Coloured point clouds for Hovermap scanners

By on 9 June, 2020

Emesent has announced the launch of colourisation functionality for point clouds created with Hovermap LiDAR scanners.

The latest announcement builds on the existing features of the CSIRO-developed SLAM technology, utilising a GoPro Hero8 camera to add true colour to rich point clouds, according to Emesent.

“We’re excited to announce this significant new feature for Emesent,” said Emesent’s CEO and Co-Founder Stefan Hrabar.

“Colourisation provides greater insights for our customers across many industries. This builds on the incredible 3D data that Hovermap produces to create rich, accurate digital twins and surveys.”

The capture system now outputs a set of images and position and orientation data in addition to a colourised point cloud, allowing import into third party tools.

Emesent says the workflow is straightforward and ‘drag-and-drop’, with advanced processing and parameter manipulation options for advanced users.

“Combining camera and LiDAR data from a moving scanner is actually a very challenging task which requires precise calibration and synchronisation between the two sensors,” said Dr. Farid Kendoul, CTO and Co-Founder of Emesent.

“We’ve developed advanced algorithms to handle this complexity, keeping it simple and easy for our customers to use. The results are really amazing to see.”

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