As part of the Horizon 2020 project UNEXMIN we have developed a visualization and processing system to handle multiple hundreds of millions of points on a laptop.
Automated triangulation of tunnel cloud
We developed a robust method to automatically triangulate un-oriented point clouds of tunnels.This example shows a triangulated model of Ecton mine, both levels, (24+ million triangles from ~200 million points). Data courtesy of GeoTerra (http://www.geoterra.co.uk) and GeoSLAM (https://geoslam.com/)
Another part of the Horizon 2020 project UNEXMIN is visualizing and analyzing data from autonomous robots. At an early stage we decided the best way would be through Virtual Reality. This is already working as a stand-alone program and is now being integrated with GEOREKA.
One of our consortium members experiencing virtual reality for the first time
As an interest due to prior experience with Neural Networks, we are exploring how Machine Learning can be applied in exploration and possibly as part of the Horizon 2020 project UNEXMIN.