3-D Mapping with Point Cloud

Tuesday, October 22 , 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TCEQ Computer Training Lab
Taught by:
Sean Moran
Growth in Lidar, ortho mapping, and laser scanning is making elevation point clouds more accessible to GIS professionals. This course will demonstrate a general workflow for extracting 3D surfaces and features using industry standard and open source software. Students will:

  1. Learn about remote sensing technology and 3D point clouds.
  2. Georeference, merge, clip, and resample points clouds using CloudCompare 3D point cloud and mesh processing software.
  3. Symbolize, classify, and process point clouds using ArcGIS Pro GIS software.
  4. Extract 3D surfaces and features from point clouds.
  5. Publish an interactive 3D map.

Students will get hands-on experience using CloudCompare 3D and ArcGIS Pro to process 3D point clouds and create 3D maps.

Instructor Bio(s)

Sean Moran

headshot of instructor Sean Moran Sean Moran is the ACC GIS Department Chair and Professor. He has over 20 years of professional planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) experience. He has extensive experience utilizing information technology to facilitate planning, engineering, and environmental projects. Prior to coming to Austin Community College (ACC) in 2009, Mr. Moran taught applied GIS to graduate-level planning students in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas. He has a BS in Forest Science from Texas A&M University and an MS in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas.