A very important player has joined the ranks of those vendors who have shipping software that supports the ASTM E57 data exchange format. It should be noted that as a member of the ASTM E57.04 subcommittee, Leica Geosystems’ Chris Thewalt was a very important driving force in the creation of the standard.
Leica Cyclone v7.3.2 fully supports the recently released ASTM E57 standard for 3D imaging data exchange, which includes 3D laser scanning systems. This capability facilitates direct import and export of laser scan “as-built” data and related digital imagery from different types of laser scanning systems into and between different types of point-cloud processing software.
Cyclone can now write (export) point cloud and associated image data to the E57 exchange format files for use by other E57 compliant software applications. In addition, Cyclone can read (import) point cloud and associated image data from properly formatted E57 exchange files.
Many thanks to all involved.