Geometric Quality Indicators for Scanned Point Clouds
We propose geometric quality indicators for evaluating the quality of point clouds (sets of scanned points). These indicators represent aspects of quality often considered in practical scanning procedures, such as cloud thickness and cloud density. We defined the indicators mathematically and developed software to compute them, then conducted experiments to evaluate the indicators for point clouds obtained by scanning the same samples with different types of surface scanners and scanning procedures. The results showed that the indicators are capable of highlighting various aspects of point cloud quality.
Tojiro Aoyama, Hideki Aoyama, Atsushi Matsubara, Hayato Yoshioka and Libo Zhou
H. Suzuki et al., "Geometric Quality Indicators for Scanned Point Clouds", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 523-524, pp. 901-906, 2012