The Art of the point cloud

A celebration of some of the most beautiful and striking point cloud datasets from around the world.

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The Art of the Point Cloud

Point clouds are large sets of data points in an X, Y and Z coordinate space. They usually represent a surface of an object and can be gathered using technologies such as laser scanners or sonar transducers. Modern scanners can produce huge datasets that are extremely accurate and may contain billions of data points. In 2018 we will be publishing a high quality printed book of some of the most beautiful and striking point cloud datasets from around the world.

Publication Schedule

Call for submissions: 1 October 2016
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2017
Successful contributors notified: 2 June
Print ready material required by: 30 June
Hard back books available with ISBN: Q1 2018

The Art of the Point Cloud is edited by Dr Paul Chapman (Head of The School of Simulation and Visualisation at GSA - SimVis), Dr David Mitchell (Director of Conservation - Historic Environment Scotland), Chris McGregor (Head of Projects - Historic Environment Scotland), Alastair Rawlinson (Head of Data Acquisition, SimVis) and Dr Lyn Wilson (Digital Documentation Manager, Historic Environment Scotland). All entries will be reviewed by a team of experts from both industry and academia. Successful entries will be selected on artistic content and originality of the scan.

Successful Entries

Please note that the call for submissions has now closed.

Please email submissions@artofthepointcloud.com with any questions relating to this publication.

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