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Point cloud unification with optimization algorithm

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Terrestrial laser scanning is a technology that enables to obtain three-dimensional data – an accurate representation of reality. During scanning not only desired objects are measured, but also a lot of additional elements. Therefore, unnecessary data is being removed, what has an impact on efficiency of point cloud processing. It can happen while single point clouds are displayed – user decides what he wants to deleted and does it manually, or by using tools provided in dedicated for point cloud processing softwares. In Leica Geosystems Cyclone – software used here in tests, user can apply tools e.g. for merging or unification of point clouds. Both of them change the separate points clouds into one points cloud, however unification can be executed with eduction – low, medium, high, highest or no reduction at all. It should be noted, that the modeled objects may have complex structure and unification with selected type of reduction can have a very big impact on the result of modeling. In such situation it is desirable to apply different types of reduction. In this article authors propose to apply an optimization algorithm on unified point clouds. Unification conducted by means of Cyclone Leica Geosystems (v.7.3.3) enables to merge point clouds and reduced the number of points. The point elimination is determined mainly by spacing between points. It may leads to loose of important points – representing some essential elements of scanned objects or area. Applying optimization algorithm, especially for complex objects, may help to reduce the number of points without losing the information necessary for proper modeling

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Category:
Articles
Type:
artykuły w czasopismach recenzowanych i innych wydawnictwach ciągłych
Published in:
Technical Sciences / University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn pages 271 - 282,
ISSN: 1505-4675
Language:
English
Publication year:
2015
Bibliographic description:
Błaszczak-Bąk W., Sobieraj A.: Point cloud unification with optimization algorithm// Technical Sciences / University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. -., nr. 18(4) (2015), s.271-282
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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