Using point clouds in QGIS
2021-09-30, 14:00–14:30, Salta

Last year, three open source companies and dozens of funders joined the forces to add support for point cloud data in QGIS. Thanks to that, starting from QGIS 3.18 users can display LAS/LAZ datasets in both 2D and 3D map views. In this talk, we will introduce the new functionality, provide tips how to get the most from your lidar data and discuss the future improvements.

The talk should introduce the point cloud support in QGIS to ordinary users, without going too much into detail of how things work internally.

The crowdfunding campaign:

Relevant blog posts introducing point clouds in QGIS:

Authors and Affiliations

Martin Dobias, Lutra Consulting




Software status / state of the art


2 - Basic. General basic knowledge is required.

Language of the Presentation


Got into QGIS development during university studies back in 2005 and stayed thanks to the amazing community. Working at Lutra Consulting, delivering open source GIS to clients and helping open source GIS ecosystem to grow. Currently based in Slovakia.