Vercator Desktop Delivers Efficient Point Cloud Processing

Vercator Desktop software is developed by Correvate, a UCL spin-out company whose vision is to improve geospatial understanding by delivering unrivalled 3D point cloud data processing. The new software delivers fast, automatic 3D point cloud registration and data processing by exploiting an innovative approach which utilises natural features in the environment to register data sets. Accuracy is enhanced as a result with traceable, repeatable reporting. Initially targeted at the construction sector, Vercator Desktop promises to improve the productivity of BIM users in the supply chain. As those involved in the delivery of a construction project increase their appreciation of BIM,... (read more)
2018-07-02 11:45:18

Bentley Puts Modelling in the Cloud

Is the 3D model becoming the only deliverable? For construction, is photogrammetry a better option than LiDAR? How long before modelling software can calculate costs? When should you start mentioning BIM? Richard Groom reports from a day of insight. It was only near the end of a morning of presentations at Bentley’s London offices that the acronym BIM was mentioned. The reason, I was told, is that the meaning of BIM develops with people’s understanding as they progress through Levels one to three and that for those just starting out, talk of BIM as a process can be a step... (read more)
2017-04-28 05:47:45

Bringing Low-cost Airborne Sensors and Cloud GIS Together

GeoXphere, a new UK-based company, has launched this month with the support of airborne hardware manufacturer WaldoAir, USA, and aerial survey and solutions provider Getmapping, UK. The aim is to bring together the airborne survey sensor, XCAM, together with adaptable cloud-based GIS services for the benefit of partner survey companies around the world. GeoXphere was launched at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg and was met with support from survey operators on all continents who want to expand their survey and solutions capabilities without large capital investment that comes with purchasing large format cameras and survey aircraft. XCAM, the WaldoAir survey camera,... (read more)
2016-10-25 10:59:10

LizardTech Awarded Lidar Patent for Point Cloud Compression

LizardTech, a provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has been awarded a USA patent for the compression of Lidar point clouds. The patented technology provides lossless compression of point clouds captured by airborne Lidar sensors or terrestrial laser scanners for easy and cost-effective processing, storage and transmission of data sets. “Lidar systems capture terabytes of data that can be difficult to exploit due to the difficulty processing such massive files,” said John Hayes, LizardTech Senior Engineer. “Our Lidar compression technique allows users to maximize their return on investment in point cloud data collection.” LizardTech developed the... (read more)
2017-09-25 02:47:34

Robust Automatic 3D Point Cloud Registration and Object Detection

This article presents a ground-breaking approach to generating survey data for a BIM process offered by the Vercator toolkit. Produced by a UCL spin-out company, Correvate, it touches on the robust automatic registration and smart object recognition technology that the company is developing for downstream analysis. In order to construct survey-grade 3D models of buildings, roads, railway stations, canals and other similar structures, the 3D environment must be fully recorded with accuracy. Following this, accurate measurements of the dimensions can be made on the recorded 3D datasets to enable 3D model extraction without having to return to the site and... (read more)
2018-03-23 10:45:54

Maptek Releases I-Site Studio 6 Point Cloud Modelling Tools

The latest I-Site point cloud processing tools from Maptek focus on the everyday needs of mine surveyors for fast and accurate volumes, conformance reporting, geotechnical analysis and CAD design. I-Site Studio software offers an expanding range of applications with increasing sophistication. I-Site Studio 6, released earlier this month, provides various new tools and requested enhancements. New CAD design tools include user-friendly preferences for snapping to angles and points. Other in-demand items include auto registration and alignment of scans, complex surface modelling, waviness analysis for geotechnical modelling and analysis. Surveyors are under pressure from all departments to quickly and safely survey... (read more)
2016-01-11 04:59:37

Blue Marble Teams Up with Pointerra

Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with Pointerra (www.pointerra.com) to provide cloud-based LiDAR data delivery to Global Mapper, its popular GIS software. Pointerra's 3D technology allows users to view massive 3D point clouds at any time, on any device, anywhere in the world and this functionality will be enabled in Global Mapper as an extension for viewing, downloading and publishing LiDAR data. Blue Marble's GIS software is used by a wide range of industries including software, oil and gas, mining, civil engineering, surveying, and technology companies, as well as government departments and... (read more)
2017-01-31 05:38:09

Major Update for RIEGL’s Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software

RIEGL is pleased to announce the release of a major update to their Terrestrial Laser Scanning Software Suite of RiSCAN PRO, RiMINING and RiSOLVE! The update includes a number of key upgrades featuring the new Point Cloud Database (RDB 2.0), which provides new and advanced point cloud capabilities. With this upgrade, it is now possible to visualize and manage massive files, hundreds of scans and billions of points simultaneously with a new level of detail approach. These new features enable massive point clouds to be visualized with the added advantage of providing the user with the ability to instantly toggle... (read more)
2017-01-13 03:28:40

Leica Geosystems and NCTech Partner to Improve Productivity and Workflow

Leica Geosystems, a global leader of measurement and reality capture technologies, has teamed with NCTech, developer of reality imaging systems, to deliver automated, colourised 3D point clouds for enhanced usability and clarity. In Cyclone, 3D point cloud processing software, users can now automatically import and align high-dynamic range (HDR) data from the iSTAR camera database, producing enhanced deliverables quicker and easier. “It is not only about attractive images but also the accuracy to which these images fit the 3D point cloud data that is paramount, and NCTech’s iSTAR camera produces high-quality HDR imaging at the accuracy everyone expects,” said Faheem Khan,... (read more)
2017-01-11 12:08:42

Topcon Announces Increased 3D Scanning Integration with Autodesk Solutions

As a result of the strategic business relationship with Autodesk, Topcon Positioning Group has announced improved workflow compatibility for the GLS-2000 3D laser scanner and ScanMaster software with Autodesk solutions via the latest version of Autodesk ReCap. The GLS-2000 pairs with Topcon ScanMaster software to collect, process, edit and deliver 3D point cloud data from a laser scanner for a variety of applications. Autodesk ReCap allows users to perform tasks such as scan conversion, editing and viewing point cloud data, and provides integration with Autodesk’s broader portfolio of design software. Autodesk ReCap and ReCap 360 have the new capability to... (read more)
2015-06-02 09:28:36
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