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

Eitan Marder-Eppstein eitan at willowgarage.com
Tue Jun 5 00:48:06 UTC 2012


The license for this stuff is BSD. I've changed the relevant stack.xml
files to reflect this, but it might take a little while for rosdoc to
update the wiki. I also forgot to change the KForge project to be public,
but it should show up now.

Hope all is well,


On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 5:19 PM, Eric Perko <wisesage5001 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Very cool. I have some huge point clouds that this could really help
> visualization for.
> One question: the stack wiki page lists the licenses as BSD, GPL and MIT,
> but each of the individual package manifests just lists BSD. I didn't see
> any copyright notices in the actual files, so it's unclear which components
> are under what license. Could you clear that up?
> P.S. I tried to file a ticket for this, but even when logged into KForge,
> I was not allowed to create a new ticket following the link on the wiki
> page. Also it looks like the main project page is also inaccesible:
> http://kforge.ros.org/projects/megatree/ just returns a "URL not found on
> this service" error page.
> - Eric
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Eitan Marder-Eppstein <
> eitan at willowgarage.com> 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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