Initial render and subsequent changes of symbology of large lidar datasets (LAS) takes a long time to load in ArcGIS Pro.
Last Published: December 21, 2018ArcGIS Pro
Bug ID Number
August 21, 2015
June 11, 2020
Operating System Version
7.0 64 Bit
This issue was not reproducible when tested by the development team. Issues may be given this status when they cannot be reproduced or are no longer relevant in a development version of the software, but a specific fix was not installed to address the issue. The issue's Additional Information section may contain further explanation.
If the LAS Dataset is being visualized in a global scene, then all the points being projected takes longer - and that is a known limitation. For the fastest performance in ArcGIS Pro, use a local scene and make sure its spatial reference is set to the LAS dataset's. Even in a local scene, ArcGIS Pro is somewhat slower to start rendering because it is creating a visualization cache. The benefit with ArcGIS Pro is that users can zoom in anywhere on a huge dataset (hundreds of millions/billions) and see in full detail. This workflow is tested in ArcGIS Pro 2.2.4 and ArcGIS Pro 2.2.2, with a local scene set with coordinate system of the data. The initial load was a bit slower to render point clouds with RGB. However, after the initial load and zooming and panning around, the points load quickly and renders fine.