Machine-learning Point Cloud Classification

Pix4Dmapper is an industrial-standard photogrammetry software package that provides accurate 3D reconstruction from overlapping images. Along with the expanding drone market, people are keen to explore new solutions to replace or to complete traditional technologies. Point cloud classification, an iconic feature for Lidar point cloud, is now also being considered by drone surveying professionals. While Lidar provides up to four returns and gives precise and clean 3D points, the quality of photogrammetry points is based mostly on image content. It is more challenging to classify photogrammetry point cloud than the Lidar point cloud. However, with the advancement of platforms and... (read more)
2017-11-13 11:43:54

Point Cloud Streaming Service at Intergeo 2013

Gexcel (Italy) is launching a new point cloud streaming service based on a web application. It will launch this application during Intergeo, to be held from 8 to 10 October 2013 in Essen, Germany. The service allows the upload of point clouds generated using Gexcel R3 or the Gexcel R3 streaming software to a remote server. Gexcel R3 can import data directly from the most common point-cloud data formats, E57 included. Massive Point Clouds loaded in the service servers can be visualized and navigated in Chrome or Firefox using a standard 64 bit PC. This service, based on an easy... (read more)
2013-10-04 09:59:33

3D Point Cloud Collection with ScanMaster

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) new ScanMaster version 1.5 software is designed to simplify laser scanner point collection and manipulation. ScanMaster software is used with Topcon's GLS-1000 scanner, a compact and cable-free laser scanner that can be operated by one person.     ScanMaster's interface, allows the user to become more proficient and productive. Data can be easily manipulated so projects can be completed faster.   The new version provides the user with greater rendering control. The frustum culling feature is designed so that only visible point clouds sections will render. An optional occlusion culling feature will render point cloud sections... (read more)
2009-09-29 08:57:32

RIEGL Launches iPad Point Cloud Viewer

RIEGL has introduced an app, called RiALITY, for Lidar data visualisation. The app allows users to experience Lidar data in a completely new environment and also allows easier Lidar data demonstrations through the use of an iPad. RiALITY features true-colour point clouds and 3D navigation as well as an Augmented Reality mode, which allows point clouds to be virtually projected into the real world. TheRiALITY app enables users to visualise and navigate through point clouds acquired with RIEGL laser scanners. As an example, users are able to explore a dataset of the Rosenburg Castle in Austria. RIEGL scans can also... (read more)
2014-02-28 08:30:00

Pointfuse V3 Point Cloud Software Announced

Arithmetica, the company behind Pointfuse point cloud conversion software, has announced it will be releasing Pointfuse V3 on 18 September 2017. Offering a new approach to the processing of point cloud data, Pointfuse V3 produces 3D models that are a quarter of the size of the original point cloud and streamlines the workflow of the engineering and design professional user. The automatic data conversion process in Pointfuse V3 aims to reduce the cost of projects undertaken by anyone using a 3D reality capture system to supply data for use in 3rd party architecture or engineering design solutions. Object classification Pointfuse V3... (read more)
2017-08-22 04:07:56

Pipe Modelling from Point Cloud Data

Elysium, an emerging Japan-based provider in the point cloud data industry, has released a new version of InfiPoints. Version 2.0 highlights enhancements such as pipe modelling and video generation from point cloud data consisting of billions of points. The company has recently been expanding its portfolio from CAD data translation and processing to point cloud rendering technologies. Pipe modelling from point cloud data is one of the key features and enhancements of InfiPoints that provides a competitive advantage for both time and accuracy. Without this capability, it is very time consuming to model piping elements from point cloud data as... (read more)
2014-06-23 03:01:58

Time for Point Cloud-based BIM Models?

Why base the terrain model in infrastructure projects on 'old' contour maps when you can get a fresh and more accurate representation of the terrain based on laser scanning? That's the question posed by Håkon Andresen, business developer at Blom, a European service provider of surveying, processing and modelling of geographic information. This is a timely question since the laser scanning technology and modelling technology is fully available. In fact, most large-scale mapping projects in Scandinavia today produce point cloud models using laser scanning from aircraft. Yet, most often it is traditional contour maps that are still being used in... (read more)
2013-12-03 09:32:07

Downtown Dublin as a Lidar Point Cloud

A Highly Accurate, Diverse and Dense Annotated Laser Scanning Dataset of a City Centre
The advance of Lidar data acquisition technologies is substantially increasing the amount of spatial data obtained and it is becoming cost-prohibitive to process it manually. Artificial intelligence (AI) has now started to offer cost-effective solutions to analyse and utilize those big datasets. AI can be employed for scene understanding, accurately detecting objects and classifying 3D assets. These are the significant fundamentals of several applications including autonomous navigation, intelligent robotics, urban planning, emergency management and even forest monitoring. The most popular types of 3D spatial information for such applications are Lidar and imagery data. This article describes the dense annotated ground-truth... (read more)
2019-11-27 10:05:38

Real-time Edge Detection in Point-cloud Demonstration

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies will showcase real-time edge detection tools for point clouds at the RIEGL User Conference, Hong Kong, from 5-8 May 2015. Edge-detection tools will be included in the upcoming version 11.1 release of the Orbit Mobile Mapping portfolio of feature extraction products. According to Peter Bonne, CEO at Orbit GT, the RIEGL scanners produce very nice point clouds in which edge-detection is very gratifying. This simplifies every feature extraction job as edges are most likely what needs to be retained, and the edge detection precisely snaps to the edges. (read more)
2015-04-29 09:55:14

Arithmetica Demonstrates Pointfuse Point Cloud Conversion in Arena4D

Arithmetica is joining Veesus at this week’s GEO Business to showcase the powerful Pointfuse Point Cloud Conversion Engine within the Arena4D product range. Enabling users of Arena4D Data Studio and Plugin for Rhino to quickly, easily and accurately convert the millions of individually laser-scanned measurements contained within a typical point cloud, the Pointfuse V2 Point Cloud Engine represents a step change in the way that point clouds are converted into 3D vector models. The company announced the partnership with Veesus towards the end of last year, so this is the first time they have presented the integrated solution, together, to... (read more)
2017-05-19 11:09:48
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