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OxTS Georeferencer 1.5 is now available

Company News September 21, 2021

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Hot on the heels of our last release, we’re delighted to announce that version 1.5 of our LiDAR georeferening software OxTS Georeferencer is now available to buy.

The latest release of OxTS Georefererencer sees the introduction of Livox to the ever-growing list of LiDAR families now available within the software. The latest update also includes another addition to the long list of Velodyne sensors already integrated.

Industries such as autonomous driving, robots, 3D mapping, smart cities, safety and more use Livox LiDAR sensors regularly.

The latest release of OxTS Georeferencer will see the integration of the Livox Mid-40, the Mid-70 and the Avia. Alongside the Livox sensors the Velodyne HDL32 will also be available.

To find out more about the latest developments with OxTS Georeferencer register for the register for our webinar here.

 

LiDAR Georeferencing Software - OxTS xNAV650 INS and Livox pointcloud
Ready to survey – Livox Avia LiDAR and pointcloud created with OxTS Georeferencer

LiDAR georeferencing software

LiDAR georeferencing software allows surveyors to combine inertial data from an Inertial Navigation System (INS) with raw LiDAR data. This combination, when done correctly, enables the creation of 3D pointclouds.

3D pointclouds are useful for a wide variety of applications. In road survey applications they can determine road degradation over time. In coastal survey applications a pointcloud is useful to measure erosion and in a powerline survey pointclouds can help ensure overgrown foliage doesn’t encroach the lines. There is an almost endless list of possible use cases.

To make these applications a reality, the pointclouds need to be accurate. Without an accurate INS working alongside the LiDAR, the pointcloud won’t be as precise as it can be. Inertial Navigation Systems, like the xNAV650, output highly accurate position and inertial measurements. In conclusion, these measurements combined with raw LiDAR data, using LiDAR georeferencing software like OxTS Georeferencer, produces the most accurate, dynamic pointclouds possible.

 

 

What is OxTS Georeferencer?

OxTS Georeferencer is OxTS’ expertly developed LiDAR georeferencing software.

The software intelligently combines data from any OxTS Survey Inertial Navigation System with the data from a wide range of LiDAR sensors to create a georeferenced 3D pointcloud and improve pointcloud accuracy.

 

   

 

OxTS Georeferencer is packed full of useful features that allow surveyors to focus on what they’re good at….surveying.

These features allow surveyors to;

  • Take advantage of a data-driven approach to LiDAR and INS device calibration with OxTS’ optional Boresight Calibration tool. By using data surveyors can speed up the time taken to calibrate device angles.
  • Quickly and easily input the correct relative rotation angles with an intuitive 3D hardware set-up viewer.
  • Choose the start and end times of the survey with the time overlap chart and gain the flexibility to decide which parts to view/show.
  • Easily analyse survey accuracy and edit out inaccurate points to present only the most accurate areas of the survey. Alternatively, use the accuracy diagnostics feature to decide where to resurvey.

New LiDAR integrations

The release of OxTS Georeferencer 1.5 sees the introduction of three Livox LiDAR sensors and the Velodyne HDL32.

You can find out more about the new sensors here…

 

Livox Avia

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The Livox Avia adjusts its detection range according to the intensity of ambient light, while maintaining noise at a low level. The detection range increases to 450 m under low-light conditions (such as on a cloudy day, indoors or at night), ensuring distant objects are captured in detail.

The use of multi-line laser and high-speed scanning enable the Livox Avia to achieve a pointcloud data rate of up to 240,000 points/s. The high performance device is equipped with both repetitive and non-repetitive scanning modes, to meet the needs of different scenarios.

Livox Avia

Livox Mid-40

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The Mid series features advanced optical design to reliably detect objects within a 260-meter range. The Mid-40 has a sample rate of 100,000 points per second and a random angular accuracy of less than 0.05°. The circular field of view of the Mid-40 is 38.4°, while the Mid-100—a combination of three Mid-40 sensors—has an expanded circular FOV of 98.4°.

Livox Mid-40 LiDAR

Livox Mid-70

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The Mid-70’s circular field of view extends to 70.4° both horizontally and vertically, and the minimum detection range is reduced to only 5 cm. The wider viewing angle and smaller blind zone enables the system to better explore the surrounding environment and efficiently detect and avoid small objects. This advancement in increasing viewing angle while reducing the blind zone opens up the autonomous-driving system increase safety when used in a multitude of use applications and places such as airports, malls, hospitals, and other crowded and complex environments.

Livox Mid-70 LiDAR

Velodyne HDL-32

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The HDL-32E generates a pointcloud of up to 695,000 points per second with a range of up to 100 m and a typical accuracy of ±2 cm. The resulting comprehensive pointcloud coverage within a single data stream makes the HDL-32E an indispensable part of any sensor suite.

 

Velodyne HDL32

Supported LiDAR Models

The integration of the new Livox sensors, alongside the Velodyne HDL32 takes the number of supported sensors up to over 20.

The full list of supported LiDAR sensors now in OxTS Georeferencer is below.

 

ManufacturerLiDAR modelSoftware version requiredStatus
VelodyneVLP-16 Puck / Puck Lite1.0 (or later)Tested
VelodyneVLP-32C / VLP-32MR1.2 (or later)Beta
VelodyneAlpha Prime VLS1281.2 (or later)Beta
VelodyneHDL-321.5 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandar401.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandar40P1.2 (or later)Tested
HesaiPandar 40M1.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandar641.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandarQT1.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandar1281.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandarXT-161.4 (or later)Beta
HesaiPandarXT-321.4 (or later)Tested
OusterAll Gen2 (32, 64 & 128 versions of OS0, OS1 & OS2 sensors)1.2 (or later)Beta
OusterOS1-641.2 (or later)Tested
LivoxAvia1.5 (or later)Tested
LivoxMid-401.5 (or later)Tested
LivoxMid-701.5 (or later)Beta

 

Get a closer look at OxTS Georeferencer 1.5

On Wednesday, 13th October OxTS Product Engineer, Jacob Amacker provided a deeper insight into the new release of our LiDAR georeferencing software OxTS Georeferencer 1.5.

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 help enhance pointcloud accuracy and why accuracy diagnostics matter

The webinar is free to attend and a recording will be sent to all registrants after the event.

Although the webinar is now over you can watch the recording back here.

 

Watch the Recording

OxTS Georeferencer 1.5 Webinar

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