Point clouds from stereo imagery – Aug 2013

The technology improvements in deriving elevation models, point clouds and contours from stereo imagery has improved dramatically in the last few years. At Outline our technical team have been working hard to leverage these gains to the benefit of our customers. Results have been impressive!

Standard products such as elevation models and contours are now complemented by point clouds, similar to those derived from LiDAR technology. Points in the ‘cloud’ carry the colour of the point as an attribute opening up opportunities for analysis and visualisation. For more information of this exiting technology, please feel free to contact us. The following images illustrate a point cloud (not an image) with a colour associated with each point in the cloud.