[OSGeoLive] Adding PerfectTIN to OSGeoLive

Pierre Abbat phma at bezitopo.org
Tue Aug 18 19:19:56 PDT 2020

On Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:57:00 EDT Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
> Hello Pierre,
> thanks for your application.
> Could you please also provide an installer for your software in a branch
> and make a pull request so we can test it.
> * see also
> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Projects/How_to_add%20your%20project

I'm in the midst of implementing STL export after adding color to the points 
of exported PLY files, so I can't work on a package until that's ready to 
release, which will be version 0.5.1. On top of that, I had two computers fail 
in quick succession. One of them is my main development box, and it came back 
from repair not booting.

Do you mean a .deb package or instructions in shell that fetch the tarballs 
and build and install them?

> Looks like we do not have point clouds on OSGeoLive yet. Do you have a
> suggestion for good example data?

Darkblue_b sent me a link to a point cloud in Raleigh, which I may or may not 
be able to access (it's on the failed computer's M.2 drive). It is not clean 
(it's full of trees). IIRR he processed it at 1 dm tolerance, which that point 
cloud does not deserve, as its density is only about 1/m².

Pat, who asked me to write the program in the first place, is going, sometime 
in the next few weeks, to fly a drone above a church in Shelby to get sample 
data for a continuing education seminar to be held there in December. These 
data will be distributed, or at least demonstrated, to some 40-80 surveyors, 
which should be public enough for a data set to be distributed with OSGeoLive. 
The other point clouds I have are jobs eGPS (where Pat works) or 3DSurvey has 
done, except for one square of West Virginia terrain, which is covered with 

> After we had a look at the installer and decide whether PerfectTIN fits
> you could write the documentation files.
> For the documentation youu find information at
> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/How%20to%20configure%20a%20project%20d
> ocumentation

Is what you mean by "documentation" just one line in the CSV file, or is it 
something that would explain to a user how to use the program?


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