Point cloud data goes from staggering to manageable when LiDAR files are compressed to the MrSID format.
Nothing to Lose
Numerically lossless compression means you can reduce LiDAR file sizes by 75 percent or more while retaining the precision and accuracy of your raw data.
A GIS Standard
The MrSID format is supported in virtually all GIS applications and has been trusted by geospatial professionals for years. The newest generation of MrSID, MG4, is already supported in LiDAR Analyst, MARS, ArcGIS 3D Analyst and others.
Among the GIS applications that support the MrSID format is LiDAR Analyst, the premier feature extraction solution for airborne LiDAR data. LiDAR Analyst allows geospatial analysts to automatically extract 3-D objects such as bare earth, trees or buildings. LiDAR Analyst, and the MrSID format, are used daily by military forces, federal agencies, local governments, academic institutions and GIS service providers worldwide.