Solv3D Is Sponsoring a Webinar on Point Cloud Processing in Conjunction with Eclipse College

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Course Title: "An introduction to 3D Point Cloud Processing – coping with the peak of inflated expectations and the trough of disillusionment"

Presenter: Dr. Robert Radovanovic, P.Eng., A.L.S., C.L.S.

Date/Time: Wed, June 13th, 2018. 4:30 - 5:30 pm MDT.

Location: On-line and physically at Eclipse Geomatics and Engineering Boardroom (1530 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7S6)

Webinar Link:  - Please note - you will need to download and install the Adobe Connect Webinar software prior to logging in (software download is at the link).

Cost: FREE - Please indicate you'd like to attend by emailing Note the Eclipse boardroom sits approximately 20, and 100 online logins will be available. However - feel free to gather together in your own boardrooms and use one login.


As the costs of UAV's and Laser Scanners continue to drop, more and more surveyors are beginning to look at using 3D point clouds to supplement their conventional survey operations. However, while data acquisition becomes progressively easier, actually 'doing' something with the resulting data continues to be a challenge.

In this webinar, we review a number of issues surveyors face when dealing with massive 3D point clouds such as massive data sets, unknown data quality and difficulties in creating reliable DEM's. These issues are illustrated with real-life examples, and workflow solutions based on Solv3D's 3DPointLogic workflow are demonstrated.

Topics covered include:

  1. Overview of terrestrial and mobile scanning and photogrammetric point clouds from UAV's.
  2. Typical errors sources present in 3D point clouds - fuzz, splits and noise
  3. File formats - making sense of las, inp, ptx, e57
  4. File sizes - welcome to the world of gigabytes
  5. Ground classification - generating reliable surfaces using points and breaklines