Velodyne Lidar is a leading manufacturer of LiDAR sensors.
LiDAR sensors help users create a 3D representation of the world around them. They can be used to map physical structures such as buildings or sign posts and/or vast areas of vegetation.
Businesses throughout the world use Velodyne’s range of LiDAR sensors to extract highly accurate data of their surroundings. This data can be combined with data from an Inertial Navigation System, using software such as OxTS Georeferencer to output highly accurate 3D pointclouds.
The pointclouds can be used in multiple applications to help surveyors gain a greater understanding of their environment.
Pointcloud created using the xNAV650 INS and Velodyne VLP-16 Puck
OxTS and Velodyne
By combining our highly accurate INS data (position, heading, pitch/roll and timing) with raw data from a Velodyne LiDAR sensor users can produce full, accurate 3D representations of the world around them.
By fusing the two sets of data using pointcloud processing software OxTS Georeferencer, surveyors can benefit from:
- Quicker time to survey
- High-quality, repeatable data
- More consistent output
- Increased ROI
Webinar: Using inertial measurements to enhance pointcloud accuracy
Earlier this year Velodyne LiDAR’s EMEA Marketing Manager, Dieter Gabriel joined OxTS Product Engineer, Jacob Amacker to discuss how by using inertial measurements alongside LiDAR sensor data you can enhance the accuracy of your pointclouds.
During the webinar Jacob and Dieter explained more about:
- Why inertial measurements are so important for pointcloud accuracy
- Using an INS with a LiDAR sensor
- The impact inertial measurements can have on final results
Automated with Velodyne
OxTS is now part of the Automated with Velodyne partner ecosystem.
Becoming an Automated with Velodyne partner further strengthens an already strong relationship between the two companies.
Working more collaboratively with technology partners like Velodyne Lidar helps us to provide our mutual customers with better solutions to their challenges.
It also allows us to produce more engaging content like the Why pair an INS with a 3D-LiDAR webinar.
“OxTS INS products add value to Velodyne’s LiDAR sensors by helping companies achieve precise measurements with confidence for their georeferenced 3D pointclouds. OxTS is a valued member of the Automated with Velodyne ecosystem in helping us build the future for lidar-based solutions that address customer needs in the automotive, mapping and surveying industries”
Jon Barad, VP of Business Development, Velodyne Lidar
Case Study: Dronezone srl.
OxTS Partner Dronezone Srl. were tasked with scanning an ageing railway bridge to identify potential weaknesses in its structure.
Once they made the decision to survey the bridge using a UAV, there were a number of challenges they faced, specifically around payload weight, flight time, data processing, pointcloud accuracy and more.
This case study details how they overcame them.
LiDAR Surveying Brochure
OxTS inertial navigation systems provide users with absolute position and highly accurate inertial measurement information. This information allows them to georeference pointclouds from multiple LiDAR sensors.
These measurements help increase survey repeatability, cut down the time to survey, intelligently analyse data, improve final results and increase project ROI.
Read the OxTS LiDAR Surveying brochure to find out more.
OxTS Boresight Calibration Brochure
Failure to align the coordinate frames of an INS and LiDAR sensor precisely enough can lead to blurring and double-vision in pointclouds.
OxTS’ experience in calibration techniques has allowed us to develop a data-driven approach to boresighting. The method gives users the ability to calibrate the coordinate frames of their INS and LiDAR to a tenth of a degree in minutes.
Read the Boresight Calibration brochure to find out how.
Velodyne LiDAR Hardware Integration Guide
Download the Velodyne LiDAR Hardware Integration guide and learn how to use your Velodyne sensor with an OxTS Inertial Navigation System.
The guide contains a lot of useful information including:
- How to connect your OxTS INS with a Velodyne LiDAR
- How to configure your INS to work with your chosen sensor
- How to process your data
- Example data