Velodyne Lidar have announced Kaarta Cloud® exclusively supports Velodyne’s lidar sensors. Kaarta’s new cloud-based application is a platform to process, store, and share 3D spaces. Paired with high-quality lidar to capture the environment in 3D, the data is uploaded into Kaarta Cloud to quickly and easily process it into a point cloud for use. High quality 3D mobile mapping is now available to a broader consumer base.
Three Velodyne sensors are supported by Kaarta Cloud. After using a Velodyne sensor to scan the environment, Kaarta uses simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms to instantaneously process lidar data into a registered point cloud map. This enables users to produce accurate, measurable 3D models and vivid visual representations of complex environments, whether they be buildings and infrastructure or dangerous and hard-to-reach areas.
“Kaarta Cloud is an exciting innovation for the growing ecosystem of software tools that allow Velodyne’s lidar customers and partners to produce awesome 3D digital twins”, says Velodyne’s VP of Business Development Jon Barad. “Online SLAM processing of lidar data expands the capabilities, scope, ease of use and speed at which the user community can leverage Velodyne’s sensors. This will help unlock the tremendous potential for lidar-based innovation and mapping applications”. Velodyne Ultra Puck, Puck, and HDL-32E sensors deliver a high-resolution image to measure and analyse a variety of environments. They provide high-quality resolution and performance along with a full 360-degree environmental view to deliver real-time 3D data