Importing *.las Files into Global Mapper

The first step is selecting the “open your own data files” button or the open folder icon. After doing this a dialogue box will pop up asking for your projection. Choose the appropriate projection and select ok. Ensure that the data is opened as a point cloud and hit ok. Your point cloud will be displayed.


Select the feature info button

 Select a Point.

It will give you information about the selected point as shown to the right.

To view metadata information open the ‘Overlay Control Centre’

Select your file and click metadata.

As shown to the right, select the statistics tab and look at the information provided. This data can be helpful when deciding on data filter settings.

Visualizing LiDAR Data in Global Mapper