Filter Lidar Data

The Filter Lidar Data tool controls the global visibility of lidar returns based on classification, return type, or flags. Points that have been hidden by the filter will not be used in the analysis tools, with a few exceptions such as applying an elevation fit to a layer in the QC of Lidar Data.

Select the Filter Lidar Data button from the Lidar Toolbar, or select the Lidar Configuration section of the configure button Configuration.

This tool requires Global Mapper Pro.


Enable and disable the visibility of points based on classification code.

Right-click any description for check all / uncheck all options, or to customize the classification codes. See Lidar Class Properties for more information.

Return Types and Flag to Display

Return Type

Return types are a descriptive combination of the RETURN_CNT and RETURN_NUM attributes. Uncheck any of the Return Type values (Unknown, First, Second. etc.) to keep points with those values from displaying in the active workspace.


Flags are used in some datasets to identify certain lidar types (Synthetic, Key-point, Overlap, Withheld, Edge of Flight line, None). Uncheck any of these options to keep points of this type from displaying in the active workspace.

Update Return Number/ Count when Deleting Points

This setting will modify the return count (RETURN_CNT) and return number (RETURN_NUM) attributes of points when a point from the same pulse has been marked as deleted.

When a point is undeleted, the original return number and return counts will be restored for the related points.

Pulses Identified by GPS Time and ___

Select Only GPS Time, User Data, Point Source ID or Scanner Channel as the property to determine the point return type along with GPS time.

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