Writers

Writers consume data provided by Readers. Some writers can consume any dimension type, while others only understand fixed dimension names.

Note

PDAL predefined dimension names can be found in the dimension registry: Dimensions

writers.bpf
Write BPF version 3 files. BPF is an NGA specification for point cloud data.
writers.gdal
Create a raster from a point cloud using an interpolation algorithm.
writers.geowave
Write point cloud data to Accumulo.
writers.greyhound
Append new dimensions (or update existing dimensions) onto a Greyhound resource. Must be used along with a Greyhound reader, and intermediate filters that cull points are not allowed.
writers.las
Write ASPRS LAS versions 1.0 - 1.4 formatted data. LAZ support is also available if enabled at compile-time.
writers.matlab
Write MATLAB .mat files. The output has a single array struct.
writers.nitf
Write LAS and LAZ point cloud data, wrapped in a NITF 2.1 file.
writers.null
Provides a sink for points in a pipeline. It’s the same as sending pipeline output to /dev/null.
writers.oci
Write data to Oracle point cloud databases.
writers.ogr
Write a point cloud as a set of OGR points/multipoints
writers.pcd
Write PCD-formatted files in the ASCII, binary, or compressed format.
writers.pgpointcloud
Write to a PostgreSQL database that has the PostgreSQL Pointcloud extension enabled.
writers.ply
Write points as PLY vertices. Can also emit a mesh as a set of faces.
writers.sbet
Write data in the SBET format.
writers.sqlite
Write point cloud data in a scheme that matches the approach used in the PostgreSQL Pointcloud and OCI readers.
writers.text
Write points in a text file. GeoJSON and CSV formats are supported.