Add a realistic color scheme to a LiDAR point cloud in Surfer

Please follow the steps below to display your LiDAR point cloud map with a realistic color scheme:

  1. Download the attached Intensity.clr color scheme file.
  2. Open your LiDAR data as a Point Cloud map. Details on how to do so are in this article.
  3. In the Contents window, select your Point Cloud map layer.
  4. In the Properties window, click the General tab.
  5. Expand the Appearance section, if necessary.
  6. Change the View by field to Intensity.
  7. In the Colormap field, click the ellipsis (...) button. 
  8. Click Load in the Colormap dialog.
  9. In the Open dialog, select the downloaded Intensity.clr file and click Open.
  10. Click OK or Apply and the colormap is applied.

Colormap editor displaying realistic LiDAR color scheme

Updated October 22, 2022



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