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PDAL is a BSD licensed library for translating and manipulating point cloud
data of various formats. It is a library that is analogous to the GDAL raster
library. PDAL is focussed on reading, writing, and translating point cloud data
from the ever-growing constellation of data formats that are being developed
for working with multi-dimensional emitted-pulse scanning systems. While PDAL
is not explicitly limited to working with LiDAR data formats, its initial
rollout is focused in that area.