RiACQUIRE covers a wide variety of tasks present in RIEGL's mobile and airborne laser scanning systems. Both mobile and airborne systems comprise at least one laser scanner, a position and attitude measurement system, and an operator's work station. Many systems further comprise camera sub-systems, additional laser scanners, mass data storage devices, and mechanical subassemblies.
The tasks covered by RiACQUIRE are allocated to the operational data acquisition, the phases of system integration, and system verification & testing. An easy to use but powerful interface enhances communication with the supported RIEGL laser scanners. With the aim of reducing the workload for the system operator, only the most ...
The airborne laser scanners RIEGL LMS-Q560i and LMS-Q680 digitize the waveform capability of the echo signal for every emitted laser pulse.
RiANALYZE applies the so-called Full Waveform Analysis to the digitized echo signals provided by the laser scanner and additionally transforms the geometry data (i.e., range and scan angle) into Cartesian coordinates. Thus, RiANALYZE converts the digitized echo signal data to data compatible with conventional airborne laser data processing packages for further processing.
The output is a point cloud in the well-defined Scanner's Own Coordinate System (SOCS) with additional descriptors for every point, e.g., a precise time stamp, the echo signal intensity, the echo pulse width, a ...
Airborne and mobile laser scanning systems provide data acquired by the laser scanner(s) and data from an INS/GNSS system. The laser scanner data is frequently referred to as scan data, whereas the INS/GNSS data or position and orientation data is called in short trajectory data after post-processing.
RiWORLD transforms the scan data into the coordinate system of the trajectory, usually WGS84 (world geodetic system). It thus provides the acquired laser data of the object's surfaces within a geocentered coordinate system for further processing.
In order to transform the scan data with high accuracy, RiWORLD applies accurate geometrical system descriptions as input, i.e., the transformations from the scanner system to ...
RiPROFILE is the companion software for RIEGL Laser Profile Measuring Systems. Its core is identical with RiSCAN PRO.
RiPROFILE is project oriented, i.e., the entire data acquired during a measurement campaign are organized and stored in RiPROFILE's project structure. These data include scans, fine scans, digital images, GPS data, coordinates of control points and tie points, and all transformation matrices necessary to transform the data of multiple scans into a common well-defined coordinate system.
RiPROFILE is designed to optimize the acquisition workflow in the field and provides the tools for visual inspection of overall completeness of data coverage in 3D right after acquisition. In addition to data ...
RiPROCESS is designed for managing, processing, analyzing, and visualizing data acquired with airborne laser scanning systems (ALS systems) and mobile laser scanning systems (MLS systems) based on RIEGL Laser Scanners. Data export in geodetic systems is supported by the GeoSys Manager.
RiPROCESS is project oriented and enables the user to manage all data acquired and processed within a single project. This data includes project data, scanning system information data such as mounting information and calibration data, laser raw data, e.g., the digitized echo signals from the RIEGL LMS-Q560/Q680i laser scanner, position and orientation data from the IMU/GNSS system, intermediate data files, search tree files for ...
For smooth processing of scan data acquired with RIEGL hydrography laser scanners, the airborne data processing software add-on RiHYDRO is offered as a supplement to RiPROCESS.
When processing bathymetric laser data, additional processing steps have to be applied since both the laser beam’s refraction at the air-water interface and the lower propagation speed within the water column must be taken into account in order to obtain a geometrically correct point cloud. Those specific processing steps - usually called "refraction correction" - have to be carried out for each flight strip right after the standard ALS processing workflow.
Refraction correction of the points below the air-water interface (i.e. ...
Acquiring data in airborne laser scanning with high measurement rates from high altitudes frequently results in range ambiguities. Instruments with multiple-time-around capability (MTA) like the LMS-Q780 or the VQ-580 data that can be utilized to resolve these ambiguities in post-processing. Instead of manually specifying the correct MTA zone for range calculation, RiMTA ALS will detect the correct MTA zone for each measurement automatically.
The correct resolution of ambiguous echo ranges is accomplished using RiMTA ALS in tandem with SDCImport and RiANALYZE for an optimized workflow that maintains fast processing speed for mass data production.
RiPRECISION MLS automatically performs adjustments of GNSS/INS trajectories to merge overlapping mobile scan data. It further allows the scan data to be fitted to given control objects. This results in a consistent point cloud of enhanced precision and increased georeferencing accuracy.
To facilitate utmost performance, RiPRECISION MLS is tightly embedded in RiPROCESS. RiPRECISION MLS automatically conducts the whole workflow from scan data analysis to trajectory adjustment without any user interaction.
RiPRECISION UAV automatically performs adjustments of GNSS/INS trajectories to merge overlapping UAV-based RIEGL scan data. It further allows the scan data to be fitted to given control objects. This results in a consistent point cloud of enhanced precision and increased georeferencing accuracy.
To facilitate utmost performance, RiPRECISION UAV is tightly embedded in RiPROCESS. RiPRECISION UAV automatically conducts the whole workflow from scan data analysis to trajectory adjustment without any user interaction.
Data streams of RIEGL V-Line are binary data streams in RXP format (RIEGL eXtended Packets). The data stream is optimized for data generation and data transfer, but is not designed for straightforward further data processing, e.g., for extracting the 3D points actually measured by a V-Line scanner.
RIEGL V-Line instruments provide a well-documented comprehensive command and configuration interface to set the instrument's properties and to control data acquisition. From a programmer‘s perspective, RiVLib is a library that sits between application code and the operating system. Linux, as well as Windows®, are supported.
RiVLib is the well documented platform independent software library ...
RiWaveLIB provides straightforward and well-documented access to the digitized echo signals recorded by selected RIEGL laser scanners during data acquisition. The digitized echo signals, also known as waveform data, are the basis for the so-called full waveform analysis which deduces ranging information and additional data from the waveforms. Additionally, the library enables access to the time stamp and measurement direction for each measurement and thus enables the user to calculate point cloud data based on their own algorithms for the full waveform analysis.
RiWaveLIB provides access to both waveform data formats used by RIEGL, the SDF file format used by RIEGL LMS-Q560 and RIEGL LMS-Q680i, and ...
RiPARAMETER is a software designed for assisting the operators of Airborne Laser Scanner (ALS) systems to find a consistent and valid parameter set for data acquisition.
Based upon the type of LiDAR system and the aircraft specifications, as well as several other selectable constraints (e.g. the properties of the target area or minimum and maximum flight height due to legal and safety limitations) RiPARAMETER delivers optimized parameters. These include the operational parameters for the LiDAR system, as well as the corresponding recommendation of flight speed and flight height AGL of the aircraft.
Depending on the type of project, RiPARAMETER is ready to solve various planning ...
The RIEGL scan database RiDB is a software package for a database driven workflow to provide RIEGL point clouds in AVEVA‘s PDMS software. In today‘s lifecycle management of processing facilities, point clouds have taken over a valuable role for as-built information, which can be used for modeling, clash detection and various other tasks.
To increase efficiency in the scan to model process, RIEGL provides a plug in for AVEVA PDMS to directly connect the RiDB to the PDMS user interface. The point clouds can be loaded straight into the active viewport of PDMS, to be used with any existing 3D model of the facility, or to act as a modeling reference.