Category Archives: Open Source

A New Common Language for Feature Extraction – OpenLSEF

A fresh initiative to develop a common language for extracting information from a 3D point cloud is being referred to as OpenLSEF. The ASPRS is hosting a free webinar to explain this effort on April 27, 2018 at 12 PM … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Even though the focus is on driverless cars, the majority of the book I am reading traces the history of  artificial intelligence and how we are now finally in a position to capitalize on machine learning. I think this is … Continue reading

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Open Source Laser Scanner

Looks like the wizards at LulzBot and BQ have teamed up to develop a fairly advanced open source laser scanner product offering for just $400. The Ciclop is fitted with a Logitech C270 HD camera and 2 class 1 line … Continue reading

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Open ROV

They are not scanning, but they are using laser light to measure distances. Continue reading

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agcXML – Interoperability for the Construction Industry

the agcXML mission is to develop and maintain open source interoperability standards for the commercial construction industry Continue reading

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Leica GeoSysytems Funds Open Source Code Sprint

In what I believe is a first for Leica GeoSystems they have announced a new series of code sprints with Open Perception. Continue reading

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CloudCompare Viewer for ASTM E57

This means there is now a free viewer for ASTM E57 data – exciting, plus the ability to compare point clouds (or a triangular mesh) from different vendors. Continue reading

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Changes with Point Cloud Library Project

I am just becoming aware of the fact that the open source PCL – Point Cloud Library project has moved from Willow Garage to a new home at Open Perception. Continue reading

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Day 2 SPAR 2012

David Boardman the moderator for the Open Source 3D session wasted no time in telling us that he thought this would be the most important session of the conference – hmm. Continue reading

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