Legend LIDAR

I would like to ask if there is any way to assign colors to the different types of classification of lidar points (terrain, vegetation, etc.).

Also I would like to know if it is possible to put on the map a legend with the colors assigned to each type of points lidar classified.

Thank you for everything and a cordial greeting.


  • bmg_bobbmg_bob Global Mapper Programmer Posts: 1,724
    edited April 2017

    At the moment, Global Mapper does not have a way to specify colors for LiDAR classifications or automatically create a legend showing LiDAR classification colors.  I have added items 21450 and 21451 to our task list so we can evaluate adding these functions to a future version of Global Mapper.  We will post a message on this thread when the status of the requests changes.

    EDIT: Sorry...that part is wrong.

  • bmg_mikebmg_mike Global Mapper Guru Posts: 174Trusted User
    There actually is a way to change the color used for different Lidar classifications. To do this, go to the Lidar tab of the Configuration dialog, then right-click on the Lidar classification of interest, then select the 'Set Class Color' option to change the color used.

    You should be able to add a map legend of the loaded types by going to the Display Options->Map Legend tab of the Configuration dialog, then set the map legend type to 'Display Legend Based on Loaded Vector Types'. However when I just tried this it is not working. I will investigate what has happened and get that working for Lidar types again.


    Global Mapper Guru
  • NatsNats Posts: 16

    Use Terrascan to assign the colors for the point cloud, if colors are assigned while capturing  the LAS.

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