[ros-users] Out-of-Core Octree and Visualization Library

Kevin Walchko kevin.walchko at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 00:46:54 UTC 2012

Cool demo … is it possible to make the Lake Tahoe data set you have in the movies available?


On Jun 4, 2012, at 7:39 PM, Eitan Marder-Eppstein wrote:

> Hey all,
> A number of us at WG have been working on ways to store and visualize very large amounts of point cloud data. Until now, this has been an internal project, but we've decided to release our code Open Source to the ROS/PCL community. For anyone who wants to stream point clouds and visualize them remotely in a web browser, the code is definitely worth a look.
> Key features are as follows:
> Create an octree containing billions of points
> Store octrees across a Hadoop cluster or on a local disk
> Stream highly compressed points to a thin client
> View billions of points in your WebGL enabled web browser
> You can find basic documentation here: http://ros.org/wiki/megatree
> Also, for those who want to be able to import from PCD files: http://ros.org/wiki/megatree_pcl
> And a "Getting Started" tutorial here: http://ros.org/wiki/megatree/Tutorials/GettingStarted
> Enjoy it and hope all is well,
> Eitan
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