"The Latest Version"

Version 3.42 is the latest version of FUSION.

Version 3.40 was an important upgrade that added support for compressed LAS data files by linking to Martin Isenburg's LASzip.dll. To take advantage of this capability, you will also need to install LAStools and manually copy the LASzip.dll file into FUSION's install folder.

LAStools can be found here: http://rapidlasso.com/lastools/ or here: http://lastools.org/

If you have an earlier version of FUSION, you should upgrade to take advantage of several new features and bug fixes.

To upgrade from previous version, first remove the old version using the "Add/remove programs" option in the Windows control panel.  Then simply install the new version into the same folder as the previous version.  Existing project and data files should not be affected.

Release notes describing changes to FUSION

Manual describing FUSION/LDV and the LIDAR Toolit (LTK) (1.2 Mb)

You can download FUSION from the following locations:

Install file (7.0 Mb)

 

Example data (State Plane, WA south zone) (124 Mb)
 
This is the original example data distributed with FUSION prior to September 2008. If you are using the tutorials produced by the Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC), you need to use these data.
Example data (UTM, zone 10) (101 Mb)
 
This is an example data set covering the same area as the State Plane example but locations and elevations are in UTM meters (zone 10). These data will not work with all of the RSAC tutorials.

General information regarding FUSION