Point Cloud Processing 2018

March 13th, 2018 · Delft, the Netherlands

Point Cloud Processing 2018 is a 1-day seminar on the latest developments in point cloud processing. It was held on 13 March 2018 at the Delft University of Technology organised and hosted by the NWO funded project 3D for environmental modelling (3D4EM).

PCP2018 was a joint event with 3DSM, ERC, the VOLTA project, EuroSDR and Geonovum and is organised by Ravi Peters, Jantien Stoter and Hugo Ledoux of the 3D geoinformation group at TU Delft.

The objective of this seminar is share knowledge about exciting developments in point cloud processing. Topics of interest are:

  • acquisition & visualisation
  • data structures & management,
  • segmentation & classification,
  • object detection & reconstruction,
  • applications & use-cases from practice.

The VOLTA project, supporting this event, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 734687.

Programme + presentation slides

9:15 Doors open
9:45 Welcome
9:50 Keynote Point Cloud acquisition and structuring
Fabio Remondino, FBK, Trento, Italy
10:10 Acquisition and practice The future of the Dutch national LiDAR dataset (AHN)
Jeroen Leusink, Het Waterschapshuis
Image-based point clouds at Kadaster
Willem van Hinsbergh, Kadaster
Lidar applications in the City of Rotterdam 2008-2018
Michiel Boelhouwer, City of Rotterdam
Reconstruction and detection Building detection with the 3D medial axis transform
Ravi Peters, TU Delft
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Reconstruction and detection Point Cloud Registration & Reconstruction
Liangliang Nan, TU Delft
Change detection in the built-up area
Kaixuan Zhou, TU Delft
Object detection on highways with MLS point clouds
Jinhu Wang, TU Delft
Automated rail infrastructure modelling from MLS point clouds
Tobias Wittwer, GeoNext BV
VR and AR Point Cloud Data in VR and AR
Ed Fennema, Geodan
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Keynote Point Cloud acquisition via calibration to classification
Norbert Pfeifer, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
14:05 Semantic enrichment Fusion of ALS/MLS and large scale topography (BGT)
Sander Oude Elberink, ITC
Exploiting indoor mobile laser scanning trajectories for semantic interpretation of point clouds
Shayan Nikoohemat, ITC
Processing Near instant point cloud generation from stereo-imagery for small areas
Sven Briels, Readaar
14:45 Coffee break
15:05 Processing Beyond point clouds: developing a workflow for volumetric data capture
Gary Nobles, University of Groningen
Web-based point cloud processing
Dogan Altundag, GeoSignum
Sharing and consuming point clouds via webservices
Niels van der Vaart, ESRI
15:45 Closing
15:50 Drinks


The registration form has been closed because we have reached the full capacity of our location.


The event will be hosted in the Berlage zalen of Building 8 (BK City). The Berlage zalen are located just behind the west entrance.


Following is a list with hotels in Delft. Most of them are situated in the old city centre, which is only a 10-15 minutes walk from the event location

Further information

Please contact Ravi Peters if you have any further questions.