Posts Tagged ‘lidar’

ClearEdge3D wins National Science Foundation grant

GraphicsSpeak brings us the news that ClearEdge just won a nice NSF grant to be used to enhance their impressive laser scanning technology.  The tech is amazing enough already, but thanks to this new funding they hope to make it even more so, letting you take your LIDAR/Laser scans and convert them automatically to 3D […]

“Point Clouds in the Cloud:” Getting Lidar Out of Organizational Silos

LiDAR data is always tricky to work with, requiring knowledge of arcane tools and all the various tricks of the sensors.  Frequently left in the hands of experts, this frequently means the data is only made available for a mere fraction of it’s possible uses.  Some new tools from Dielmo aims to change this with […]


New Techniques in LiDAR Visualization

UC Davis has an effort to better visualize and analyze LiDAR Point Clouds that’s using some rather unorthodox approaches. The challenge in visualizing and analyzing tripod LiDAR data is that data sets can contain hundreds of millions to billions of unstructured (scattered) 3D points, each with their (x, y, z) position and an associated intensity or […]

LIDAR Visualization for Rescue Bots

Over at the University of Missouri, researchers have paired a remote controlled robot with a ‘light detections and ranging’ sensor (LIDAR) capable of capturing 500,000 datapoints per second and designed a system capable of processing and reconstructing 3D models from the captured data.  The result is a remote data acquisition and visualization system perfect for […]


Navteq touts 3D laser mapping technology

Cnet has an article on the mapping company Navteq at CES. Navteq has started collecting lidar data using its own system which is called Navteq True. The idea is to construct 3-D models of cities in the the United States. When combined with other data, this will allow users to better navigate their surroundings. From […]

Visualizing Massive Point Clouds in 3DS Max and Maya

Alice Labs's Studio Clouds offers a different paradigm in preparing, analyzing and visualizing point clouds. Their efforts have been focused in areas where other technologies have been lacking. Studio Clouds can process billions of points of data on a standard 32 or 64 bit PC with ease and it can also allow the import of these massive point clouds in 3DS Max and Maya.

LiDAR Scan of London in LandXplorer

A 1500 square kilometer LIDAR scan of London, taken at 1 meter resolution, has been loaded into Autodesk LandXplorer.  It took four hours to process the Level of Details, but the result is a beautiful and fully interactive model of all of London. Video after the break.