PDAL 2.5.5-foss-2022a

PDAL is Point Data Abstraction Library. It is a C/C++ open source library and applications for translating and processing point cloud data. It is not limited to LiDAR data, although the focus and impetus for many of the tools in the library have their origins in LiDAR.

Accessing PDAL 2.5.5-foss-2022a

To load the module for PDAL 2.5.5-foss-2022a please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEAR Cloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load bear-apps/2022a
module load PDAL/2.5.5-foss-2022a

BEAR Apps Version




The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU. The OS used is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.

PDAL Plugin Support

PDAL has been installed with the following plugin support:
  • Reading from/Writing to E57 format files
  • Reading from files in HDF5 format
  • Reading data stored in ESRI I3S format
  • Icebridge
  • OpenSceneGraph
  • LZMA compression/decompression

PDAL Test Data

The PDAL test data has been stored in the PDAL install directory and is defined with the environment variable $PDAL_TEST_DATA

More Information

For more information visit the PDAL website.


This version of PDAL has a direct dependency on: foss/2022a GDAL/3.5.0-foss-2022a libgeotiff/1.7.1-GCCcore-11.3.0 OpenSceneGraph/3.6.5-foss-2022a PostgreSQL/14.4-GCCcore-11.3.0 Xerces-C++/3.2.3-GCCcore-11.3.0 zlib/1.2.12-GCCcore-11.3.0

Required By

This version of PDAL is a direct dependent of: pdal-python/3.2.3-foss-2022a

Last modified on 11th July 2023