Autodesk, a provider of design software and services, has signed an agreement with Ambercore Software, a provider of systems for the energy, mining and natural resource sectors, to license its point cloud technology and incorporate it into future releases of Autodesk software.
According to AmberCore, point clouds are large data files usually created through the use of laser scanning, high definition surveying, or light detection and ranging (LIDAR). They provide an accurate representation of existing conditions of a terrain surface or urban center, a roadway or bridge, or the interior/exterior of a building.
The Ambercore Software point cloud technology will enable customers to read, store, index, and quickly retrieve the extremely large data sets associated with laser scanning and LIDAR. As a result they will be able to visualize and analyze data in 3D and better build high-precision 3D models.
Martin Sendyk, president and CEO of Ambercore Software, said: Ambercore’s point cloud software has been engineered to efficiently manipulate extremely large spatial data. With the increasing proliferation of 3D sensing equipment and resultant point cloud data, the ability to extract intelligence from massive 3D data sets is more important than ever. We are very excited to be solving this challenge with an innovative company like Autodesk.