[Live-demo] [OSGeo-Discuss] Open Perception announced!

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 05:25:15 PDT 2012

Based upon your description, I suspect that PCL does not quite fit our 
selection category.

Ideally we would be looking to see the geospatial department of an 
established, risk adverse organisation using PCL are a core part of the 
geospatial analysis.

 From what I'm seeing from your description, it seems that while 
geospatial applications might make use of PCL and PCL outputs, PCL is 
not a geospatial application in its own right.

Thanks for the conversation, and feel free to get back to me if I've 

On 21/06/2012 11:30 AM, Radu B. Rusu wrote:
> Cameron,
> Thanks! It looks like PCL might be useful for the OSGeo community. 
> Though not targeting Geospatial data or the Geospatial community per 
> se, we deal with large 3D point cloud structures, and provide a 
> variety of algorithmic tools (mostly in the form of libraries at the 
> moment, less on GUIs/complete applications -- with the exception of 
> demo applications/tech demonstrators of course) that someone could use.
> I'd be happy to provide more information about our project if you 
> think that's valuable for your software DVD distribution.
> Thanks,
> Radu.
> On 06/19/2012 12:19 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Radu,
>> Details are here:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#How_to_add_a_project_to_OSGeoLive 
>> On 19/06/2012 7:06 AM, Radu B. Rusu wrote:
>>> Cameron,
>>> I am not familiar with the category requirements for geospatial 
>>> projects within OSGEO. Could you please point me in
>>> the right direction?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Radu.
>>> On 06/18/2012 05:03 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> Radu,
>>>> It sounds like PointCloudLibrary might be a candidate for including 
>>>> on the OSGeo-Live [1] DVD, and associated marketing
>>>> pipeline? Does it fit the category of "an established Open Source 
>>>> Geospatial project"?
>>>> [1] http://live.osgeo.org
>>>> [2] http://pointclouds.org/
>>>> On 19/06/12 06:50, Radu B. Rusu wrote:
>>>>> All,
>>>>> Over the weekend, in overflowing rooms at the Point Cloud 
>>>>> Processing workshop and PCL tutorial at CVPR 2012, Willow
>>>>> Garage proudly announced the creation of Open Perception, Inc. 
>>>>> (OP) -- http://www.openperception.org, an independent
>>>>> non-profit foundation, focused on advancing the development and 
>>>>> adoption of open source software for 2D and 3D
>>>>> processing of sensory data. For more details about the 
>>>>> announcement, please see the official press release
>>>>> (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9612759.htm).
>>>>> Open Perception is founded by a global community of researchers 
>>>>> and engineers for the benefit of the industrial and
>>>>> research 3D perception communities. The Point Cloud Library (PCL) 
>>>>> project represents Open Perception's most important
>>>>> work to date consisting of a large scale, BSD-licensed open 
>>>>> project for 3D point cloud processing.
>>>>> The foundation is set up to receive donations and sponsorship from 
>>>>> anyone, and will concentrate on paying developers
>>>>> in the community, giving students travel grants and stipends, 
>>>>> organizing open source events, and supporting its
>>>>> projects, such as PCL. The more support OP receives, the more it 
>>>>> can do and give back to the entire world.
>>>>> Open Perception is an open organization. We are welcoming support 
>>>>> ranging from a pat on a shoulder, to lines of code
>>>>> and monetary donations. Please visit the foundation's Get 
>>>>> Involved! page (http://www.openperception.org/get-involved/)
>>>>> and see how you can contribute today.
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Radu.

Cameron Shorter
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