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

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

Laser Scanning Professionals Convert Point Clouds with NavVis Cloud

NavVis, a provider of indoor spatial intelligence solutions for enterprises, has announced the launch of NavVis Cloud, a new cloud-based platform that gives laser scanning professionals access to NavVis IndoorViewer as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Fully immersive, web-based 3D buildings can now be delivered as part of every scan project using point cloud files from terrestrial laser scanners and the NavVis M6 Indoor Mobile Mapping system (IMMS). NavVis IndoorViewer is a web-based application that transforms data captured by laser scanners into fully immersive 3D buildings. With a few clicks, scan data is automatically structured into a basic model of the... (read more)
2019-03-25 11:04:06

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

Point Clouds, Deliverables, a New Era and Social Norms

GW kick-starts the New Year with a strong focus on laser scanning and particularly point cloud software. Both topics that no doubt we will be returning to again during the coming year. The arrival 15 years ago of the laser scanner was the start of a game-changing technology that has altered many aspects and applications of surveying. But as with LiDAR and side-scan sonar, the vast datasets captured proved challenging right from the start. In the early days the software often struggled and processing a day’s scanning often meant ten days or more back in the office to achieve a... (read more)
2017-10-10 03:07:37

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

Mobile Laser Scanning Point Clouds - Automatic 3D Mapping of Road Objects

The demand for 3D maps of cities and road networks is steadily increasing and mobile mapping systems are often the preferred acquisition method for capturing such scenes. Manual processing of point clouds is labour intensive and thus time consuming and expensive. This article focuses on the state of the art of automatic classification and 3D mapping of road objects from point clouds acquired by mobile mapping systems and considers the feasibility of exploiting scene knowledge to increase the robustness of classification. Management of roads requires inventories on pavement conditions, road markings and objects in the vicinity of the road including... (read more)
2018-01-15 10:56:58

Commercial UAV Expo Announced for October 2015 by SPAR Point Group

SPAR Point Group announced today that it will launch Commercial UAV Expo, 5-7 October 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. As organizers of premier 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group is well established in the data capture and imaging technology space. “We have been listening to our customers and watching the market for some time,” said Lisa Murray, Director. “While it is well known that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a game-changing technology, the regulatory environment and concerns over safety have kept commercial growth to a minimum. Given the potential benefits of... (read more)
2017-01-06 01:14:25
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