Dr. Gottfried Mandlburger (Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart) will give a talk on methods of feature and information extraction from geographic 3D point clouds. He is a main developer of the point cloud processing software OPALS (GEO Department, TU Vienna). A hands-on introduction to geographic point cloud analysis with OPALS will follow up his talk.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nüchter (Institute of Computer Science, University of Würzburg) is joining for a session on state-of-the-art methods of 3D point cloud processing. He is head of the open source project 3D-Toolkit (3DTK), a powerful package of algorithms and methods for 3D processing. A practical exercise using 3DTK will complement this session.
Jorge Martínez-Sánchez (CiTIUS, University of Santiago de Compostela) is joining STAP19 as core developer of the LiDAR simulation framework HELIOS. He will present recent developments in the software project as well as its versatile application possibilities, which will further be part of the Programming and Research Challenge of the workshop.
STAP19 is in part supported by the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp), founded by DFG grant GSC 220 in the German Universities Excellence Initiative.