Following the January 7 news item on publicly available point cloud data sets many in the PCL community have responded positively, and contributed a number of links to publicly available data and software repositories. Based on the comments and requests of these members it is clear that there is a need for a common place for researchers to advertise publicly available data and software related to the processing of point clouds. As a step in this direction the set of collected links has been organized and placed on the PCL media page. The community is encouraged to contribute new links as well as to comment on best way to organize these links as to provide easy access to high-quality data for the development and comparison of new algorithms related to point cloud processing.
The above image shows an example data set from the Robotic 3D Scan Repository and has been reproduced with permission from Professor Andreas Nüchter, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Germany.