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Tools to analyse 3D scans of a forest.

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3D-tools is a set of tools for analysing pointclouds of a forest. is the main interface, with the other files providing functionality that may be indepedently useful.


  • Detect, map, and extract trees from the full pointcloud

  • Calculate location, height, canopy area, and colour of each tree

  • Losslessly reduce pointcloud size by discarding ground points

It is written in pure Python (3.4+), available under the GPL3 license, and can analyse multi-gigabyte datasets in surprisingly little memory.

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Contact: zac.hatfield.dodds at

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