Point cloud processing computer help
After looking into buying a computer to run software for processing point cloud data (Leica register, and other programs) Iam wondering what other people use to handle the data.
I would like a off the shelf option but I am being told building my own is the way to go?
any thoughts or recommendations?
I don't do that kind of work myself, but I know someone well who does. What you want, mostly, is all the RAM memory you can pack in. That is rarely available off the shelf.
16gb ram on x64bit OS. I was able to get by on an i7/16gb laptop running Global Mapper 18 with the Lidar option. It still took roughly 30 minutes to process an 8gb point cloud file for attribute segregation & thinning . Not sure if adding more ram would quicken the process. Maybe others could chime in on that option. Once we were able to eliminate unwanted points then creating a DTM was faster.
You need a lit of HD space.
First you got to check what programmes are you planning to run on the system. Some programmes run very well on multi thread CPU but some programmes need a higher clock count. You need high RAM and storage as well. Working on projects on SSDs minumum and later storing on HDD will help save some costs.
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