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Point Cloud vs 3D Reality Mesh

The possibilities for data acquisition in the last 20 years have changed dramatically, as well as the possibilities for data storage (from 1MB memory in PCMCIA cards in the early 90s to the microSDHC cards with even 1TB of memory). This huge growth opened a new chapter in the measurement and survey worlds. We are no longer limited to just picking single, characteristic points. Now we can store the whole geometry, not only of the single objects(i.e. buildings) but of entire cities and countries with their digital terrain models.

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