The new Magnet Collage Web from Topcon Positioning Group is a Web-based service for integration with the Magnet Collage desktop data processing software. It is designed to simplify collaboration and sharing of 3D point cloud data.
“Magnet Collage Web offers a sleek platform, accessible through a Web browser, that integrates with the Magnet Collage Office version to allow professionals to publish and share their mass data maps in a user-friendly and intuitive 3D Web-based environment,” says Jason Hallett, vice president of Topcon global product management. “The solution offers more universal access to point cloud models by eliminating the need for installed software with high-performance computing requirements.”
Magnet Collage is designed to offer a single-environment solution for professionals processing and publishing data from laser scanners, mobile mapping devices, modern paving scanners, and traditional surveying instruments.
“This new integrated Web service features fast-loading point cloud visualization combined with unique high-fidelity rendering to reveal precision data on demand. Free access to the software is available to see it first hand and fly a model at the Magnet Collage Web page,” Hallett says. “Use of scanning technologies in the survey and construction industries has experienced an uptick in recent years. … Our new service removes previous barriers for project teams looking to share 3D point cloud models inside their company or as a service to others.”
About Topcon Positioning Group
Headquartered in Livermore, Calif., Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management, and mobile control markets. Brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star and 2LS. Parent Topcon Corporation, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.