OxTS Georeferencer is a software tool developed by OxTS to combine INS navigation data with raw LiDAR data. It can be used alongside any OxTS Survey INS to create a georeferenced 3D Pointcloud.
OxTS Georeferencer takes a file collected with a LiDAR scanner (synchronised in real-time with an OxTS inertial navigation system), a processed navigation trajectory file from the OxTS INS, and some required configuration files, to create a LAS pointcloud file that can be viewed in many 3rd party LiDAR software packages.
Furthermore, thanks to our experience in calibration techniques, we have been able to develop a data-driven technique that helps system integrators and end users to start their work with confidence that their INS and LiDAR hardware has been installed precisely and accurately. This is the boresight calibration feature.
We offer the software free to download and provide example data for testing purposes. Using the data you can go through the process of georeferencing a pointcloud and use the boresight calibration tool to practise setting up your survey. You can download the test data and software from our support site and also view several support articles to help you get up and running – OxTS support site
We greatly value our customer’s feedback. Your feedback helps us drive the development of future products. If you have used OxTS Georeferencer please tell us about your experience by completing our feedback form here – OxTS Georeferencer feedback
OxTS Georeferencer contains a number of features to help streamline the survey process and enhance the user’s survey experience.
Time overlap chart – The time overlap chart within OxTS Georeferencer give surveyors the ability to both visualise their survey route on a map and choose the start and end time of their survey. This feature gives surveyors added flexibility when it comes to deciding which parts of the survey they wish to view or present.
3D hardware setup viewer – To help surveyors input the correct relative rotation angles of their OxTS INS and LiDAR sensor, OxTS Georeferencer includes a 3D hardware setup viewer. The LiDAR model in view will change depending on the user’s choice of sensor. This feature enables quick and intuitive survey configuration.
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 users 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.
Case Study: UAV Bridge Survey
OxTS Partner Dronezone were tasked with scanning an aging 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.
OxTS Georeferencer 'How To' Tutorial
Learn the basics of using OxTS Georeferencer with this short tutorial video. During the tutorial, OxTS Product Engineer Jacob Amacker discusses:
- How to use OxTS Georeferencer and the different files required for the compatible LiDAR sensors
- How to check your surveying route and the different processing options OxTS Georeferencer offers
- The georeferencing, pointcloud creation feature
Jacob also demonstrates the boresight calibration tool available within OxTS Georeferencer and shows example pointclouds. He then explains how the different options described play into the final results of these.
Webinar: What's new in OxTS Georeferencer 1.5
Earlier this year we provided a deeper insight into the latest version of our LiDAR georeferencing software – OxTS Georeferencer 1.5!
The latest version sees the integration of three Livox LiDAR sensors into the software, alongside the introduction of the Velodyne HDL32 sensor.
During the webinar attendees had the opportunity to learn more about…
- The new LiDAR integrations now available within OxTS Georeferencer.
- How OxTS Georeferencer improves the LiDAR survey experience – every step of the way.
- How boresight calibration can enhance pointcloud accuracy and why accuracy diagnostics matters.
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