WG II/3: Point Cloud Processing

Our Mission

ISPRS Working Group II/3 addresses the development of new methodologies, algorithms and applications for point cloud processing. We address point clouds acquired by photogrammetry, LiDAR or other scanning technologies and a new class of ubiquitous 3D sensors. The processing includes low-level feature extraction, segmentation, classification, registration and fusion. We do so noting the recent explosion in data volumes. Therefore, the WG will promote the use of cloud computing and other big data techniques for massive data processing. The issue of high volumes of point clouds also requires new developments in point cloud rendering and streaming. Along with classic applications in mapping, point cloud processing for building information modelling (BIM) is a new application this WG is addressing.

 

Working Group Officers:



Chair  

Jan BoehmJan Boehm
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London
United Kingdom
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Co-Chair  

Bisheng YangBisheng Yang
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS)
Wuhan University
China
+86 27 6877 9699

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Co-Chair  

Mathieu BrédifMathieu Brédif
MATIS Laboratory
Institut Géographique National (IGN)
Saint-Mandé CEDEX
France
+33 1 43 98 83 19

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Secretary  

Martin KadaMartin Kada
Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformationstechnik
TU Berlin
Germany
+49 30 314 23274

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Terms of Reference:

  • Development of new methodologies, algorithms and applications for point cloud processing
  • Information extraction from point clouds, including low-level feature extraction, segmentation and classification
  • Point cloud registration and fusion
  • Cloud Computing and high-performance computing for massive point cloud processing
  • Geospatial Big Data processing for point clouds
  • Point cloud rendering and streaming for massive point clouds
  • Point cloud processing for building information modelling (BIM)
  • Ubiquitous point cloud sensing