Pointly – 3D point cloud classification tool launched

Pointly – 3D point cloud classification tool launched

Supper & Supper has launched Pointly, a SaaS solution allowing to easily manage and classify 3D point clouds with the help of AI.

Supper & Supper, one of the leading full-service data science service providers based in Berlin, Germany, has recently launched its cloud-based software called Pointly. The solution enables an accelerated manual classification of data points within point clouds using innovative artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. 

3D scanning is a key technology in the digital transformation of various industries, from construction and forestry to urban planning and robotics. Current developments in the field of AI make it possible to automatically recognize random objects in resulting 3D point clouds. This opens up new perspectives for automated and scalable evaluation of 3D data. 

The key to a successful 3D AI strategy is data that can be used to train the AI. For 3D point clouds these are classified point clouds. Classified means that a specific label or object class has been assigned to each point within the cloud. The generation of training data is an often neglected but essential component in AI strategies, as it is needed for the development of powerful neural networks.  With enough training data, the network performance can be advanced to such an extent that new point clouds can be classified fully automatically. With larger data sets and high-quality point clouds, the AI can be trained to great performances. This is where Pointly comes in with intelligent classification tools that allow training data to be generated faster and easier than before.

Pointly’s users can choose between a free and a Professional Account. For the latter you can inquire after information at Sales@pointly.ai. A professional account allows you among other things to upload larger point clouds and export classified results. Right now, new professional users benefit from an attractive welcome bonus. There is also a great possibility of cooperation for university, school or other educational facility’s employees who would like to use Pointly for research purposes. Visit Pointly Pricing for more information.

With Pointly, information from 3D point clouds can be extracted with minimal effort and high accuracy. Pointly enables the user to select large swathes of ground with one click and small objects like street signs with the next. What is important, the point clouds are available in their full resolution without compression. Due to smart segmentation and labeling, training data can be easily generated within a short time. The software processes lidar, photogrammetric or otherwise generated point clouds in .las/.laz format and enables the users to manage and structure them. The data can be organized by feature classes, categorizations, lists and tags to make it valuable for further processing. Moreover, Pointly offers a range of features and tools accelerating the classification of point clouds. Some of them are:

  • User-friendly interface, offering quick access to all functions thanks to its clear structure and intuitive design.
  • State-of-the-art 3D visualization, capable of displaying point clouds with up to billions of points as well as smooth zooming and seamless changing of detail levels.
  • 3 segment scales (coarse, medium, fine) adjusted to various point cloud types and resolutions.
  • 3 different views, allowing the users to get the RGB information in the point cloud if it is present, see the pre-processed segments generated by Pointly and hide or highlight selected classes.
  • 3 selection tools: the segment selector, the polygon lasso tool, created to select and classify the points fast and precisely and very soon a 3D Bounding Box.

Pointly uses Microsoft’s fast and secure Azure Cloud Computing services, offering elastic and independently scalable processing of large amounts of data. The Azure’s 256-bit AES encryption standard provides advanced protection of the data, whether in storage or in transit. The user’s identity is managed through Azure B2C and protects the personal data.

In the future, Pointly will get more and more features and will be usable as a user-friendly end-to-end platform solution to not only manage and label but also analyze big data from 3D point clouds. 

About the company

Supper & Supper is one of the leading full-service data science service providers in Germany. The Berlin-based company develops tailor-made solutions for machine learning, artificial intelligence, process optimization and digital transformation. Supper & Supper unleashes the potential of AI solutions for various business cases and creates competitive advantages through customized data science and machine learning applications. The company has three areas of specialization: Geo AI, Computational Life Science and Mechanical Engineering. For more information, visit https://supperundsupper.com/ and Pointly’s website https://pointly.ai/ 


Francie Kastl – francie.kastl@pointly.ai


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