OxTS release a new software application designed to boresight and georeference LiDAR data, in conjunction with our INS product range, to generate accurate 3D pointclouds.
The new application – OxTS Georeferencer – has been designed to help survey users begin their mobile mapping journey on any vehicle. The application includes two main features; an automatic boresight calibration algorithm and a basic georeferencing function that outputs an LAS pointcloud.
The boresight calibration method can be used to intelligently calculate the boresight misalignment between a LiDAR and INS device, while the georeferencing function can synchronise and fuse a LiDAR and INS data set to generate a pointcloud in the popular LAS format.
Version 1 has been developed with compatibility for the Velodyne VLP-16 and any OxTS INS. More LiDAR models will be added in future releases.
Check out the effects of boresight calibration on a UAV using an xNAV550 and Velodyne VLP-16 below…