OPALS – Orientation and Processing of Airborne Laser Scanning Data

  1. OPALS has the ability to process full-waveform aerial LiDAR data.
  2. This is going to become more important as we automate the process of extracting features.
  3. Thanks to all for your support and especially to Michael Raphael from Direct Dimensions for his kind words.

I guess that adding the “D” for data to the end of “OPALS” was not going to make any sense so, they dropped it. This is going to be a quick plug for the work being done on this software at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. The important item to note is that this software has the ability to perform full-waveform analysis. This capability is going to become more important, particularly in terms of automated feature extraction. There is still a lot of development to be done, but it is worth keeping an eye on.

I will be absent from the blogosphere for the next couple of days celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. It is too bad that the rest of the world does not have this holiday as it is really all about family and being thankful for what you have without all of the other overtones. What the heck, maybe those of you in other countries can start your own day of thanksgiving.

So on that note thanks to all of you for your support. I want to especially thank Michael Raphael at Direct Dimensions, one of our most valuable supporters, for his kind words.

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