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Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby Cheryl Jones » May 30, 2014 11:23 am

The future of cave mapping getting closer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj9BKcnXOyo

3D Laser Mapping Launches Mobile Indoor Mapping System
3D Laser Mapping has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute what is thought to be the world’s first, truly mobile, hand held, rapid laser mapping system.

Developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and licenced from GeoSLAM (a UK based start-up company) the Zebedee indoor mapper allows for fast data capture, without complex set up or the requirement for lengthy data processing. The competitively priced Zebedee, now exclusively available from 3D Laser Mapping, can be used by surveying novices, in areas without GPS coverage, capturing accurate 3D point clouds at speed.
Read on:
http://www.3dlasermapping.com/news-even ... pping-laun
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Re: Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby caver.adam » May 30, 2014 12:45 pm

Totally. I'm curious whether you have to walk upright and steady like they do in the videos. Some algorithms require smooth walking in order to maintain the location of the scanner. Very exciting all the changes coming down the pipe.
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Re: Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby rlboyce » May 30, 2014 8:03 pm

Happiness can be measured in mud/in².
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Re: Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby lleblanc » Jun 6, 2014 8:04 am

Google is releasing a developer toolkit for its upcoming 3D sensing device:

https://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/#project

When Google releases CaveView, maybe they'll think of adding support for underground structures in KML (GoogleMaps file format).
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Re: Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby Martin Sluka » Jun 6, 2014 11:17 am

lleblanc wrote:When Google releases CaveView, maybe they'll think of adding support for underground structures in KML (GoogleMaps file format).


Isn't it there a long time?
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Re: Handheld 3D Laser Indoor Mapping System

Postby lleblanc » Jun 6, 2014 11:47 am

Martin Sluka wrote:
lleblanc wrote:When Google releases CaveView, maybe they'll think of adding support for underground structures in KML (GoogleMaps file format).


Isn't it there a long time?


No. If you locate something underground, it disappears from sight.
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