Project: Railroad Track Visualization for Fraunhofer Institute

TraxplorerLogo196The result of a one-year-lasting student project is “Traxplorer”, an interactive 3D visualization software for browsing laser scanning data point clouds taken from the nose of a moving railroad engine.

FraunhoferLogo196This project was carried out in collaboration between the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Freiburg, and the University for Applied Sciences, Furtwangen, Germany.

 HFULogo196The Fraunhofer Institute is specialized in creating high-performance laser scanners and wanted to have a tool to rapidly visualize the data acquired by their sensors. Challenges in this project were tackling the huge amount of data of scans of entire tracks and the navigation scheme allowing users a comfortable journey through the hose-shaped data cloud.

Take a look at the project video (in German)