Give a Point Cloud, Get a Point Cloud

Submit a Point Cloud Contest Rules and Submission Page

by Dan Walsh
October 25, 2009
The Give a Point Cloud, Get a Point Cloud contest is mostly for those attending the Leica Geosystems User Conference this past week. But really, anyone can enter if they'd like.

The rules are really simple:
Send a jpeg, tiff, gif, png, or any other image file to me at I'll post them on this page for everyone to vote on. We have 3 framed point clouds that will be given to the submissions with the top three votes. To vote for you favorite, just leave a comment below stating which one you like the most (they'll be numbered).

Please, only vote once, and only one submission allowed per person.

I'll tally the votes Tuesday and announce winners Wednesday morning (November 3rd) right here on this page.

Good luck!

#1 - Gunship Cannons

These cannons were scanned from a gunship off the coast of Pennsylvania. Submitted by Kenneth Fronheiser of SSM.

#2 - Allen Theater, Playhouse District, Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Brandon Walker, PE of Midwestern Consulting, LLC.

#3 - Tree

You will find attached to this email my entry for your Give a Point Cloud, Get a Point Cloud contest. This scan was made using the Handyscan 3D scanner from Creaform. It was submitted by Julien Marchand. (see the video)

#4 - Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

The UNESCO-listed basalt columns of Giant's Causeway, courtesy of John D Meneely,
School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, Queens University.

#5 - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Submitted by Kevin Akin of Caltrans, this scanshot shows the Golden Gate Bridge, looking towards San Francisco. The point cloud data was produced by WH Pacific with an Optech Lynx mobile scanner in Sept. of 2009. It was collected during a mobile laser scan project of Doyle Drive in the Presidio.

November 11, 2009 Update: THE VOTES ARE IN!

Brandon Walker came in 1st with his Allen Theater submission.
John D Meneely took home second place with the Giant's Causeway.
Kevin Akin snuck into 3rd place at the last minute with his Golden Gate Bridge submission.

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who submitted and voted. The images are all beautiful.
<a href="">Point cloud of Chichén Itzá</a>
<a href="">Point cloud of Rapa Nui</a>
<a href="">Point cloud of the Leaning Tower of Pisa</a>