GeoTrellis PointCloud uses PDAL bindings to work with PointCloud data.
PDAL is Point Data Abstraction Library. GDAL for point cloud data.
PDAL supports reading pointcloud data in various of formats. GeoTrellis PDAL allows read PointCloud data in any PDAL supported format into RDDs and to rasterize this data using. It's also possible to store data as a GeoTrellis layer without rasterizing, this feature allows to rasterize data on demand.
GeoTrellis PointCloud with SBT
scalaVersion := "2.11.12" libraryDependencies ++= Seq( "com.azavea.geotrellis" %% "geotrellis-pointcloud" % "<latest version>" ) resolvers ++= Seq( "GeoTrellis Bintray Repository" at "http://dl.bintray.com/azavea/geotrellis/" )
NOTE: Using GeoTrellis PointCloud requires a working installation of PDAL.