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Share LAS Files as PDFs

Convert LAS point cloud data or 3D models created from them (e.g. DEMs, DSMs, or TIN models) to PDF files. When converted to a PDF file, these models can be shared with anyone no matter their software, hardware, or operating system. FME is a “one stop shop” when it comes to editing and sharing LAS data in a PDF format.

Build Detailed Environments

Use LiDAR points with DWG building files to create 3D city models and display detailed built environments. Orthophotos can be used as well to give your model more detail.

Before: An .LAS point cloud of city


After: City model highlighting building heights with additional orthophoto coloring in .PDF format


Create Elevation Models

LiDAR data can also be used to create DEM or TIN models by using FME transformers like the PointCloudSplitter and SurfaceModeller. This is useful for when the required data is only the ground features.

Before: An LAS point cloud of an area


After: A surface model of the same point cloud area in .PDF format


By converting LAS data to PDF files using FME, anybody can interact with and view your model. Each viewer will be able to spin, rotate, zoom and even fly around your model to visually interpret what was once a point cloud at any angle.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert LAS and 3D PDF.



The LAS file format was developed as an open interchange standard for proprietary LiDAR and point cloud data formats to facilitate sharing between users of different systems.

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PDF files are universally accessible through the freely available Acrobat Reader. It provides a means of sharing files with others who don't have the application they were created in.

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