Top 5 features for pointclouds

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Re: Top 5 features for pointclouds

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Re: Top 5 features for pointclouds

Post by sudo_ki » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:18 pm

jedfrechette wrote:
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Building features dedicated to 3D pointclouds requires a lot of work for something sold to less than 500 customers all over the world.
I think one of the weaknesses of the software ecosystem in our industry is that developers have focused to much on trying to build solutions to specific problems rather than creating tools that make it easier for users to build their own solutions.

Build a GUI for PDAL.
The problem with the one button approach is that it doesn't work. At least, not in my experience for any reasonably complex real world use case. Even when it does work there are a million problems to solve and one button per problem doesn't scale very well.
... I think this sounds like a great idea. I'm guessing nothing like this exists already; that being the case, I think it's something I may start working on. Of course it will have to continue to be open source.

Does anyone know someone with experience in PDAL and PCL, who would be interested in this?
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Re: Top 5 features for pointclouds

Post by smacl » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:44 pm

sudo_ki wrote:
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Does anyone know someone with experience in PDAL and PCL, who would be interested in this?
I did a bit of work with PCL some years ago prior to writing my own point cloud engine for SCC, basically porting both the OSG anf VTK viewers into MFC. I imagine it has come a long way since, but at the time the performance wasn't nearly what I needed for the size of point clouds I was working with. Given the speed at which scanners are collecting data and also the size of UAV generated point clouds, I'd strongly recommend getting a typical modern scan dataset of ~500 million points and making sure the toolsets you're looking at can cope with this scale of data. Putting together a reasonable GUI for point clouds of this size takes a bit of thought, and it is all to easy to put together a really nice GUI that simple isn't interactive for anything other than small datasets. Been there, done that, lost many hours to many rewrites and still spend quite a lot of time hunting down optimizations. :)

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Re: Top 5 features for pointclouds

Post by sudo_ki » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm

smacl wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:44 pm
sudo_ki wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Does anyone know someone with experience in PDAL and PCL, who would be interested in this?
I'd strongly recommend getting a typical modern scan dataset of ~500 million points and making sure the toolsets you're looking at can cope with this scale of data.
Some great advice, thank you.
I'll move this over to another thread so as not to hijack this one. :oops:

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