sudo apt install libgdal-dev
git clone https://github.com/PDAL/PDAL.git
sudo make install
List cmake options with installing this GUI
sudo apt-get install cmake-curses-gui ccmake ..
To get geowave plugin support, you need JDK. Geowave increases the project's complexity so I'll defer that to later, if I get to it.
sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk