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PCL-TRCS kickstart!

PCL-TRCS is ready to start! Due to the extreme level of interest, we have received an impressive number of great applications, and therefore have decided to bump the number of projects/slots to 8. It is therefore our pleasure to announce the dream team that will be working on TRCS for the next 3-6 months!

PCL and Trimble Code Sprint 2012

It is our immense pleasure to announce the beginning of a new PCL Code Sprint sponsored by Trimble: PCL-TRCS!

PCL Code Sprints are intended to rapidly advance the capabilities of the Point Cloud Library in a certain area/subject by offering stipends to talented student developers and pairing them with knowledgeable mentors for several months of accelerated software development. These sprints have been inspired by the Google Summer Of Code (GSOC) initiative, and we will be following the same basic model. Projects will run for an initial period of 3-6 months with the same structure and performance evaluations as the GSOC program, and all of the code produced will be open source.

For this winter's PCL-Trimble Code Sprint, we have identified the following important areas for further development in PCL, and we are therefore searching for outstanding candidates (and mentors) to work on the following projects:

  1. Automated decimation: automatically reduce the number of points in the point cloud based upon the definition of a feature (i.e., not a generic spatial sampling). For example reduce the number of points used to define simple surfaces, such as…

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