Installing Point Cloud

The Point Cloud extension is available as a part of OpenGeo Suite.

Windows

The Point Cloud extension is already installed by default on Windows when PostGIS is installed. No further configuration is necessary.

Continue below at Activating the Point Cloud extension.

OS X

The Point Cloud extension is already installed by default on OS X when PostGIS is installed. No further configuration is necessary.

Continue below at Activating the Point Cloud extension.

Ubuntu Linux

A package for Ubuntu Linux is available called postgresql-9.3-pointcloud. It can be installed via standard package management, assuming the OpenGeo Suite repository has been added. (See the Ubuntu installation page for more information.)

apt-get install postgresql-9.3-pointcloud
apt-get install pdal

Then continue below at Activating the Point Cloud extension.

Red Hat-based Linux

A package for Red Hat-based Linux distributions such as RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora is available, called pointcloud-postgresql93. It can be installed via standard package management, assuming the OpenGeo Suite repository has been added. (See the Red Hat installation page for more information.)

yum install pointcloud-postgresql93
yum install pdal

Then continue below at Activating the Point Cloud extension.

Application Servers

For installation when using OpenGeo Suite for Application Servers, please contact us.

Activating the Point Cloud extension

The Point Cloud extension works like any other extension in PostgreSQL. It is applied to a given database via the CREATE EXTENSION SQL command.

  1. Create/connect to a database (either through the command line or through pgAdmin.)

  2. Run the following command:

    CREATE EXTENSION pointcloud

If the command is successful, the database now has the Point Cloud extension activated.