reader/writer pipeline by bloating each tile by some percentage to introduce an overlap which will be read but not written. For example, a value of 0.15 will bloat the bounds by 15%.