Rising Expectation

There’s a transformation underway — and it’s giving people a new approach to look at their world. The various ways we use spatial data are quickly moving from flat, static maps to interactive representations in three and even four dimensions. The exciting new approaches are driving a sharp increase in demand for spatial information.

From basic drafting solutions to the augmented reality of Pokémon Go, today’s professional users and consumers alike expect more spatial information; they also require high levels of accuracy and resolution. Much of this demand places a strong emphasis on 3D information. The demand is expected to continue to grow as new tools and devices for visualisation and interaction find their way into the hands of more — and increasingly diverse — users.

Read the full article on the GeoDataPoint blog.

Find out about Point Clouds in Trimble Connect

A point cloud is a set of data points in a coordinate system. They can be the result of a laser scan and show the external surface of the scanned object. Point clouds can be stored and shared using Trimble Connect, the collaboration environment from Trimble.

To find out more, see the Point Clouds article on the forums in the Trimble Community.

The community is a great place to learn about point clouds, as well as many other things. You can also ask questions or talk to your peers.

Read the Point Clouds article.