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Nottingham, UK, 16 January 2014 – 3D Laser Mapping has announced new software that makes it much easier to access and view laser scanned data. The innovative Arena 4D software provides a common reference frame for a wide variety of data sources including the billions of individual measurements captured by static laser scanners or mobile mapping systems – such as 3D Laser Mapping’s StreetMapper. This single ‘arena’ allows for the integration of multiple data types and formats, including all common LiDAR datasets, within an easy to use environment and without the need for, or expense of, specialist hardware.
“Arena 4D allows laser scanned point clouds to be easily manipulated and viewed without the need for high end computer hardware or even much training,” commented Dr Graham Hunter, founder and Chairman of 3D Laser Mapping. “The data can then be integrated with other map layers and even live streamed video, images and audio. Reports and presentations can be created with a single click and High Definition (HD) videos generated in near real time.”
Arena 4D, which was developed by software company Veesus, includes a cutting edge point cloud rendering engine that can visualise billions of laser scanned points on standard office PC hardware. At the heart of Arena 4D is an extensible plug and play architecture that allows for the integration of multiple data types; including 2D and 3D data, imagery including video, audio and text, all within a single environment. Arena 4D is also fully time aware so data can be searched and visualised only when relevant and required. Arena 4D also accepts live data streams and can share its view across a network to any web enabled device.
Mark Estcourt, Managing Director of Veesus added, “3D Laser Mapping was a natural partner to extend the reach of Arena 4D within the laser scanning community. With a global network including regional offices, partners and distributors, 3D Laser Mapping is well placed to offer sales and support around the world.”
3D Laser Mapping offers a range of terrestrial and mobile mapping solutions including the world’s most accurate mobile mapping system StreetMapper and the truly innovative ZEB1 handheld mapping system. 3D Laser Mapping has also recently launched to market a range of cost effective laser scanning solutions including the brand new mapping grade mobile system V-Mapper and the handheld Mantis Vision scanner.
About 3D Laser Mapping
3D Laser Mapping is a global developer of laser scanning solutions for sectors such as mapping, mining and manufacturing. 3D Laser Mapping specialises in integrating laser scanning hardware with their own software and peripherals to create solutions at the cutting edge of technology. Through a worldwide network of distributors 3D Laser Mapping is able to provide frontline support and service for a growing international client base. 3D Laser Mapping is also the Riegl Premier Distributor for the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa and the leading distributor of TerraScan software. For further information see www.3dlasermapping.com
Veesus Ltd is a small but agile software company based in the South East of England. With decades of experience in working with LIDAR data Veesus has an expert team whose goal is to extend the utility of a client’s data; fast and easily, and to do this seamlessly within current workflows. For further information see www.veesus.com