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Point Cloud example
Author: eagle-drones
Date: September 2, 2020
What is a point cloud?

A point cloud is usually found when dealing with 3D Models.  A Point cloud will contain multiple points who’s location is known.  If a point cloud is obtained, a 3D model can be created using this data.

When using Lidar, the result will be a point cloud file. This is a file that contains the location and properties of many points that have been projected onto a surface.  The Lidar will be able to record the exact location as well as the material and colour of the point so that the points can be used to reconstruct a 3D Model of the landscape.


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