OxTS Georeferencer 1.4

Even more LiDAR integration with OxTS’ LiDAR Georeferencing software OxTS Georeferencer

There is no denying that the use of LiDAR sensors for all manner of applications is skyrocketing. Whether you’re developing autonomous vehicles or monitoring coastal erosion (and everything in between), the chances are you’ve come across LiDAR technology as a way to create a 3D map (pointcloud) of your environment.

The technology is particularly useful as it allows surveyors to repeatably analyse the world around them.

Producing pointclouds hasn’t always been straightforward. Pairing a LiDAR sensor with an Inertial Navigation System (INS) to generate a georeferenced pointcloud requires a certain set of skills that not every surveyor has – or even necessarily wants!

OxTS are taking steps to improve surveyor’s user experience, streamline survey processes, and allow surveyors to get to work faster – all whilst simultaneously improving results.

On Monday, 21st June, 2021 OxTS launched the latest version of their LiDAR Georeferencing software – OxTS Georeferencer 1.4.

OxTS Georeferencer fuses position, navigation and timing (PNT) data from an OxTS INS with raw LiDAR data to output highly accurate 3D pointclouds. Furthermore, the software uniquely makes use of navigation diagnostic data that provides surveyors with LiDAR point error estimation. This error estimation allows surveyors to focus their analysis on viewing parts of their survey based on estimated errors in points. This helps users to understand if there are any parts of a survey that need to be looked at again.

As an added feature there is also an optional boresight calibration tool that uses data to calibrate the angles between the navigation and survey devices – click here to learn more.

Rather than relying on surveyors to integrate their chosen LiDAR themselves, OxTS have done the work already and pre-integrated a number of sensors natively. Previous versions of OxTS Georeferencer have seen some of the most widely used sensors from Velodyne, Ouster and Hesai integrated (see OxTS Georeferencer LiDAR integrations).

For the complete press release CLICK HERE.

 

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